Sir Fulke Greville's "Life of Sir Philip Sidney"
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. 1907 Excerpt: ...of her harmony) cals for Musick; especially that song which himself had intitled, La cuijse rompue. Partly (as I conceive by the name) to shew that the glory of mortal flesh was shaken in him: and by that Musick it self, to fashion and enfranchise his heavenly soul into that everlasting harmony of Angels, whereof these Concords were a kinde of terrestriall Echo: And in this supreme, or middle Orb of Contemplations, he blessedly went on, within a circular motion, to the end of all flesh. The last scene of this Tragedy was the parting between the two brothers: the the weaker shewing infinite strength in suppressing sorrow, and the stronger infinite weakness in expressing of it. So far did invaluable worthinefle, in the dying brother enforce the living to descend beneath his owne worth, and by abundance of childish tears, bewail the publique, in his particular loss. Yea so far was his true remission of minde transformed into ejulation, that Sir Philip, (in whom all earthly passion did even as it were flash, like lights ready to burn out) recals those spirits together with a strong vertue, but weak voice; mildly blaming him for relaxing the frail strengths left to support him, in his finall combate of separation at hand. And to stop this naturall torrent of affection in both, took his leave, with these admonishing words: Love my Memorie, cheri/h my Friends; their Faith to me may assure you they are honest. But above all, govern your Will, and jiffeftions, AffeCtions, by the Will and Word of your Creator; in me, beholding the end of this World, with all her Vanities. And with this Fare-well, desired the company to lead him away. Here this noble Gentleman ended the too short Scene his life; in which path, whosoever is not confident that he walked the next way to ...
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