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A Letter Concerning a New Edition of Spenser's Faerie Queene. to Gilbert ...
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A Letter Concerning a New Edition of Spenser's Faerie Queene: To Gilbert West
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Page 16 - 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 10 - And, more to lull him in his slumber soft, A trickling stream from high rock tumbling down, And ever-drizzling rain upon the loft, Mixt with a murmuring wind, much like the sound Of swarming bees, did cast him in a swown. No other noise, nor peoples troublous cries, As still are wont t...
Page 28 - Virgil in leaving sometimes half-verses (where the sense seems to invite a man to that liberty) yet his authority alone is sufficient, especially in a thing that looks so naturally and gracefully : and I am far from their opinion, who think that Virgil himself intended to have filled up those broken Hemestiques: There are some places in him, which I dare almost swear have been made up since his death by the putid officiousness of some Grammarians; as that of Dido, Moriamur inulta?
Page 8 - I will cite a passage from Cambden in the life of Q. Elizabeth. Ann. 1567. "Thus did Shan Oneal come to his bloody end: A man he was who had stained his hands with blood, and dealt in all the pollutions of unchast embraces.
Page 3 - ... it's foam with undulating train; Above, below, they wheel, retreat, advance, In air and ocean weave the mazy dance; ' * Bow their quick heads, and point their diamond eyes, And twinkle to the fun with ever changing dyes. * By this pi&ure we' are reminded of the figure of Sin at the gates of hell.
Page 17 - Caefar brought to Rome. In the tenth book of Heliodorus you will find that Theagenes both tamed and rode on the back of a wild bull ; which breaking loofe from the facrifice he...
Page 24 - Deem it not to be thy force, but the unjuft doom of fortune, that hath ** overthrown me. Do not afcribe it to thy ftrength, but to unjuft fortune.
Page 19 - Her plong, as over-maystered by might, Where both awhile would covered remaine, And each the other from to rise restraine ; The whiles their snowy limbes, as through a vele, So through the christall waves appeared plaine : Then suddeinly both would themselves unhele, And th' amorous sweet spoiles to greedy eyes revele.