Characteristics Of English Poets From Chaucer To Shirley

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byWilliam Minto

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...thee. I'll meet my death, and free myself thereby, For ah, what can he do that cannot die? 'Yet, ere I die, thus much my soul doth vow, Revenge shall sweeten death with ease of mind: And I will cause posterity shall know, How fair thou wert above all woman kind. And after-ages monuments shall find Showing thy beauty's title, not thy name, Rose of the world that sweetened so the same.'" III.--Henry Constable (1555?-i6io?) Constable was of Roman Catholic family, and was educated at St John's, Cambridge, where he took the degree ot B.A. in 1579. He was obliged to leave England in 1595, from suspicion of treasonable practices. Venturing back in 1601 or 1602, he was committed to the Tower, from which he was not released till towards the close of 1604. He is mentioned as if he were still alive in the 'Return from Parnassus' (1606), and in Bolton's 'Hypercritica' (1616) as if he were then dead. The first edition of his sonnets to "Diana" appeared in 1592, and contained 23; a second was issued in 1594, containing 27. Sixty-three sonnets by Constable, methodically arranged in sevens, are printed in the Harleian Miscellany from a MS. known as Todd's MS.: this collection comprises all that appear in the printed collections. Constable wrote also certain 'Spiritual Sonnets,' and a version of the tale of Venus and Adonis, which was not published till 1600, but is believed to have been written earlier. Like Daniel, Constable does not attempt the delineation of stormy passions, yet his deepest vein is quite different from Daniel's. He has a more ardent soul than Daniel: his imagination is more warmly and richly coloured: he has more of flame and less of moisture in him. Daniel's words flow most abundantly and with happiest impulse when his eye is dim...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...thee. I'll meet my death, and free myself thereby, For ah, what can he do that cannot die? 'Yet, ere I die, thu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021780893X

ISBN - 13:9780217808934

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