Development Of English Literature And Language Volume 1 by Alfred Hix Welsh

Development Of English Literature And Language Volume 1

byAlfred Hix Welsh

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... as others have done with more grace and power, The Fall of Princes, The Destruction of Troy, and The Sieye of Thebes. Here and there is a sublime truth, strongly expressed, as in the remarkable lines: God hath a thonsande handes to chastyse, A thonsande dartes of pnnicion, A thousandc bowes made in dyners wyra, A thousande arrowblastes bent in his dongeon.' castle Or a descriptive gem, with much of the brilliancy of the Italian: 'Tyli at the last amonge the bowes glade Of aduemure 1 caught a plesaunt shade; Ful smothe and playn and lusty for to sene And soft as veluet was the youge grene: Where fro my hors I did alieht as fast, And on a bowe aloft his reyne cast. So fay ule and mate of werynesse I was, fatigued That I me layde adowne upon the gras, Upon a bryncke, shortly for to tell, Bcsyde the ryncr of a cristall welle; And the water, as I reherse can, Like quicke siluer in his streams ran Of whyeh the grauell and the bryght stone As any golde agayne the sonnc shone.' Or a golden couplet, suggestive of the coloring and melody of later times: 'Serpentea and adders, scaled syluer-bright, Were ouer Rome sene flyeng all the nyght.' There is an accent of originality in The Dance of Death, whose mocking and grotesque figures dance on their tomb to the sound of a fiddle played by a grinning skeleton; or a free vein of humor in The Lack-penny, which opens the street scenery of London: 'To London once my atepps I bent, Where trouth in no wysc should be faynt, To Westmynster-ward I forthwith went, To a man of law to make complaynt; I sayd, "for Mary's love, that holy saint! Pity the poore that wold proceede"; But for lack of mony I cold not spede. Then unto London I dyd me hye, Of all the land it beareth the pryse. "Hot pescodes," one began to crye,...

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Title:Development Of English Literature And Language Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.45 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217202845

ISBN - 13:9780217202848

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