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Edmund Spenser and the Impersonations of Francis Bacon
Edward George Harman
No preview available - 2012
Edmund Spenser: And the Impersonations of Francis Bacon (Classic Reprint)
Edward George Harman
No preview available - 2015
affection allusion appears Bacon bears believe called Chapter character Compare course Court death dedication described desire Discourse doth doubt Earl early edition Elizabeth England English Essex evidence example expression fact Faerie feeling further Gascoigne give given hand hath ideas interesting Ireland King knight known Lady late later learning Leicester less letter lines living Lord Majesty manner matter means mind nature never occurs opinion original passage perhaps person piece play poem poet present Prince probably published Queen Ralegh reader reason reference regard relation represent seems sense Sidney similar sonnets soul Spedding Spenser spirit stanza style suggested supposed thee things thou thought true unto verse writer written
Page 460 - My story being done, She gave me for my pains a world of sighs ; She swore, — In faith, 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange ; 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful...
Page 461 - It gives me wonder great as my content To see you here before me. O my soul's joy ! If after every tempest come such calms, May the winds blow till they have waken'd death ! And let the labouring bark climb hills of seas Olympus-high, and duck again as low As hell's from heaven...
Page 143 - I'll kneel down, And ask of thee forgiveness. So we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues Talk of court news ; and we'll talk with them too, Who loses,- and who wins ; who's in, who's out ; And take...
Page 196 - It is too full o' the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way : thou wouldst be great ; Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it: what thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily ; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win: thou'dst have, great Glamis, That which cries ' Thus thou must do, if thou have it; And that which rather thou dost fear to do Than wishest should be undone.
Page 481 - And on his brest a bloodie crosse he bore, The deare remembrance of his, dying lord, For whose sweete sake that glorious badge he wore, And dead, as living, ever him ador'd : Upon his shield -the like was also scor'd, For soveraine hope, which in his helpe he had.
Page 128 - I' the commonwealth I would by contraries Execute all things ; for no kind of traffic Would I admit ; no name of magistrate ; Letters should not be known : riches, poverty, And use of service, none...
Page 288 - I will ask him for my place again; he shall tell me I am a drunkard! Had I as many mouths as Hydra, such an answer would stop them all. To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast! O strange! Every inordinate cup is unblessed and the ingredient is a devil. lago. Come, come; good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used; exclaim no more against it.
Page 148 - The use of this Feigned History hath been to give some shadow of satisfaction to the mind of man in those points wherein the nature of things doth deny it...
Page 203 - Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade. In winter fire. Blest, who can unconcern'dly find Hours, days, and years slide soft away. In health of body, peace of mind, Quiet by day. Sound sleep by night; study and ease, Together mixt; sweet recreation: And innocence, which most does please With meditation.