Sir Fulke Greville's Life of Sir Philip Sidney, Etc

Sir Fulke Greville's Life of Sir Philip Sidney, Etc

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...and yet to use no more serious authority then the rule of Diogener, which was, to hang the divided into three parts, with intention of the Author, to be dis sed amongst their fellows, into three dFiZerse Acts of the Tragedies.. But (as I said before) when upon a second review, they, and the rest were all ordain'd to change their. places; then didI (like an old, and fond Parent, unlike to get any more children? take pains rather to cover the dandle deformities of these creatures with a coat of many seames, .then carelefly to drive them away, as birds doe their young ones.. Yet againe, when I had in mine own case well. weigh'd the tendernesie of that the nice path I was to walke in between two extremities; but especially the danger, by treading aside, to cast scandall upon the sacred foundations of Monarchy; together with the fate of many Metaphysicall Pharmioflr before me, who had lost themselves in teaching Kings, and Princes, how to governe their People: then did this new prospect dazzle mine eyes, and suspend my travell j for a time. But the familiar self-love, which is more or lesse born in every man, to live, and dye with him, presently moved me to take this Bear-whelp up againe and licke it. Wherein I, rowsing my selfe under the banner of this flattery, went about (as a fond mother) to put on richer garments, in hope to adorne them. But while these clothes were in making, I perceived that cost would _ the e perplexed pedegrees; and to this end man gravi, and greatnesse, the harsh severity 0 the Lacedemonzsian Govern. ment; the riches of the Athenian learning, wit, and industry; and like a man that plaies divers parts upon severall hints, left all the indigested crudities, equally applied to Kings, or Tyrants: whereas in every cleere...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824679
  • 9781236824677