Specimens of English Literature from the 'Ploughmans Crede' to the 'Shepheardes Calendar, ' A.D.1394-A.D.1579; With Introduction, Notes, and Glossarial Index

Specimens of English Literature from the 'Ploughmans Crede' to the 'Shepheardes Calendar, ' A.D.1394-A.D.1579; With Introduction, Notes, and Glossarial Index

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...it is well knowen he altogyther wanted not learning) no doubt would haue attayned to the excellencye of those famous Poets. For gifts of wit and naturall promptnesse appeare in hym aboundantly. 145. Cyjzrerre) vsed of the old Paynims in the furnishing of their funerall Pompe, and properly the signe of all sorow and heauinesse. 148. 'I11: fatal rirterr) Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, daughters' of Herebus and the Nighte, whom the Poetes fayne to spinne the life of man, as it were a long threde, which they drawe out in length, till his fatal howre & timely death be come; but if by other casualtie his dayes be abridged, then one of them, that is, Atropos, is sayde to haue cut the threde in twain. Hereof commeth a common verse, Clotho colum baiulat, lachesis trahit, Atropos occat. 153. O tru.t!1e.r.te) a gallant exclamation moralized with great wisedorn and passionate wyth great affection. 161. Bears) a frame, wheron they vse to lay the dead eorse. 164. Furier) of Poetes be feyned to be three, Persephone Alecto and Megera, which are sayd to be the Authours of all euill and mischiefe. 16 5. Eternal! nigbt?) Is death, or darknesse of hell. 174. Betigbt) happened. 178. I see) A liuely Icon, or representation, as if he saw her in heauen present. 179. E1;/rianfielder) be deuised of Poetes to be a place of pleasure like Paradise, where the happye soules doe rest in peace and eternal happynesse. 186. D: would) the very expresse saying of Plato in Plucdone. ' Printed ' Atropodas, ughters. ' Printed ' might.' 187. A.rtert) befall vnwares. 195. Nectar and Ambroria) be feigned to be the drink and foode of the gods: Ambrosia they liken to Manna in scripture, and Nectar to be white like Creme, whereof is a proper tale of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
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  • United States
  • English
  • Abridged
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  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922425
  • 9781236922427
  • 2,274,950