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againſt alfo alſo antient Antoninus Liberalis Apollonius Ariofto atchievements beaft Bevis Britomartis caftle called cauſe cenfured Charlemagne Chaucer circumftance Cocytus copied from Ariofto DARRAINE defcribing defcription defign diſcovered doth edit enchanted engliſh FAERIE faid FAIRY QUEEN fame faſhion fatires fays feems fhall firft firſt fleſh fome fometimes fong ftanza ftill ftory fubject fuch fuppofed fword Henry VII hiftory himſelf horſes Hylas Ibid illuftrated imitation inftances king Arthur Knight's Tale knights lady laft laſt likewife lonius meaſure mentioned Merlin Milton moft MORTE ARTHUR moſt muſt obferve occafion Onomacritus Ophion Orlando Orpheus Orthrus paffage Paftorals poem poet preſent prince publiſhed QUESTING BEAST reaſon reft repreſented rhyme round table ſeems ſeen Shakeſpeare ſhall ſhe ſhould Sir Dagonet ſome ſpeaks Spenfer ſtory ſuch ſuppoſed tale Talus thefe theſe thofe thoſe thouſand tranflated Triftram twelve uſed verfe verſes whoſe word καὶ
Page 222 - And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Page 125 - But shall I tel thee a tale of truth, Which I cond of Tityrus in my youth, Keeping his sheepe on the hils of Kent?
Page 120 - What recks it them? What need they? They are sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, But swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly and foul contagion spread; Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once and smite no more.
Page 5 - Arthur, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private moral virtues, as Aristotle hath devised, the which is the purpose of these first twelve books...
Page 136 - The laurell, meed of mightie conquerours And poets sage ; the firre that weepeth still ; The willow, worne of forlorne paramours; The eugh, obedient to the benders will; The birch for shaftes; the sallow for the mill; The mirrhe sweete-bleeding in the bitter wound; The warlike beech ; the ash for nothing ill ; The fruitfull olive; and the platane round; The carver holme; the maple seeldom inward sound.
Page 126 - ... praise of many, which are due to this Poet, that he hath laboured to restore, as to their rightful heritage, such good and natural English words, as have been long time out of use, and almost clean disherited.
Page 16 - If there be any poem whose graces please because they are situated beyond the reach of art, and where the force and faculties of creative imagination delight, because they are unassisted and unrestrained by those of deliberate judgment, it is this.
Page 134 - But let no rebel satyr dare traduce Th' eternal legends of thy faerie Muse, Renowned Spenser : whom no earthly wight Dares once to emulate, much less dares despight. Salust * of France, and Tuscan Ariost, Yield up the...
Page 96 - But sooth it was not sure for womanish shame, Nor any blemish, which the worke mote blame; But for, they say, she hath both kinds in one, Both male and female, both under one name: She syre and mother is her selfe alone, Begets and eke conceives, ne needeth other none.