English Writers; An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature

English Writers; An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...with delicate discrimination of each character, how Pandarus forced the letter upon Criseyde, and, after dinner, cunningly drew her to sit at the window, where he had arranged that Troylus should ride by; the play of character still being represented in a dialogue full of dramatic life; persuading her also to write Troylus an answer to his letter. But in that answer she undertook only to be friendly to him as a sister. Then Troylus came riding by in gallant array, winning upon her by "' his persone, his array, his look, his chere." The love of Troylus increased that night when he received Oriseyde's letter. Pandarus, further to advance the suit of Troylus, finding Deiphobus to be the brother Troylus loved best, went to Deiphobus, told him that wrongful claim was being made to Criseyde's goods, and begged him to be her defender. Vould he invite Criseyde to dine with him next day, and get some of his brethren to join him in seeing justice done by her? He would do so, and he would get Helen to send Paris. Hector, who honoured Criseyde, would not fail to come, and Deiphobus would ask Troylus to be of the party. Then Pandare, hurrying to his niece Criseyde, told her that false Poliphete was about to raise new suits against her; but that Deiphobus, Hector, and other lords had been persuaded to oppose him. Pandare then counselled Troylus to go to the house of his brother Deiphobus as a sick man, retire to bed, say that he could not rise, and that his fever was wont to take him at the same time and last till a mon-ow. Troylus replied that he was sick in eamest, needing no counsel to feign. The guests next day dined well. They talked of the sickness of Troylus and of remedies: " But ther sat oon, al liste hire naught to...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651002X
  • 9781236510020