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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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English Poems: The Elizabethan age and the Puritan period (1550-1660)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1909
...wyre: hair, stars: eyes. (32) 99. 05= according as. (33) THE FAERIE QUEENE. "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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The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser in Three Volumes...: Spenser's Faerie ...

Edmund Spenser - 1909
...particular purposes or by-accidents therein occasioned. The generall end therefore of all the boolie is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline : Which for that I conceiued shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured with an historicall...
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The Crisis of Courtesy: Studies in the Conduct-Book in Britain, 1600-1900

Jacques Carré - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 201 pages
...that his design is to colour with 'historical! fiction' the 'generall end' of the whole work, which is 'to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline.' The fiction thus becomes fused with the idea of fashioning, joining together each of the twin concepts...
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Allegory and Violence

Gordon Teskey - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 195 pages
...This is what Spenser means in the "Letter to Raleigh" when he says that the "general! end" of his book is "to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." By drawing the reader into its system, the poem "fashions" an intellectual habit. In the Enlightenment,...
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Romance and Revolution: Shelley and the Politics of a Genre

David Duff - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 276 pages
...there is, in addition, an echo of Spenser's famous remark that the purpose of The Faerie Queene was ' to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline', 40 an aim that can be identified with the vision of an ideal prince which extends over the whole poem...
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The Specter of Dido: Spenser and Virgilian Epic

John Watkins - Poetry - 1995 - 208 pages
...and Acrasia signal Spenser's own resistance to romance conventions that might subvert his aspirations "to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline" ("A Letter of the Author to Sir Walter Raleigh"). This book explores the intertextual phenomenon that...
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Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture

Margreta de Grazia, Maureen Quilligan, Peter Stallybrass - Literary Collections - 1996 - 398 pages
...and printed in the first edition of The Faerie Queene in 1590, Spenser declares that "the generall end ... of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman...or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." Spenser claims both a moral duty and a rhetorical power to inform and reform the subjectivities of...
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Polliticke Courtier: Spenser's The Faerie Queene as a Rhetoric of Justice

Michael F. N. Dixon - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 245 pages
...Castiglionian «arraffo21 for the epic expressed in Spenser's letter to Raleigh: "The general! end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in verruous and gentle discipline." That "end" is rhetorically complex since the "noble person" he aims...
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"The White Horse" and Other Stories

Emilia Pardo Bazan, Emilia Pardo Bazán (condesa de) - Fiction - 1993 - 163 pages
...in a fashion analogous to Caxton's Prologue, Spenser specifies that "The generall end" of his book "is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline" (LR). 16 He declares that he is following "all the antique Poets historical!, first Homere, who in...
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Dental Anthropology

Simon Hillson - Social Science - 1996 - 389 pages
...four authors are the "antique Poets historical" being followed in this present work whose general end is "to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline."14 Something like the distinction between prosopographia and prosopopoeia is seen in the...
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