English Lands, Letters And Kings Volume 2

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byDonald Grant Mitchell

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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.1897 Excerpt: ... for precedence, and stretching on and on, in ever so sweet and harmonious jangle of silvery sounds. A Royalist and a Puritan. Another Royalist of these times, of a different temper, was Sir John Suckling: a poet too, very rich, bred in luxury, a man of the world, who had seen every court in Europe worth seeing, who dashed off songlets and ballads between dinners and orgies; which songlets often hobbled on their feet by reason of those multiplied days of high living; but yet they had prettinesses in them which have kept them steadily alive all down to these prosaic times. I give a sample from his "Ballad upon a Wedding," though it may be over-well known: "Her cheeks so rare a white was on No daisy makes comparison (Who sees them is undone): For streaks of red were mingled there Such as are on a Catharine pear, The side that's next the sun. John Suckling, h. 1609; d. 1643. An edition of his poems, edited by W.-C. Hazlitt, was published in 1874. Ber feet beneath her petticoat Like little mice stole in and out As if they feared the light. But O, she dances such a way I No sun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a sight!" He was a frequenter of a tavern which stood at the Southwark end of London Bridge. Aubrey says he was one of the best bowlers of his time. He played at cards, too, rarely well, and "did use to practise by himself abed." He was rich; he was liberal; he was accomplished--almost an "Admirable Crichton." His first military service was in support of Gustavus Adolphus, in Germany. At the time of trouble with the Scots (1639) he raised a troop for the King's service that bristled with gilded spurs and trappings; but he never did much serious fighting on British soil; and in 1641--owing to what was counted treasonable action in behalf of Strafford, he ...

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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.1897 Excerpt: ... for precedence, and stretching on and on, in ever so sweet and harmonious jangle of silvery sounds. A Royalist and a Puritan. An...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021771501X

ISBN - 13:9780217715010

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