Censura Literaria; Containing Titles, Abstracts and Opinions of Old English Books with Original Disquisitions, Articles of Biography, and Other Literary Antiquities Volume 1

Censura Literaria; Containing Titles, Abstracts and Opinions of Old English Books with Original Disquisitions, Articles of Biography, and Other Literary Antiquities Volume 1

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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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...there are as faire to see to, But by Art and not by Nature; Some as tall and goodly be too, But want beauty to their stature. Some have gratious kind behaviour. But are foule or simple creatures; Some have wit, but want sweet favour. Or are proud of their good features. Only you, and you want pity, Are most faire, tall, kinde, and witty. The The following encomiastic tribute to Daniel, who was termed by Headley, "the Atticus of his day, ' may be welcome to some poetical readers, as an antiquarian novelty. To SAMUEL DANIEL, prince of English poets Upon his three several sorts of Poesie, Lyricall, in his Sonnets. Tragical, in Rosamond and Cleopatra. Heroicall, in his Civill Warres. Olympias matchlesse son, when-as he knew 'How many crownes his father's sword had gain'd, With smoaking sighs and deep-fetch'd sobs did rew, And his brave cheeks with scalding teares bedew, Because that kingdomes now so few remain'd By his victorious arme to be obtain'd. So, learned Daniel, when-as thou didst see That Spenser erst so farre had spred his fame, That he was monarch deem'd of poesie, Thou didst, I gesse, even burne with jealousie. Least lawrell were not left ynough to frame A neast sufficient for thine endlesse name. But as that pearle of Greece, soone after past In wondrous conquests his renowned sire, And others all, whose names by Fame are plac'f In higher; seat: --so hath thy Muse surpast Spenser, and all that do with hot desire To the thunder-scorning lawrell-crowne aspire And as his empire's linked force was knowne, When each of those that did his kingdome share. The mightiest kings in might did match alone: So of thy Ikill the greatnesse thus is showne, That That each of those great poets deemed are, Who may in no one kind with thee...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780507
  • 9781236780508