The Miscellaneous Works Of Sir Philip Sidney, Knt; With A Life Of The Author And Illustrative Notes

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bySir Philip Sidney

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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. 1893. Excerpt: ... As OVING in truth, and fain in verse my love to show, That she, dear she! might take some pleasure of my pain; leasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace obtain: I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe, Studying Invention's fine, her wits to entertain: Oft turning others' leaves, to see if thence would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burn'd brain. But words came halting forth, wanting invention's stay; v-2""i?(.Invention, Nature's child, fled step-dame Study's blows, J And others' feet still seem'd but strangers in my way. Thus, great with child to speak, and helpless in my /, throes, y Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite, Fool! said my Muse to me, look in thy heart, and write. II. Not at first sight, nor with a dribbed shot, V Love gave the wound, which, while I breathe, will bleed; But known worth did in mine of time proceed, ', i-.i/ "j 'Till, by degrees, it had full conquest got. I saw, and lik'd; I lik'd, but loved not; I lov'd, but straight did not what Love decreed: At length, to Love's decrees, I, forc'd, agreed, Yet with repining at so partial lot. Now, ev'n, that footstep of lost liberty Is gone, and now, like slave-born Muscovit', I call it praise to suffer tyranny; And now employ the remnant of my wit, To make myself believe that all is well, While, with a feeling skill, I paint my hell. III. 3 Let dainty wits cry on the sisters nine, That, bravely mask'd, their fancies may be told: Or, Pindar's apes, flaunt they in phrases fine,. Enam'ling, with py'd flowers, their thoughts of gold. Or else, let them in statelier glory shine, Ennobling new-found tropes, with problems old: Or, with strange similes enrich each line, Of herbs, or beasts, which Ind...

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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. 1893. Excerpt: ... As OVING in truth, and fain in verse my love to show, That she, dear she! might take some pleasure of my pain; leasure might c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217127215

ISBN - 13:9780217127219

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