The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser from the Text of J. Upton. with a Preface, Biographical and Critical, by J. Aikin Volume 5

The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser from the Text of J. Upton. with a Preface, Biographical and Critical, by J. Aikin Volume 5

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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: ...'gan throng about him near, With hungry ears to hear-his harmony, The whiles their flocks, devoid of danger's fear, Did round about them feed at liberty. 55 " One day (quoth he) I sate (as was my trade) Under the foot of Mole, that mountain hore, Keeping my sheep amongst the cooly shade Of the green alders by the Mulla's shore; " There a strange shepherd chaunc'd to find me out, 60 Whether allured with my pipe's delight, Whose pleasing sound yshrilled far about, Or thither led by chance, I know not right; Whom when I asked from what place he came, And how he hight? himself he did ycleep 65 The Shepherd of the Ocean by name, ' And said he came far from the main--sea deep. He sitting me beside in that same shade, Provoked me to play some pleasant fit; And when he heard the musick which I made, 70 He found himself full greatly pleased at it; Yet: emuling my pipe, he took in hond My pipe, before that wmuled of many, ' And plaid thereon, (for well that skill he cond) U Himself asskilful in that art as any. 75 He pip'd, I sung; and when he sung I piped, ' By change of turns each making other merry, Neither euvying other, nor envied; So piped we until we both were weary." There interrupting him, a bonny swain, S0 That Cuddy hight, him thus atween bespake; " And should it not thy ready course restrain, I would request thee, Colin, for my sake, To tell what thou didst sing when he did play; For well I ween it worth recounting was, 85 Whether it were some hymn or moral lay, Or.carol made to praise thy loved lass I" " Nor of my love, nor of my lass," quoth he, " I then did sing, as then occasion fell; For love had me forlorn, forlorn of me, 90 That made me in that...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236540735
  • 9781236540737