The Faerie Queene, Book II, Cantos 7-12

The Faerie Queene, Book II, Cantos 7-12

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...Ia. Death, or the grave. Of froward fortune shall be forst to yield: But his sonne Malgo shall full mightily Avenge his fathers losse with speare and shield, And his proud foes discomfit in victorious field. XXX." " Behold the Man! and tell me, Britomart, If ay more goodly creature thou didst see? How like a gyaunt in each manly part Beares_ he hirnselfe with portly maiestee, That one of th' old heroes seemes to heel He the six Islands, conrprovincialll In auncient times unto great Britainee, Shall to the same reduce, and to him call, Their sondry kings to do their homage sever-all. XXXIII. " All which his sonne Careticus awhile Shall well defend, and Saxons powre suppreme; Untill a straunger king, from unknowns soyle Arriving, hirrrwith multitude oppresse; Great Gormond, having with huge mightinesse Ireland subdewd, and therein fixt his throne, Like a swift otter, fell through emptinesse," Shall overswim the sea with many one Of his Norveysesf' to assist the Britons fone.' ' Comprotrinciall to, contained in the same province with. 3 Fell through emptinuu, cruel through hunger. ' Nmucysu, Norwegians. ' Frme, foes. XXXII. G.--The six Islands These islands are stated to be IIIland, Iceland, Gothland, the Orkneys, Norway, and Dacia. XXXIII. 5.--Great Gm-mo1ui. This Gonnond is called a hinge! the Africans, and yet, by a strange confusion of latitude, is represented as the captain of the Norwegian pirates. XXXIV. " He in his furio all shall over-ronne, And holy church with faithlesse handes deface, That thy sad people, utterly fordonne, ' I Shall to the utmost mountaines fly apace: Was never so great waste in any place, Nor so fowle outrage doen by living men; For all thy cittics...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874412
  • 9781236874412