Book I of the Faery Queene

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Clarendon Press, 1881 - 257 pages
 

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Page 4 - A lovely ladie rode him faire beside, Upon a lowly asse more white then snow ; Yet she much whiter, but the same did hide Under a vele, that wimpled was full low...
Page 168 - Abhorred Styx, the flood of deadly hate; Sad Acheron, of sorrow, black and deep; Cocytus, named of lamentation loud Heard on the rueful stream; fierce Phlegethon, Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage.
Page 5 - When, weening to returne whence they did stray, They cannot finde that path, which first was showne But wander too and fro in waies unknowne, Furthest from end then, when they neerest weene, That makes them doubt their wits be not their owne : So many pathes, so many turnings seene, That which of them to take, in diverse doubt they been.
Page 11 - A little lowly hermitage it was, Downe in a dale, hard by a forests side, Far from resort of people, that did pas In travell to and froe: a little wyde There was an holy chappell edifyde, Wherein the hermite dewly wont to say His holy things each morne and eventyde : Thereby a christall streame did gently play, Which from a sacred fountaine welled forth alway.
Page 114 - Come, come away, fraile, feeble, fleshly wight, Ne let vaine words bewitch thy manly hart, Ne divelish thoughts dismay thy constant spright. In heavenly mercies hast thou not a part ? Why shouldst thou then despeire, that chosen art?
Page 44 - Yet childe ne kinsman living had he none To leave them to ; but thorough daily care To get, and nightly feare to lose his owne, He led a wretched life, unto himselfe unknowne.
Page xxviii - Queene to assygne her some one of her knights to take on him that exployt. Presently that clownish person, upstarting, desired that adventure : whereat the Queene much wondering, and the Lady much gainesaying, yet he earnestly importuned his desire.
Page 15 - BY this the Northerne wagoner had set His sevenfold teme behind the stedfast starre That was in Ocean waves yet never wet, But firme is fixt, and sendeth light from farre To al that in the wide deepe wandring arre ; And chearefull Chaunticlere with his note shrill Had warned once, that Phoebus...
Page 40 - High above all a cloth of state was spred, And a rich throne, as bright as sunny day ; On which there sate, most brave embellished With royall robes and gorgeous array, A mayden Queene...
Page 163 - In that Faery Queene I meane glory in my generall intention, but in my particular I conceive the most excellent and glorious person of our soveraine the Queene, and her kingdome in Faery Land.

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