The Complete Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser

The Complete Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... Paridell, That whether were more false, full hard it is to tell. XXXIII Now when this gallant with his goodly crew From farre espide the famous Britomart, Like knight adventurous in outward vew, With his faire paragon, his conquests part, Approching nigh, eftsoones his wanton hart Was tickled with delight, and jesting sayd: 'Lo! there, Sir Paridel, for your desart, Good lucke presents you with yond lovely mayd, For pitie that ye want a fellow for your ayd.' BOOK IV, XXXIV By that the lovely paire drew nigh to hond: Whom when as Paridel more plaine beheld, Albee in heart he like affection fond, Yet mindfull how he late by one was feld, That did those armes and that same scutchion weld, He had small lust to buy his love so deare, But answerd: 'Sir, him wise I never held, That, having once escaped perill neare, Would afterwards afresh the sleeping evill rears. XXXV 'This knight too late his manhood and his might I did assay, that me right dearely cost, Ne list I for revenge provoke new fight, Ne for light ladies love, that soone is lost.' The hot-spurre youth so scorning to be crost, 'Take then to you this dame of mine, ' quoth hee, 'And I, without your perill or your cost, Will chalenge yond same other for my fee.' So forth he fiercely prickt, that one him scarce could see. xxxvi The warlike Britonesse her soone addrest, And with such uncouth welcome did receave Her fayned paramour, her forced guest, That, being forst his saddle soone to leave, Him selfe he did of his new love deceave, And made him selfe thensample of his follie. Which done, she passed forth, not taking leave, And left him now as sad as whilome jollie, Well warned to beware with whom he dar'd to dallie. XXX VII Which when his other companie beheld, They to his succour ran more

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 989g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236602137
  • 9781236602138

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