Bell's Edition Volume 9-10

Bell's Edition Volume 9-10

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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. 1782 edition. Excerpt: ...Dark and untaught hegan with charming verfe To tame the rudenefs of hie native land. AKENSTDE. ED1NBURG: AT THE SlpOIIO Jlprefif, BY THE MARTINS. Anno 178. Jierefokivetb tbepiteful and dolorous TESTAM. OF FAIRE CRESEIDE.. A DOLV fefon till a careful l dite Should corefponde and be equivalent; Right fo it was whan I began to write This tragedy, the wedir right fervent, Whan Aries in middis of the Lent Showrisof haile gan fro the north dffeende, That feantlyfro the'cold I might me defende. 7 Yet nertheleflc within mineorature I ftode, whan Titan had his bemis bright Withdrawin doun, and feylid undir care, And faire Venus the beaute of the nighty Upraife, and fette unto the wefte ful right Her goldin face, in oppofitioun Of god Phoebus, directe difeending doun. 14 Tessament ofCrefctde The Author of The Teftament of Crefeide, which might pafe for the lixth book of this itory, I have been informed by Sir James Eriikia late Earl of Relly, and diverfe aged fcholars of the Scottilh nation, was one Mr. Robert Henderfon, chief fchooimafter of Dumferlin, a little time before Chaucer was tirft priated, and dedicated to RiugHenry VIII. by Mr.Thymie, whieh was near the end of his reign. Mr. Henderfon wittily observing that Chaucer in his fifth book had related the death of Troilus, but made no mention what became of Crcfeide, helearncdly.takcs upon him, in afine jjoetical way, toexpreis the punlfhment and end clue to a falfe unconftant whore, which commonly termiaates in extream mifery. Vny, Throughout the glaffe her bemis braft ib faire That I might fe on every fide me by, The northrin winde hath purified the aire, And fhedde his mifty eloudis fro the fkie, The frofte frtfid, the blaftis bittirly Fro pole Artike came whifking loud and..show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584708
  • 9781236584700