The English novel in the time of Shakespeare

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJean Jules Jusserand

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Greene, or of Thomas Lodge the corsair. I. Born in 1554, in the noble castle of Penshurst in Kent,1 Sidney passed a part of his childhood in Ludlow Castle, where in the next century Milton's " Comus " was to be represented. At college he was famous for his personal charm, his knowledge, and the thoughtful turn of his mind. "I knew him," wrote in later years his friend and companion Fulke Greville, " with such staiednesse of mind, lovely and familiar gravity, as carried grace and reverence above greater years." ' During the year 1572 he was staying in France, where he had been appointed by King Charles IX. one of the gentlemen of his chamber. It was the time of the St. Bartholomew massacre, and Sidney, who belonged to the English mission, remained in the house of Sir Francis Walsingham, the Queen's ambassador, and escaped the perils of that terrible day. 1 Besides its fine collection of family portraits, one of which is reproduced in this volume, by the kind permission of Lord de PIsle and Dudley, Fenshurst is remarkable because it offers to this day a perfect example of a fourteenth-century hall with the 'fireplace in the middle. He left France shortly after and travelled in several countries of Europe, studying men and nations, storing his mind with information; he was comparatively free from prejudice, and believed that useful examples and precepts might be obtained even from " the great Turk." " As surely," did he write some years later to his brother Robert, "in the great Turk, though we have nothing to do with him, yet his discipline in war matters is... worthy to be known and learned. Nay even the kingdom of China which is almost as far as the Antipodes from us, their good laws and customs are to be learned."2 In such a 1 "Life of...

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Greene, or of Thomas Lodge the corsair. I. Born in 1554, in the noble castle of Penshurst in Kent,1 Sidney pass...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217949150

ISBN - 13:9780217949156

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