The Poetical Works Of Edmund Spenser In Five Volumes (volume 3)

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byEdmund Spenser

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1825. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CANTO VII. Britomart comes to Isis Church, Where shee strange visions sees: She fights with Radigund, her slaies. And Artegall thence frees. I. Nought is on earth more sacred or divine, That gods and men doe equally adore, Then this same Vertue that doth right define: Forth' hevens themselves, whence mortal men implore Right in their wrongs, are rul'd by righteous lore Of highest love, who doth true iustice deale To his inferiour gods, and evermore Therewith containes his heavenly commonweale: The skill whereof to princes hearts he doth reveale. II. Well therefore did the antique world invent That Iustice was a god of soveraine grace, And altars unto him and temples lent, And heavenly honours in the highest place; Calling him great Osyris, of the race Of th' old Egyptian kings that whylome were; With fayned colours shading a true case; For that Osyris, whilest he lived here, The iustest man alive and truest did appeare. III. His wife was Isis; whom they likewise made A goddesse of great powre and soverainty, And in her person cunningly did shade That part of Justice which is Equity, Whereof I have to treat here presently: Unto whose Temple whenas Britomart Arrived, shee with great humility Did enter in, ne would that night depart; But Talus mote not be admitted to her part. IV. There she received was in goodly wize Of many priests, which duely did attend Uppon the rites and daily sacrifize, All clad in linnen robes with silver hemd; And on their heads with long locks comely kemd They wore rich mitres shaped like the moone, To shew that Isis doth the moone portend; Like as Osyris signifies the sunne: For that they both like race in equall iustice runne. v. The Championesse them greeting, as she could, Was thence by them into the Temple led; Whose goodly bui...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1825. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CANTO VII. Britomart comes to Isis Church, Where shee strange visions sees: She fights with Radigund, her slaies. And Artegall ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217129722

ISBN - 13:9780217129725

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