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" The generall end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline... "
The Christian Observer - Page 251
1815
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Home Pictures of English Poets, for Fireside and Schoolroom

Kate Sanborn - English poetry - 1869 - 291 pages
...fable, full of hidden meaning, and the scene is laid in an imaginary land of chivalry. His purpose was " to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." Each book of the poem is allegorical of some virtue, such as temperance, friendship, courtesy ; each...
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New Outlook, Volume 61

1899
...this ancestral park. -'The generall end of all the booke," wrote Spenser of the "Faerie Queene," " is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." And who but Sidney was his model ? He " impressed his own noble and beautiful character deeply on Spenser's...
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The Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 6

Edmund Spenser, Charles Grosvenor Osgood, Frederick Morgan Pedelford - Poetry - 1872 - 520 pages
...expressing of any particular purposes, or by-accidente, therein occasioned. The general end therefore of all the Booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person iu vertuous and gentle discipline : which for that I concerned shouldc be most plausible and pleasing,...
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A Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical: With an Appendix on ...

Thomas Arnold - English literature - 1873 - 567 pages
...Walter Raleigh, which is generally prefixed to the work, the author has explained his plan : — ' The general end of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman...or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline; which for that I conceived shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured with an historical...
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The Repository, Volumes 51-52

Universalism - 1874
...impersonations, to enchant with interest the battle we are all engaged in. Spenser himself says, "the generall end of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." Bunyan was a natural weaver of the allegorical web, to whom a religious purpose secured the worthiness...
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The Civil Service Handbook of English Literature: For the Use of Candidates ...

Austin Dobson - Authors, English - 1874 - 296 pages
...first three books published in 1590. 'The generall ende .... of all the booke," says the author, ' is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline.' Of this, King Arthur is his exemplar, and he strives ' to pourtraict ' in him, ' before he was king,...
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Book 1 of the Faery Queene

Edmund Spenser - 1875 - 251 pages
...expressing of any particular purposes, or by-accidents therein occasioned. The generall end therefore of all the booke, is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline. Which for that I conceived shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, beeing coloured with an historicall...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and ..., Volume 4

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...expressing of any particular purposes, or by accidents, therein occasioned. The generall end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline : Which for that I conceived shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured with an historicall...
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Studies in English, prose and poetry, ed. and annotated by H.C. Bowen

Herbert Courthope Bowen - 1876
...knight-errantry of his day, is an elaborate allegory, the meaning and object of which, he tells us, " is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." Una, who has been separated from her Redcrosse knight, the pattern Englishman, by art magic, represents...
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Works of Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser - 1877 - 562 pages
...expressing of any particular purposes, or by-accidents, therein occasioned. The general end therefore of all the Booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person iu vertuous and gentle discipline : which for that I conceiued shoulde be most plausible and pleasing,...
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