The History of English Poetry from the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eigteenth Century, to Which Are Prefixed Two Dissertations 1. on the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe 2. on the Introduction of Learning Volume 3

The History of English Poetry from the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eigteenth Century, to Which Are Prefixed Two Dissertations 1. on the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe 2. on the Introduction of Learning Volume 3

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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. 1781 edition. Excerpt: ...of the same fault. The objection, however, is now worn away, and age has given a dignity to familiar circumstances. _ This collection', or set of poems, was printed inrquarto, in 1559, with the following title. " A MYRROYRE FOR t' MAGISTRATES, Wherein may be seen by example of U others, with howe greuous plages vices are puniflied, and ' howe frayl and vnstable worldly prosperitie is founde, euen of t' those whom Fortvne seemeth most highly to favour. Felix " guemfezciunt aliena pericula cautam. Anno 1559. Londini, in t' aedibus Thomas Marshe." A Mirrour was a favorite title of a book, especially among the old French writers. Some anecdotes of the publication may be collected from Baldwyne's DEDICATION TO THE NOBILITIE, prefixed. '" The wurke was '" begun and parte of it prynted in (Deene Maries tyme, but " hyndred by the Lord Charfcellour that then was' never" theles, through the meanes of my lorde Stafford, the fyrst " parte was licenced, and imprynted the fyrst yeare of the " raygne of this our most noble and vertuous queene Y, . and de" dicated then to your honours with this preface. Since whych 't time, although I have been called to another trade of lyfe, " yet my good lord Stafford hath not ceassed to call upon me 't to publyfhe so much as I had gotten at other mens hands, so that through his lordshyppes earnest meanes I have now also ' set furth another parte, conteyning as little of myne owne " as the fyrst parte doth of other mens '." The plan was confessedly borrowed from Boccace's DE CAsIs BUS PRINCIPUM, a book translated, as we have seen, by Lydgate, but which never was popular, because it had no English examples. this and other circumstances, will best appear...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236839978
  • 9781236839978