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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1788 edition. Excerpt: ...To wend with him, arid be his conduit trew, Unto the place, to see what should be donne; But he, whose hart through feare was late fordonne, Would not for ought be drawne to former drede, But by all meanes the daunger knowne did shonne; Yet Calidore so well him wrought with meed, And faire bespoke with words, that he at last agreed XXXVI. So forth they goe together (God before) Both clad in shepheards weeds agreeably, And both with shepheards hookes; but Cali. Had underneath him armed privily: Tho to the place when they approached nye They chaunst, upon an hill not farre away, Some flockes of sheepe and shepheards to espy; To whom they both agreed to take their way, In hope their newes to learne, how they mote best XXXVII. assay. There did they find, that which they did not feare, The self-same flocks the which those theeves had reft From Melibee and from themselves whyleare, And certaine of the theeves were by them left, The which for want of heards themselves then kept; Right well knew Coridon his owne late sheepe, And seeing them, for tender pittie wept; But when he saw the theeves which did them keepe, His hart gan fayle, albe he saw them all asleepe. XXXVIII. But Calidore recomforting his griefe, Though not his feare, for nought may feare disswade, Him hardly forward drew, whereas the thiefe lay sleeping soundly in the bushes shade, . Whom Coridon him counseld to invade Now all unwares, and take the spoyle away; But he, that in his mind had closely made A further purpose, would not so them slay, But gently waking them, gave them the time of day. XXXIX. o sitting downe by them upon the greene, sundrie things he purpose gan to faine, at he by them might certaine tydings weene fOf Pastorell, were she alive or slaine; Mongst which the theeves..show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236511089