Book I of the Faery Queene

Book I of the Faery Queene

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... they did lament his lucklesse state, And often blame the too importune fate That heaped on him so many wrathfull wreakes: For never gentle knight, as he of late, So tossed was in fortunes cruell freakes; And all the while salt teares bedeawd the hearers cheaks. 17 Then sayd that royall pere in sober wise; Deare sonne, great beene the evils which ye bore From first to last in your late enterprise, That I note, whether praise, or pitty more: . For never living man, I weene, so sore In sea of deadly daungers was distrest; But since now safe ye seised have the shore, And well arrived are (high God be blest) Let us devize of ease and everlasting rest. 18 Ah, dearest lord, said then that doughty knight, Of ease or rest I may not yet devize; For by the faith, which I to armes have plight, I bounden am streight after this emprize, As that your daughter can ye well advize, Backe to returne to that great Faerie Queene, And her to serve sixe yeares in warlike wize, Gainst that proud paynim king that works her teene: Therefore I ought crave pardon, till I there have beene. 19 Unhappy falls that hard necessity, (Quoth he) the troubler of my happy peace, And vowed foe of my felicity; Ne I against the same can justly preace: But since that band ye cannot now release, Nor doen undo; (for vowes may not be vaine, ) Soone as the terme of those six yeares shall cease, Ye then shall hither backe returne againe, The marriage to accomplish vowd betwixt you twain: 20 Which for my part I covet to performe, In sort as through the world I did proclame, That whoso kild that monster most deforme, And him in hardy battaile overcame, Should have mine onely daughter to his dame, And of my kingdome heyre apparaunt bee: Therefore since now to thee perteines the same, By dew more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579542
  • 9781236579546