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" I labour to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised... "
Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills - Page 293
by Irishman - 1840
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The Faerie Queene: Book I

Edmund Spenser - Epic poetry, English - 1893 - 342 pages
...Politice in his Godfredo. By ensample of which excellente Poets, I labour to pourtraict in Arthure. before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised ; the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes :...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1895
...meant once more to join both. ' By example of which excellent poets,' he says, ' I labour to pourtray in Arthur, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the XII private moral virtues, as Aristotle hath devised ; the which is the purpose of these first twelve...
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English Men of Letters: Chaucer, by Adolphus William Ward, 1896; Spenser, by ...

1895
...Politico in his Godfredo. By ensample of which excellent* Poets, I labour to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised ; the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes :...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 1

M. Arnold - English poetry - 1895
...meant once more to join both. ' By example of which excellent poets,' he says, ' I labour to pourtray in Arthur, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the XII private moral virtues, as Aristotle hath devised ; the which is the purpose of these first twelve...
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Spenser's Britomart: From Books III, IV, and V of the Faery Queene

Edmund Spenser - 1896 - 265 pages
...Politice, in his Godfredo. By ensample of which excellent Poets, I laboure to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised : which if I find to be well accepted, I may be perhaps encoraged...
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Spenser's Britomart: From Books III, IV, and V of the Faery Queene

Edmund Spenser - 1896 - 265 pages
...Politice, in his Godfredo. By ensample of which excellent Poets, I laboure to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised : which if I find to be well accepted, I may be perhaps encoraged...
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A Handbook of English Literature

William Hall Griffin - Authors, English - 1897 - 384 pages
...gentle discipline.' Of this, King Arthur is his exemplar, and he strives ' to pourtraict' in him, ' before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised.' Each ' morall vertue,' if the work had been finished, would...
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A Handbook of English Literature

William Hall Griffin - Authors, English - 1897 - 384 pages
...gentle discipline.' Of this, King Arthur is his exemplar, and he strives ' to pourtraict ' in him, ' before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised.' Each ' morall vertue,' if the work had been finished, would...
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A History of English Poetry, Volume 2

William John Courthope - English poetry - 1897
...disturbed, a fact which proves conclusively that the central idea, as described by Spenser, viz., " the image of a brave knight perfected in the twelve private moral virtues," though it may have been in the poet's mind before he began to write, was not the actual inspiring motive...
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Complete Works of Edmund Spenser: Edited from the Original Editions and ...

Edmund Spenser - 1897 - 736 pages
...(Jodfredo. By entample of which ercellente Poets, I labour topourtraict in Arthure, before he teas ling to leese the grosse. When the good old man used to sleepe. Hu morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised f the which is thepurpose of these first twe,ve booties :...
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