The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser in Three Volumes...: Spenser's Faerie queene, edited by J. C. Smith

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Clarendon Press, 1909
 

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Page 472 - For, all that moveth, doth in change delight: : But thence-forth all shall rest eternally With Him that is the God of Sabbaoth hight: . O that great Sabbaoth God, graunt me that Sabaoths sight.
Page 471 - Cease therefore, daughter, further to aspire, And thee content thus to be rul'd by me: For thy decay thou seekst by thy desire: But time shall come that all shall changed bee, And from thenceforth none no more change shall see.
Page 473 - The generall end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline...
Page 412 - Such was the beauty of this goodly band, Whose sundry parts were here too long to tell : But she, that in the midst of them did stand, Seem'd all the rest in beauty to excell...
Page 109 - Through thoughts aspyring to eternall fame. For as the soule doth rule the earthly masse, And all the service of the bodie frame, So love of soule doth love of bodie passe, No lesse then perfect gold surmounts the meanest brasse.
Page 473 - I chose the historye of King Arthure, as most fitte for the excellency of his person, being made famous by many mens former workes, and also furthest from the daunger of envy, and suspition of present time.
Page 474 - But such, me seeme, should be satisfide with the use of these dayes, seeing all things accounted by their showes, and nothing esteemed of, that is not delightfull and pleasing to commune sence.
Page 411 - They say that Venus, when she did dispose Her selfe to pleasaunce, used to resort Unto this place, and therein to repose And rest her selfe, as in a gladsome port, Or with the Graces there to play and sport; That even her...
Page 473 - A LETTER OF THE AUTHORS EXPOUNDING HIS WHOLE INTENTION IN THE COURSE OF THIS WORKE : WHICH FOR THAT IT GIVETH GREAT LIGHT TO THE READER, FOR THE BETTER UNDERSTANDING IS HEREUNTO ANNEXED...
Page 125 - Fresh shadowes, fit to shroud from sunny ray; Faire lawnds, to take the sunne in season dew ; Sweet springs, in which a thousand Nymphs did play ; Soft rombling brookes, that gentle slomber drew...

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