The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 2

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C. C. Little and J. Brown, 1853
 

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Page 127 - they heard a most melodious sound, Of all that mote delight a daintie eare, Such as attonce might not on living ground, Save in this paradise, be heard elsewhere: Right hard it was for wight which did it heare, To read
Page 247 - XXXIX. Into that forest farre they thence him led Where was their dwelling; in a pleasant glade With mountaines rownd about environed And mightie woodes, which did the valley shade, And like a stately theatre it made Spreading itselfe into a spatious plaine ; And in the midst a little river plaide Emongst the pumy
Page 386 - But feard each shadow moving to or froe; And, his owne armes when glittering he did spy Or clashing heard, he fast away did fly, As ashes pale of hew, and winged heeld ; And. evermore on Daunger fixt his eye, Gainst whom he alwayes bent a brasen shield, Which his right hand unarmed fearefully did wield.
Page 129 - earst 2 was sought to deck both bed and bowre Of many a lady, and many a paramowre! Gather therefore the rose whilest yet is prime, For soone comes age that will her pride deflowre : Gather the rose of love whilest yet is time,
Page 35 - And part triangulare; O worke divine! Those two the first and last proportions are; The one imperfect, mortall, feminine; Th' other immortall, perfect, masculine; And twixt them both a quadrate was the base, Proportiond equally by seven and nine; Nine was the circle sett in heavens place: All which compacted made a goodly diapase.
Page 276 - And wilfull want, all carelesse of her needes; So choosing solitarie to abide Far from all neighbours, that her divelish deedes And hellish arts from people she might hide, And hurt far off unknowne whomever she envide. VII. The Damzell there arriving entred in; Where sitting on the flore the Hag she found Busie (as seem'd) about some wicked gin
Page 126 - it no lesse faire was fownd: So hidd in lockes and waves from lookers theft, Nought but her lovely face she for his looking left. LXVIII. Withall she laughed, and she blusht withall, That blushing to her laughter gave more grace, And laughter to her blushing, as did fall.
Page 114 - Suddeinly an innumerable flight Of harmefull fowles about them fluttering cride, And with their wicked wings them ofte ' did smight, And sore annoyed, groping in that griesly night. XXXVI. Even all the nation of unfortunate And fatall birds about them flocked were, Such as by nature men abhorre and hate; The ill-faste
Page 189 - To traveill, go to see that dreadful place: It is an hideous hollow cave (they say) Under a rock that lyes a litle space From the swift Barry, tombling downe apace Emongst the woody hilles of Dyneuowre: But dare thou not, I charge, in any cace To enter into that same balefull bowre,
Page 129 - how more bold and free Her bared bosome she doth broad display; Lo! see soone after how she fades and falls away! LXXV. So passeth, in the passing of a day, Of mortall life the leafe, the bud, the

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