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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. Cantos I.-II., and the Prothalamion: With Prefatory and ...

Edmund Spenser - 1898
...Politico 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 moral! vertues, as Aristotle hath devised: the which Is the purpose of these first twelve bookes: which if...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 1

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1899
...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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History of English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1900 - 499 pages
...noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." Spenser says: " 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." Twelve Knights personifying twelve Virtues were to fight...
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A first sketch of English literature. With suppl. to the end of queen ...

Henry Morley - 1912
...his whole intention in the course of this work," said only that he laboured to pourtraict in Arthure, to an argument upon the Dignity of Learning; and the second book, on the moral vertues, as Aristotle hath devised, the which is the purpose of the first twelve books ; which...
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Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and His Noble ...

Sir Thomas Malory - Arthurian romances - 1901 - 509 pages
...Walter Rale; prefixed to the first three books of the Faerie Queene, and after labouring pourtrait in Arthur before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfec in the twelve Morall Vertues,' he might have been ' perhaps encouraged to fit the other part...
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The works of Edmund Spenser

1902
...Godfrcdo, By en-sample of winch exccllente Poets, I labour topourtraict in Arthure, before he u'as king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall virtues, as Aristotle hath devised; the 1 which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes:...
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Britomart

Edmund Spenser - 1903 - 266 pages
...Politicc, 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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English & American Literature, Studies in Literary Criticism ..., Volume 8

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1903
...gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline. — I labour to poratraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised. — In that Faerie Queene I meane glory in my generall intention,...
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Shakespeare Self-revealed in His Sonnets and Phoenix and Turtle

William Shakespeare - 1904 - 275 pages
...informed Sir Walter Raleigh that in that' continued allegory or dark conceit,' ' I labour to pourtray in Arthur, before he was King, the image of a brave...in the twelve private moral virtues, as Aristotle doth devise, the which is the purpose of these first twelve books. ... So have I laboured to do in...
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Idylls of the King

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - Arthurian romances - 1904 - 421 pages
...Spenser (1552-1599), in his greatest poem, the Faerie Queene, used the story of King Arthur to portray "the image of a brave knight perfected in the twelve private moral virtues." We know that Milton, too (1608-1674), about half a century later, planned to write a poem on King Arthur...
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