The Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 6

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F. C. & J. Rivington, 1805

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Page 101 - Though he inherit Nor the pride, nor ample pinion, That the Theban eagle bear, Sailing with supreme dominion Through the azure deep of air...
Page 362 - WHAT vertue is so fitting for a knight, Or for a Ladie whom a knight should love, As Curtesie; to beare themselves aright To all of each degree as doth behove ? For whether they be placed high above Or low beneath, yet ought they well to know Their good; that none them rightly may reprove Of rudenesse for not yeelding what they owe : Great skill it is such duties timely to bestow.
Page 331 - THE waies, through which my weary steps I guyde In this delightfull land of Faery, Are so exceeding spacious and wyde, And sprinckled with such sweet variety Of all that pleasant is to eare or eye, That I, nigh ravisht with rare thoughts...
Page 47 - He gives to this, from that He takes away : For all we have is His : what He list doe, He may.
Page 326 - Of Faerie lond yet if he more inquire, By certaine signes here set in sundry place He may it find; ne let him then admire, But yield his sence to be too blunt and bace, That no'te without an hound fine footing trace.
Page 40 - And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust : and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
Page 172 - And practicke use in armes ; ne spared not Their dainty parts, which nature had created So faire and tender without staine or spot For other uses then they them translated; Which they now hackt and hewd as if such use they hated.
Page 264 - IT often fals, in course of common life, That right long time is overborne of wrong, Through avarice, or powre, or guile, or strife, That weakens her, and makes her party strong ; But Justice, though her dome she doe prolong, Yet at the last she will her owne cause right...
Page 224 - And foule blaspheme that Queene for forged guyle, Both with bold speaches which he blazed had, And with lewd poems which he did compyle; For the bold title of a poet bad He on himselfe had ta'en, and rayling rymes had sprad. XXVI. Thus there he stood, whylest high over his head There written was the purport of his sin, In cyphers strange, that few could rightly read...
Page 241 - Which from just verdict will for nothing start, But to preserve inviolated right Oft spilles the principall to save the part ; So much more, then, is that of powre and art That seekes to save the...

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