The Poems of Robert Henryson Volume 3

The Poems of Robert Henryson Volume 3

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...his wyfe, is eloquence; Thir twa mareit gat orpheus belyfe, Quhilk callit is the pairte intelletyfe Off manis saule, and vndirstanding fre, And seperat fra sensualitie. 430 Euridices is our effectioun, Be fantesy oft movit vp and doun; Quhile to ressone it castis the delyte, Quhyle to the flesche it settis the appetyte. Arestius, this hird1 Jat cowth persew 435 Euridices, is nocAt bot gud vertew, That bissy is to keip our myndw clene; Bot quhen we fle outthrow Je medow grene F. 333 a. Fra vertew, till pis warld/i vane plesans, myngit witA cair and full of variance, 440 The serpentis stang, pat is pe deidly syn, That posownis pe saule witAout and in; And than is deid, and 1 eik oppressit doun Till wardly lust, and all our affectioun. Thane pfHyte wisdome weipis wondir soir, 445 Seand thus gait our appetyte misfair; And to pe hevin he passit vp belyfe, Schawand to ws pe lyfe contemplatyfe, The peHyte wit, and eik pe fervent luve We suld haif allway to pe hevin abuve; 450 Bot seildin pair our appetyte is fundin, It is so fast witAin pe body bundin; 1 See pp. 56, 57. VOL. III. F Bannatyne Thairfoir dounwart we cast our myndis E, Blindit m'tA lust, and may nocAt vpwartis fle; Sould our desyre be socht vp in pe spheiris, 455 Quhen it is tedderit in pir warldly breiris, Quhyle on pe flesch, quhyle on Jis warld- wrak: And to pe hevin full small intent we tak. Scatt orpheus, thow seikis all in vane Thy wyfe so he; Thairfoir cum doun agane, 460 and pas1 vnto pe monster mervellus, WitA thre heidis, pat we call cerberus, Quhilk fen3eid is to haif so mony heidis, For to be takin thre maner of deidis. The first is in the tendir 3ong bernage, 465 The secound deid is in pe middill age, The thrid is in greit eild quhen me- ar tane. Thus cerberus to...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602714
  • 9781236602718