Early English Poems

Early English Poems

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...have the tune and note; And I always plaints passing through my throat. FORGET NOT YET Forget not yet the tried intent Of such a truth as I have meant; My great travail so gladly spent, Forget not yet! Forget not yet when first began The weary life ye know since whan The suit, the service none tell can; Forget not yet! Forget not yet the great assays, The cruel wrong, the scornful ways The painful patience in delays, Forget not yet! Forget not! oh! forget net this, How long ago hath been, and is The mind that never meant amiss, Forget not yet! Forget not then thine own approv'd, The which so long hath thee so lov'd, Whose steadfast faith yet never mov'd Forget not this! THE COURTIER'S LIFE (From Toitel's Miscellany, 1557) In Court to serve decked with fresh array, Of sugar'd meats feeling the sweet repast, The life in banquets and sundry kinds of play Amid the press of worldly looks to waste, Hath with it join'd oftimes such bitter taste, That whoso joys such kind of life to hold, In prison joys, fettered with chains of gold. OF THE MEAN AND SURE ESTATE (From ToltePs Miscellany, 1557) Stand, whoso list, upon the slipper wheel slippery Of high estate; and let me here rejoice, And use my life in quietness each dele, pari Unknown in court that hath the wanton toys: In hidden place my time shall slowly pass, And when my years be past withouten noise, Let me die old after the common trace; For gripes of death doth he too hardly pass, That knowen is to all, but to himself, alas, He dieth unknown, dased with dreadful face. AND WILT THOU LEAVE ME THUS? And wilt thou leave me thus? Say nay! say nay! for shame! To save thee from the blame Of all my grief and grame. sorrow And wilt thou leave me thus? Say nay! say nay! And wilt thou leave me thus?...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863852
  • 9781236863850