The Works of the British Poets. with Prefaces Volume 2

The Works of the British Poets. with Prefaces 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: ...abler be to passe unto the rest. XVI. During which time that wyld mm did apply His best endevour and hi daily paine In fucking all the woods both sarre and nyc Kor hcrbas to dresse their wounds; still seeming faine When ought he did, that did their lyking gaine. So as ere long he had that knightes wound Recured well, and made him whole againe; But that fame ladies hurts no herbe he found Which could redresse, for it was inwardly un-sound. XVII. Now whenas Calepine was woxen strong, Upon a day he call abrode to wend To take the ayre, and hcate the thrushes song, Unarm'd, as scaring neither soc nor frend, And without fvvord his person to defend; There him befell, unlookcd for before. An hard adventure with unhappie end, A crucll beare, the which an infant bore Betwixt his blood ieiawes bcfprinckled all with gore., A a xvJn. I And from his face the filth that did it ray; And every litle limbe he fearcht around, And every part that under sweath-bands lay, Least that the beast' flurpe teeth had any wound Made in his tender flesh; but whole them all he The litle babe did luudly sciilte and squall, And all the woods with piteous plaints did sill, As if his cry did meane for helie to call To Calepiue, whose eares those shrieches shrill Percing, his bait with pities point did thrill, That after him he ran wiih zealous haste To rcicue th' infant, ere he did him kill; Whom though lie saw uovr somewhat over-past, Yet by the cry he sollow'd, and putfewed fast XIX. Veil then him chaunst his heavy armes to want, Whose burden mote cmpcach his needfull speed, And hinder him from liberty to pant; For having long time, as hi daily weed, Them wont to weare, and wend on foot for need, Now wanting them he felt himfelfc so light, That like an liaukc, which seeling...show more

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  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,139g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558707
  • 9781236558701