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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 Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - American literature - 1919 - 679 pages
...Politice in his God f redo. By ensample of which excellente Poets, I labour to pourtraict in Arthure, but he was distinc morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised; the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes: which...
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book IV. England. book V. Philosophy and science

Henry Osborn Taylor - Europe - 1920
...which strike us, so to speak, " as of the time," Spenser tells how he proposes to portray " in Arthure, before he was King, the image of a brave knight perfected...twelve private moral virtues, as Aristotle hath devised ; that which is the purpose of these first twelve books ; which if I find to be well accepted, I may...
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Spenser: Selections

Edmund Spenser - 1923 - 208 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, 10 the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes...
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - English Literature (selections: Extracts, Etc.) - 1925 - 1144 pages
...Politice in his Godfredo. By ensample of which excellente Poets, I labour to pourtraict in Arthure, iam McClelland morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised; the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes: which...
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Cambridge History of English Literature 3: Renascence and Reformation

A. W. Ward, A. R. Waller - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 474 pages
...noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline'; and this he proposed to do by portraying 'in Arthure, before he was King, the image of a brave Knight, perfected in the twelve private Morall Vertues, as Aristotle hath devised.' But the knight, as such, no longer, in any real sense,...
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An Arthurian Triangle: A Study of the Origin, Development, and ...

Peter Korrel - Arthurian romances - 1984 - 301 pages
...Malory, were to portray the king. Spenser in his Faerie Queene laboured to "pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private moral! vertues", but "magnificence, in particular, which 205 Cp. also ET Pochoda, Arthurian Propaganda, Oxford,...
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Spenser and the Poetics of Pastoral: A Study of the World of Colin Clout

David R. Shore - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 191 pages
...imaginative recreation of the ideal that constitutes a gentleman: "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 books." 20...
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King Arthur: Hero and Legend

Richard Barber - History - 1986 - 209 pages
...furthest from the danger of envy, and suspition of the present time. 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 — So in the person of prince Arthure I sette forth magnificence...
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Patronage, Politics, and Literary Traditions in England, 1558-1658

Cedric Clive Brown - Authors and patrons - 1993 - 309 pages
...of which he actually wrote) will be similarly confined. Together these twelve books are to portray 'in Arthur, before he was king, the image of a brave...knight, perfected in the twelve private moral virtues ... which, if I find to be well accepted', he says, 'I may be perhaps encouraged to frame the other...
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Forms of Nationhood: The Elizabethan Writing of England

Richard Helgerson - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 367 pages
...of which he actually wrote) will be similarly confined. Together these twelve books are to portray "in Arthur, before he was king, the image of a brave...knight, perfected in the twelve private moral virtues . . . which, if I find to be well accepted," he says, "I may be perhaps encouraged to frame the other...
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