The Complete Works of Samuel Rowlands, 1598-1628; Now First Collected

The Complete Works of Samuel Rowlands, 1598-1628; Now First Collected

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: past. In Warwick Castle shall thy Sword be kept, To witness to the world what thou hast been, And least forgetsul time should intercept, A President, I present will begin; The Castle-keeper shall receive a Fee, To keep thy sword in memory of thee. Thy Armour likewise, and thy Martial Spear, That did thee service in thy high designs, Shall be preserved very caresul there, That all such men as have distrustsul minds, May think (if from a truth it did not grow) A King would scorn to cozen people fo. And in thy Chappel (distant thence a mile) A bone shall hang of that same cruel beast, Which near to Coventry remain'd long while, Whofe rib by measure is six foot at least; Destroying many that did pass that way, Until thy manhood did the Savage slay. That by tradition, men may speak and tell, This was Guy's Armour, this his Massie blade; These bones of murthering beasts which men did quel, And this the Tomb wherein his Corps where laid. This This the true Picture of his shape at length. And this the Spear did oft express his strength. For sure I hold it an ungratesul thing, (When thou by Natures course in dust shall lie) No memory shall cause fome Muse to sing The worthiness of matchless English Guy: Thy Country-men would prove too far unkind, When out of sight, they leave thee out of mind. This faid, in humble duty (wondrous meek) Guy reverenceth the King, and fo departs, Some folitary Den, or Cave to seek, Which he unto his Mansion-house converts: And fo lives poorly in the hollow ground, Making his meat of herbs and roots he found. Sometimes he would to Warwick Castle go, And crave an alms at his dear Ladies hand, Who unto Pilgrims did more bounty show, Than any Noble-woman in the Land; And she would ask all Palmers that came there, If at the...
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603435
  • 9781236603432