The Works of the British Poets; With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 2

The Works of the British Poets; With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 2

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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. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ...Dame! which thus la-"meat i' "And for what cause declare, so mote ye not "repent." XXVIII. To whom she thus; " What need me, Sir, to tell ' That which yourself have earst ared so right? "A wofull dame ye have me termed well; "00 much more wofull, as my wofull plight "Cannot redressed be by living wight." "Nathlesst," ruoth he, " if uced do ua rr) - bynd, "Doe it disclose, to ease your grieved spright; "Oftimcs it haps that forrowes of the mynd "Find remedie unsought, which seeking cannot "synd." XXXI. Then thus began the lamentable dame; "Sith then ye needs will know the griefe I "hoord, "I am th' unfortunate Matilde by name, "The wife of bold Sir Bruin, who is lord "Of all this land, late conquer'd by his sword From a great gyant, called Cqrmoraunt, "Whom he did overthrow by yonder foord, "And in three battailes did lo deadly daunt, "That he dare not returns for all liis daily "vaunt. XXX. "So is my lord now sciz'd of all the land, 11 As in his fee, with peaceable estate, "And quietly doth hold it in his hand, "Ne any dares with him fur it debate; "But to these happie fortunes cruel! Fate "Hath ioyn'd one evil, which dnth overthrow "All these our ioyes, and all our blisse abate, "And like in time to further ill to grow, "And all this land with endlcsie loffe to over"flow. xrxi, "For th Heavens, envying our prospetitie, "Have not vouchsast to graunt unto us twaine "The gladlull blessing of posteritie, "Which we might fee after ourselves remaine "In th' heritage of our unhappie painc; "So that for want of heirs it to defend, "All is in...show more

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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,152g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556275
  • 9781236556271