The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper; Including the Series Edited with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 1

The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper; Including the Series Edited with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 1

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... Sun gan vp spring. Yet sang this foule, " I rede yon all awake, And ye that haue not chosen in humble wise, Without repenting cbeseth your make, Yet at the least, renoueletb your seroice: And ye that haue full chosen as I deuise, Confermeth it perpetually to dure, And paciently taketh your aventure." And for the worship of this high feast, Yet null I my briddes wise sing. The sentence of the complaint at the least, That wofull Mars made at the departing Fro fresh Uenus in a morowning, Wban Pbebus with his firie torches rede, Ransaked hath euery loner in bis drede. Whilome the three Heauens lorde aboue, As well by heavenlich reuolucion, As by desert hath wonne Uenus his loue, And she hath take him in subiection, And as a maistresse taught him his lesson, Commaunding him neuer in ber seruice, He were so bold no louer to dispise. For she forbade him iealousie at all, And cruelty, and boste, and tyranny, She made him at her lust so bumble and tall, That whan she dained to cast on him her iye, He tooke in patience to Hue or die, And thus she bridleth him in her maner, With nothing, but with scorning of her chere. Who reigneth now in blisse but Uenus, That bath this worthy knight in gouernance Who singeth now but Mars that serueth thus. The faire Uenus, causer of pleasaunce, He bint him to perpetuel obeysaunce, And she binte her to loue him for euer, But so be that his trespace it disceuer. Thus be they kint, and reignen as in Heuen, By loking most, as it fell on a tide, That by her both assent was set a steuen, That Mars shall enter as fast as he may glide, In to her next palais to abide, Walking his course till she had him ytake. And he prayed her to hast her for his sake. Than said he thus, ' Mine herte) lady sweete, Ye know well my...show more

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  • Paperback | 760 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,334g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552156
  • 9781236552150