Menaphon

Menaphon

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...the pore swaine tainted his cheeks with a vermillion die, yet thinking to carrie out the matter with a iest, he stood to his tackling thus; Whosoeuer Samela descanted of that loue, tolde you a Canterbury tale; some propheticall full mouth that as he were a Coblers eldest sonne, would by the laste tell where anothers shooe wrings, but his sowterly aime was iust leuell, in thinking euerie looke was loue, or euerie faire worde a pawne of loyaltie. Then, quoth Samela, taking him at a rebound, neither may I thinke your glaunces to be fancies, nor your greatest protestion any assurance of deepe affection: therefore ceasing off to court any further at this time, thinke you haue prooued your selfe atall souldier to continue so long at batterie, and that I am a fauourable foe that haue continued so long a parley; but I charge you by the loue you owe your deerest Mistres, not to say any more as touching loue for this time. If Samela, quoth hee, thou hadst enioyned me as Iuno did to Hercules, most daungerous labours, I would haue discouered my loue by obedience, and my affection by death: yet let me craue this, that as I begunne with a Sonnet, so I may ende with a Madrigale. Content Melicertus, quoth she, for none more than I loue Musique. Upon this replie, the shepheard proud folowed this Dittie. MEI.-ICERTU, S MADRIQALE., H at are my sheepe without their wonted food P; What is my life except I gaine my Loue P /i; My sheepe consume and faint for want of blood. I My life is lost vnlesse I grace approue. N o flower that saplesse thriues: N o Turtle without pheare The day without the Sunne dooth lowre for woe, Then woe mine eyes vnlesse they beautie see.' My Sunne Samelas eyes, by whom I know Wherein delight consists, where pleasures be. N ought more...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.54mm | 104.33g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862694
  • 9781236862693