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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 Perfect and the Preterite in Contemporary and Earlier English

Johan Elsness - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 432 pages
...[Spenser, p. 166] 5-1 015 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 morali vertues, as Aristotle hath devised, the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes: ......
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Second Thoughts: A Focus on Rereading

David Galef - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 383 pages
...Byensample of which excellente Poets [Homer, Virgil, Ariosto, and Tasso], I labour to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues. (592) This description has almost nothing to do with the poem Spenser wrote. As John...
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Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves: Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser, Roy Maynard - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1999 - 240 pages
...According to a letter about the poem that Spenser sent to Sir Walter Raleigh, "I labor to portrait in Arthur, before he was king, the image of a brave...knight, perfected in the twelve private moral virtues." Redcross portrays the first of these, holiness. What are the others? Temperence is the subject of Book...
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Spenser's Faerie Queene: Observations on the Fairy queen of Spenser. pt. 1

Thomas Warton - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 308 pages
...difcover, and win, GLORIANA, or Glory. In a word, in this character the poet profefies to pourtray, " THE IMAGE OF A BRAVE KNIGHT PERFECTED IN THE TWELVE PRIVATE MORAL VIRTUES." It is evident that our author in eftablifhing one hero, who feeking and attaining one grand end, which...
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Philaster: Or, Love Lies A-Bleeding by Beaumont and Fletcher

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 142 pages
...gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline. . . 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 Reign of Chivalry

Richard W. Barber - History - 2005 - 184 pages
...King Arthure, as most fitte for the excellency of his person ... 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: which...
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英美文學精要問答

American literature - 2006 - 234 pages
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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1879 - 665 pages
...intention in the course of this work," he said only that he labored "to pourtraict in Artiiure, before, lie was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private moral verities, as Aristotle hath devised, the which is the purpose of these first twelve books ; which if...
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