The History Of Grisild The Second; A Narrative, In Verse, Of The Divorce Of Queen Katharine Of…

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byWilliam Forrest

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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.1875 Excerpt: ... HE poem now for the first time printed, is one which has been almost entirely overlooked by those who have written on the important portion of English history to which it refers. Although its existence has been known to the literary world by its being mentioned by Wood, Tanner and Warton, and by a few short extracts occasionally printed (as mentioned hereafter), it has nevertheless remained in undeserved obscurity. Little as it can claim of regard for poetical merit, there are yet a quaintness and a simplicity in the greater part of it that always redeem it from contempt, and often render it amusing. But it is in the illustrations of contemporary history which it affords that its chief value lies. Fresh in personal knowledge of the events of which he writes, and of scenes of some of which he was an eye-witness, and enabled by official position as a royal chaplain to relate some things with special certainty, William Forrest gives us here a record of the Great Divorce, which is second in date only to the eloquent protest of Cardinal Pole, contemporary with the narrative of Harpsfield, and earlier than the histories of Campian and Sanders, amongst those who espoused the cause, as well as maintained the faith, of the rejected Queen. Of the personal history of this "symple Preeiste," as he with sufficient reason styles himself, very little has as yet been ascertained. We learn from himself that in the year 1530, when the King sent to Oxford to procure the judgment of the University in his favour, he was then present at the discussions which ensued, "attending upon a certain good man" whose name he has unfortunately omitted. It is possible that he was himself a native of Oxford, since a family of the name of Forest was long settled there, as one of some little c...

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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.1875 Excerpt: ... HE poem now for the first time printed, is one which has been almost entirely overlooked by those who have written on the import...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217297862

ISBN - 13:9780217297868

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