Spenser and the Fairy Queen

Spenser and the Fairy Queen

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...space: But more she rnarvelled that no footing's trace Nor wight appeared, but wasteful emptiness And solemn silence over all that place: Strange thing it seemed, that none was to possess So rich purveyance, ne them keep with carefulness. And, as she looked about, she did behold How over that same door was likewise writ, -Be bold, Be bold, and everywhere, Be bold; That much she mused, yet could not construe it By any riddling skill or common wit. At last she spied, at that room's upper end, Another iron door, on which was writ, Be not too bold; whereto though she did bend Her earnest mind, yet wist not what it might intend. Thus she there waited until eventide, Yet living creature none she saw appear. And now sad shadows gan the world to hide From mortal view, and wrap in darkness drear; Yet u'ould she doif her weary arms, for fear Of secret danger, ne let sleep oppress Her heavy eyes with nature's burden dear, But drew herself aside in sickerness, . And her well-pointed weapons did about her dress. Then, whenas cheerless Night ycovered had Fair heaven with an universal cloud, That every wight dismayed with darkness sad In silence and in sleep themselves did shroud, She heard a shrilling trumpet sound aloud, Sign of nigh battle, or got victory: Nought therewith daunted was her courage proud, But rather stirred to cruel enmity, Expecting ever when some foe she might desery. Sickermss, safety. With that, an hideous storm of wind arose. With dreadful thunder and lightning stwixt, And an earthquake. as if it straight would loose The worlds foundation from his centre fixed: A direful stench of smoke and sulphur mixed Ensued, whose noyance filled the fearful stead From the fourth hour of night unto the sixt; Yet the bold...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838769
  • 9781236838766