The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser from the Text of J. Upton. with a Preface, Biographical and Critical, by J. Aikin Volume 4

The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser from the Text of J. Upton. with a Preface, Biographical and Critical, by J. Aikin Volume 4

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...of lawes. xLv. _ But then for her on the contrarie part Rose many advocates for her to plead: First there came Pittie with full tender hart, And with her ioyn'd Regard of Womanhead; And then came Daunger threatning hidden dread, And high alliance unto forren powre; Then came Nobilitie of birth, that bread Great ruth through her misfortunes tragicke stowre; And lastly Griefe did plead, and many teares forth powre. xLvr. With the neare touch whereof in tender hart The Briton prince was sore empassionate, And woxe inclined much unto her part, Through the sad terror of so dreadfull fate, And wretched ruine of so high estate; That for great ruth his courage gan relent: Which whenas Zele perceived-to abate, He gan his earnest fervour to augment, And many fearefull obiects to them to present. xLvrr. Ile gan t' efforce the evidence anew, And new accusements to produce in place: ' He brought forth that old hag of hellish hew, The cursed Ate, brought her face to face, Who privie was and partie in the case: She glad of spoyle and ruinous decay Did her appeach, anduto her more disgrace The plot of all her practise did display, And all her traynes and all her treasons forth did lay. xLvln. Then brought he forth with griesly grim aspect Abhorred Murder, who with bloudie knyfe Yet dropping fresh in hand did her detect, And there with guiltie bloudshed charged ryfe: Then brought he forth Sedition, breeding stryfe In troublous wits and mutinous uprore: Then brought he forth Incontinence of lyfe, Even foule Adulterie her face before, And lewd Impietie, that her accused sore. i xLrx. All which whenas the prince had heard and seene, His former fancies ruth he gan repent, And from her partie eftsoones was drawen cleeue: But Artegall with constant...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499107
  • 9781236499103