The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser: With Memoir and Critical Dissertations, Volume 4

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W.P. Nimmo, 1868 - English poetry
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Page 209 - I well consider all that ye have sayd, And find that all things stedfastnes doe hate And changed be: yet being rightly wayd, They are not changed from their first estate; But by their change their being doe dilate...
Page 204 - Then came old January, wrapped well In many weeds to keep the cold away; Yet did he quake and quiver, like to quell, And blowe his nayles to warme them if he may ; For they were numbd with holding all the day An hatchet keene, with which he felled wood And from the trees did lop the needlesse spray : Upon an huge great Earth-pot steane he stood, From whose wide mouth there flowed forth the Romane Flood.
Page 307 - It fortuned (as heavens had behight) That in this Gardin, where yong Clarion Was wont to solace him, a wicked wight, The foe of faire things, th...
Page 200 - That sweetly sung to call forth Paramours) And in his hand a javelin he did beare, And on his head (as fit for warlike stoures) A guilt engraven morion he did weare ; That as some did him love, so others did him feare.
Page 227 - Lord of creatures all, Thou placer of plants both humble and tall, Was not I planted of thine...
Page 224 - ... age. For as in this time of yeare, so then in our bodies, there is a dry and withering cold, which congealeth the cradled blood, and frieseth the wetherbeaten flesh with stormes of Fortune, and hoare frosts of Care.
Page 126 - doe men The heavens of their fortunes fault accuse, Sith they know best what is the best for them; For they to each such fortune doe diffuse, As they doe know each can most aptly use: For not that which men covet most is best, Nor that thing worst which men do most refuse; But fittest is, that all contented rest With that they hold: each hath his fortune in his brest.
Page 293 - The power of herbs, both which can hurt and ease, And which be wont t' enrage the restlesse sheepe, And which be wont to worke eternall sleepe.
Page 210 - Then gin I thinke on that which Nature sayd, Of that same time when no more Change shall be, But stedfast rest of all things, firmely stayd Upon the pillours of Eternity, That is contrayr to Mutabilitie ; For all that moveth doth in Change delight : But thence-forth all shall rest eternally With Him that is the God of Sabaoth hight : O ! that great Sabaoth God, grant me that Sabaoths sight ! COMPLAINT OF THALIA (COMEDY).
Page 202 - And backward yode, as bargemen wont to fare Bending their force contrary to their face, Like that ungracious crew which faines demurest grace.

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