The Spenser of His Age, Being Selected Poetry from the Works of Phineas Fletcher; With an Introd., Etc. [By] Walter Jerrold]

The Spenser of His Age, Being Selected Poetry from the Works of Phineas Fletcher; With an Introd., Etc. [By] Walter Jerrold]

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... Virtue's imitation, At easy rate that fair possession selling: Still as he went, he hidden sparkles blew, Till to a mighty flame they sudden grew, And like fierce lightning all in quick destruction drew. Upon his shield lay that Tirinthian swain, Swelt'ring in firy gore and pois'nous flame; His wife's sad gift venom'd with bloody stain: Well could he bulls, snakes, hell, all monsters tame; Well could he heaven support and prop alone; But by fell Jealousy soon overthrown, Without a foe, or sword; his motto, First or none. Thumos (VVrath) THUMOS, the fourth, a dire, revengeful swain; VVhose soul was made of flames, whose flesh of fire: Wrath in his heart, hate, rage and fury reign; Fierce was his look, when clad in sparkling tire; But when dead paleness in his cheek took seizure, And all the blood in 's boiling heart did treasure, Then in his wild revenge kept he nor mean nor measure. Look as when waters wall'd with brazen wreath Are seiz'd with crackling flames, their common foe; The angry seas 'gin foam and hotly breathe, Then swell, rise, rave, and still more furious grow: For in his face red heat and ashy cold Strove which should paint revenge in proper colours: That, like consuming fire, most dreadful roll'd; This, liker death, threatens all deadly dolours: His trembling hand a dagger still embrac'd, Which in his friend he rashly oft encased: His shield's device fresh blood with foulest stain defaced. Erithius (Strife) NEXT him ERITHIUS, most unquiet swain, That all in law and fond contention spent; Not one was found in all that numerous train, With whom in anything he would consent; His will his law, he weigh'd not wrong or right; Much scorn'd to...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784464
  • 9781236784469