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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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LITERARY BY-PATHS IN OLD ENGLAND

HENRY C.SHELLEY - 1909
...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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A Literary History of the English People from the Renaissance to the Civil ...

Jean Jules Jusserand - English literature - 1906
...aristocratic intention is openly acknowledged. " The generall end of all the booke," wrote Spenser, " is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." 1 The problem was held to be of paramount importance, and many a treatise in Latin, Italian, French,...
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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1906 - 700 pages
...would otherwise have remained obscure. " The generall end, therefore, of all the booke," he says, " is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline. ... I chose the historie of King Arthure, as most fit for the excellencie of his person, beeing made...
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The Arthur of the English Poets

Howard Maynadier - Arthurian romances - 1907 - 454 pages
...thought good ... to discover unto you the geiierall intention and meaning. . . . The generall end . . . is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline. Which for that I conceived shoul.de be most plausible and pleasing, beeing coloured with an historical!...
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The Great English Letter Writers, Volume 2

William James Dawson, Coningsby Dawson - Letter-writing - 1908
...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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Lives of Great English Writers from Chaucer to Browning

Walter Swain Hinchman, Francis Barton Gummere - Authors, English - 1908 - 569 pages
...as " a continued Allegory, or darke conceit," must have its general intention clearly set forth : it is " to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." Such a moral, the poet goes on, should be " coloured with an historical] fiction, the which the most...
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Epic and Romance: Essays on Medieval Literature

William Paton Ker - Epic poetry - 1908 - 398 pages
...portrait of Kjartan may look as if it were designed, like the portrait of Amadis or Tirant the White, " to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." Sometimes the story is involved in the ordinary business of Icelandic life, and Kjartan and Bolli,...
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Shelburne Essays: Fifth series

Paul Elmer More - American literature - 1908 - 261 pages
...of Wisedome." The Faerie Queene is the flower of the school in England, with its confessed attempt " to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline" by uniting "the twelve private morall vertues" of Aristotle with the graces of chivalry. There is a...
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Courts & Camps of the Italian Renaissance: Being a Mirror of the Life and ...

Christopher Hare - Italy - 1908 - 297 pages
...pupil's requirements. It is curious to find Spenser telling us that the aim of his "Faerie Queen" was "to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline," by showing how the twelve moral virtues of Aristotle are set forth in the lives of twelve knights....
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The Complete Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser - Poetry - 1908 - 852 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 ill vertuous and gentle discipline : which for that I conceived shoulde be most plausible and pleasing,...
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