The Defence Of Poesie; A Letter To Q. Elizabeth A Defence Of Leicester by Sir Philip Sidney

The Defence Of Poesie; A Letter To Q. Elizabeth A Defence Of Leicester

bySir Philip Sidney

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE DEFENCE OF POESIE * * * /HEN the right vertuous E. W. and I, were at the Emperours Court togither, wee gave ourselves to learne horsemanship of Jon Pietro Pugliano, one that with great commendation had the place of an Esquire in his stable: and hee according to the fertilnes of the Italian wit, did not onely affoord us the demonstration of his pradtise, but sought to enrich our mindes with the contemplations therein, which he thought most precious. But with none I remember mine eares were at any time more loaden, then when (either angred with slow paiment, or mooved with our learnerlike admiration) hee exercised his speech in the praise of his facultie. He said souldiers were the noblest estate of mankind, and horsemen the noblest of souldiers. He said they were the maisters of warre, and ornaments of peace, speedie goers, and strong abiders, triumphers both in Camps and Courts: nay to so unbleeved a point he proceeded, as that no earthly thing bred such wonder to a Prince, as to be a good horseman. Skill of government was but a Pedanteria, in comparison, then would he adde certaine praises by telling what a peerlesse beast the horse was, the The De- onely serviceable Courtier without flattery, the fence of beast of most bewtie, faithfulnesse, courage, and Poesie such more, that if I had not bene a peece of a Logician before I came to him, I thinke he would have perswaded me to have wished myselfe a horse. But thus much at least, with his no few words he drave into me, that selfelove is better then any guilding, to make that seem gorgious wherin ourselves be parties. Wherin if Pulianos strong affedtion and weake arguments will not satisfie you, I wil give you a nearer example of myselfe, who I know not by what mischance in these my not old yeares and idlest ...

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Title:The Defence Of Poesie; A Letter To Q. Elizabeth A Defence Of LeicesterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217583237

ISBN - 13:9780217583237

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