The Canterbury Tales and Faerie Queene &C., &C., &C., Ed. for Popular Perusal with Current Illustrations and Explanatory Notes

The Canterbury Tales and Faerie Queene &C., &C., &C., Ed. for Popular Perusal with Current Illustrations and Explanatory Notes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...17 In the Rebellion of the North in 1669. is Pluck away. 19 Fledge. xi Tor which "I am bound to account. 21 Judgment. To the Right Honourable the Lord of Buckhurst,1 one of her Majesty's Privy Council. In vain I think, right honourable Lord, By this rude rhyme to memorize thy name, AVhose learned Muse hath writ her own record In golden verse, worthy immortal fame: Thou much more fit (were leisure to the same) Thy gracious Sov'reign's praises to compile, And her imperial Majesty to frame In lofty numbers and heroic style. But, since thou may'st not so, give leave a while To baser wit his power therein to spend, Whose gross defaults thy dainty pen may file,2 And unadvised oversights amend. But evermore vouchsafe it to maintain Against vile Zoilus' backbitings vain. E. S. To the Right Honourable Sir Francis Waiting-ham, Knight, principal Secretary to her Majesty, and one of her honourable Priry Council. That Mantuan poet's4 incomparcd5 spirit, AVhose garland now is set in highest place, --Had not Maecenas, for his worthy merit, It first advane'd to great Augustus' grace, --Might long perhaps have lain in silence base, Nor been so much adniir'd of later age. This lowly Muse, that learns like steps to trace, Flies for like aid unto your patronage That are the great Maecenas of this age, As well to all that civil arts profess, As those that are inspir'd with martial rage), And craves protection of her feebleness: Which if ye yield, perhaps ye may her raise In bigger tunes to sound your living praise. E. S. 2"t) the Right Noble Lord and most valiant Captain, Sir John Norris, Knight, Lord Prcsi dent of Munster. WHO ever gave more honourablo prize G To the sweet Muse, than did the martial crew, That their brave deeds she might more

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  • Paperback | 638 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945700
  • 9781236945709