The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volumes 3-4

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Houghton, Osgood, 1878
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Page 250 - 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 Sabbaoth hight: O that great Sabbaoth God graunt me that Sabaoths sight!
Page 236 - And if to those ^Egyptian wisards old (Which in star-read were wont have best insight) Faith may be given, it is by them told That since the time they first tooke .the sunnes hight, Foure times his place he shifted hath in sight, And twice hath risen where he now doth west, And wested twice where he ought rise aright.
Page 245 - Yet is he nought but parting of the breath; Ne ought to see, but like a shade to weene, Unbodied, unsoul'd, unheard, unseene...
Page 152 - It is the mynd that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happie, rich or poore; For some, that hath abundance at his will, Hath not enough, but wants in greatest store, And other, that hath...
Page 266 - Or weigh the thought that from mans mind doth flow But if the weight of these thou canst not show, Weigh but one word which from thy lips doth fall : For how canst thou those greater secrets know, That doest not know the least thing of them all ? Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Page 248 - Then since within this wide great universe Nothing doth firme and permanent appeare, But all things tost and turned by transverse: What then should let, but I aloft should reare My trophee, and from all the triumph beare? Now...
Page 11 - And all within, the riven walls were hung With ragged monuments of times forepast, All which the sad effects of discord sung...
Page 4 - OF 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...
Page 96 - His name was Care ; a blacksmith by his trade, That neither day nor night from working spared, But to small purpose yron wedges made ; Those be unquiet thoughts that carefull minds invade.
Page 1 - The waies, through which my weary steps I guyde, 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...

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