The Faery Queene, Book II-III

The Faery Queene, Book II-III

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...mard her modest grace, That Guyon mervayld at her uncouth cace; Till Alma him bespake, " Why wonder yee, Faire sir, at that which ye so much embrace P She is the fountaine of your modestee; You shamefast are, but Shamefastnes itselfe is shee." _ xuv. Thereat the elfe did blush in privitee, And turnd his face away; but she the same Dissembled faire, and faynd to oversee. Thus they awhile with court and 'goodly game Themselves did solace each one with his dame, Till that great lady thence away them sought To vew her castles other wondrous frame: Up to a stately turret she them brought, Ascending by ten steps of alablaster wrought. xLv.-That turrets frame most admirable was, Like highest heaven compassed around, And lifted high above this earthly masse, Which it survewd, as hils doen lower ground: But not on ground mote like to this be found; Not that, which antique Cadmus whylome built In Thebes, which Alexander did confound; Nor that proud towre of Troy, though richly guilt, From which young Hectors blood by cruell Greekes was spilt. xLv1. The roofe hereof was arched over head, And deckt with flowers and herbars daintily;-Two goodly beacons, set in watches stead, Therein gave light and flamd continually: For they of living fire most subtily _ Were made, and set in silver sockets bright, Cover' d with lids deviz'd of substance sly, That readily they shut and open might. O who can tell the prayses of that makers might! x1.v11. Ne can I tell, ne can I stay to tell This parts great workemanshi p and wondrous powre, That all this other worldes worke doth excell, And likest is unto that heavenly towre That God hath built for his owne blessed bowre. Therein were divers rowmes, and divers stages, But three the chiefest and...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886135
  • 9781236886132