Disraeli's Complete Works Volume 2

Disraeli's Complete Works Volume 2

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... this dedication to the king, for on turning the leaf we find another, "Aux Dames de France!" Warton says of Marot, that "He seems anxious to deprecate the raillery which the new tone of his versification was likely to incur, and is embarrassed to find an apology for turning saint." His embarrassments, however, terminate in a highly poetical fancy. When will the golden age be restored? exclaims this lady's psalmist, "Quand n'aurons plus de cours ni lieu Les chansons de ce petit Dieu A qui les peintres font des aislesi 0 vous dames et demoiselles Que Dieu fait pour estre son temple Et faites, sous mauvais exemple Retentir et chambres et sales, De chansons mondaines ou salles," &c. Knowing, continues the poet, that songs that are silent about love can never please you, here are some composed by love itself; all here is love, but more than mortal! Sing these at all times. "Et les convertir et muer Faisant vos levres remuer, Et vos doigts sur les espinette Pour dire saintes chansonettes." Marot then breaks forth with that enthusiasm, which perhaps at first conveyed to the sullen fancy of the austere Calvin the project he so successfully adopted, and whose influence we are still witnessing. "0 bien heureux qui voir pcrarra Fleurir le temps, que Ton orra Le laboureur a sa charrue Le chnrretier parmy la rue, Et Partisan en sa boutique Avecques un Pskaume Ou cantiquo. En son labeur se soulager; Heureux qui orra le berger Et la bergere en bois estans Faire que rochers et estangs Apres eux chantent la hauteur Du saint nom de leurs Createur. "Commencez, dames, commencez Le siecle dore! avancez! En chantant d'un cueur debonnaire, Dedans ce saint caneionnaire." Thrice...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804678
  • 9781236804679