The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser ...

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Bell and Daldy, 1866
 

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Página 324 - O ! all is gone ; and all that goodly glee, Which wont to be the glorie of gay wits, Is layd abed, and no where now to see ; And in her roome unseemly Sorrow sits, With hollow browes and greisly countenaunce, Marring my joyous gentle dalliaunce.
Página 223 - An hundred naked maidens lilly white, All raunged in a ring, and dauncing in delight. All they without were raunged in a ring, And daunced round ; but in the midst of them Three other ladies did both daunce and sing, The...
Página 281 - And after him came next the chill December : Yet he, through merry feasting which he made And great bonfires, did not the cold remember ; His Saviour's birth his mind so much did glad. Upon a shaggy-bearded Goat he rode, The same wherewith Dan Jove in tender yeares, They say, was nourisht by th...
Página 122 - WHAT vertue is so fitting for a knight, Or for a Ladie whom a knight should love, As Curtesie; to beare themselves aright To all of each degree as doth behove...
Página 278 - And the dull drops, that from his purpled bill As from a limbeck, did adown distil. In his right hand a tipped staff he held, With which his feeble steps he stayed still ; For he was faint with cold, and weak with eld, That scarce his loosed limbs he able was to weld.
Página 215 - For some, that hath abundance at his will, Hath not enough, but wants in greatest store ; And other, that hath...
Página 223 - Looke ! how the crowne, which Ariadne wore 13 Upon her yvory forehead, that same day That Theseus her unto his bridale bore, When the bold Centaures made that bloudy fray With the fierce Lapithes which did them dismay, Being now placed in the firmament, Through the bright heaven doth her beams display, And is unto the starres an ornament, Which round about her move in order excellent...
Página 122 - For some so goodly gratious are by kind, That every action doth them much commend, And in the eyes of men great liking find, Which others that have greater skill in mind, Though they enforce themselves, cannot attaine ; For everie thing to which one is inclin'd Doth best become and greatest grace doth gaine : Yet praise likewise deserve good thewes enforst with paine.
Página 110 - Court, it seemes, men Courtesie doe call, For that it there most useth to abound ; And well beseemeth that in Princes hall That vertue should be plentifully found, Which of all goodly manners is the ground, And roote of civill conversation...
Página 107 - In this delightfull land of Faery, Are so exceeding spacious and wyde, And sprinckled with such sweet variety Of all that pleasant is to eare or eye, That I, nigh ravisht with rare thoughts...

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