David and Bethsabe. Battle of Alcazar. Device of the Pageant Borne Before Woolstone DIXI. Descensus Astraeae. a Farewell to Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake, & C., and a Tale of Troy. Polyhymnia. the Honour of the Garter. Miscellaneous

David and Bethsabe. Battle of Alcazar. Device of the Pageant Borne Before Woolstone DIXI. Descensus Astraeae. a Farewell to Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake, & C., and a Tale of Troy. Polyhymnia. the Honour of the Garter. Miscellaneous

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...the " honourable acts of citizens." THE DEVICE OF THE PAGEANT, ETC. A speech spoken by him that rid on a luzern before the Pageant, apparelled like a Moor. Fnoru where the sun doth settle in his wain, And yokes his horses to his fiery cart, And in hisway gives life to Ceres' corn, Even from the patching zone, behold, I come, A stranger, strangely mounted, as you see, Seated upon a lusty luzern's back; And offer to your honour, good my lord, This emblem thus in show significant. Lo, lovely London, rich and fortunate, Fam'd through the world for peace and happiness, Is here advanc'd, and set in highest seat, Beautified throughly as her state requires! First, over her a princely trophy stands, ' Of beaten gold, a rich and royal arms, Whercto this London ever more bequeaths Service of honour and of loyalty. luzern i.e. lynx. Her props are well-advised magistrates, That carefully attend her person still. The honest franklin and the husbandman, Lays down his sacks of corn at London's feet, And brings such presents as the country yields. The pleasant Thames, a sweet and dainty nymph, For London's good conveys with gentle stream, And safe and easy passage, what she can, And keeps her leaping fishes in her lap. The soldier and the sailor, frankly both, For London's aid are all in readiness, To venture and to fight by land and sea. And this thrice reverend honourable dame, Science, the sap of every commonwealth, Surnam'd mechanical or liberal, Is vow'd to honour London with her skill; And London, by these friends so happy made, First thanks her God, the author of her peace, And next with humble gesture, as becomes, In meek and lowly manner doth she yield Herself, her wealth, with...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949196
  • 9781236949196