The Poetical Works Of Edmund Spenser (volume 1); In Five Volumes by Edmund SpenserThe Poetical Works Of Edmund Spenser (volume 1); In Five Volumes by Edmund Spenser

The Poetical Works Of Edmund Spenser (volume 1); In Five Volumes

byEdmund Spenser

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...dragon, in the Apocalypse; and from this circumstance and the triple crown the poet is supposed to typify the Romish church, and by the captivity of the knight, the subjection of the Christian church to the dominion of the pope. XVII. Such one it was, as that renowmed snake Which great Alcides in Stremona slew, Long fostred in the filth of Lerna lake: Whose many heades out-budding ever new Did breed him endlesse labor to subdew. But this same Monster much more ugly was; For seven great heads out of his body grew, An yron brest, and back of scaly bras, And all embrewd in blood his eyes did shine as glas. XVIII. His tayle was stretched out in wondrous length, That to the hous of hevenly gods it raught1; And with extorted powre, and borrow'd strength, The everburning lamps from thence it braught, And prowdly threw to ground, as things of naught; And underneath his filthy feet did tread The sacred thinges, and holy heastes foretaught. Upon this dreadfull Beast with sevenfold head He sett the false Duessa, for more aw and dread. XIX. The wofull Dwarfe, which saw his Maisters fall, (Whiles he had keeping of his grasing steed,) And valiant Knight become a caytive 2 thrall; 1 Raught, reached. s Caytive, captive. XV11.2.--Stremona. Stremona is probably Thrace, from the river Strymon, separating that country from Macedonia; but Lerna was in Argolis. There are frequent mistakes of this kind, arising, probably, from the fact that the poet wrote where he had not access to books of reference. XVIII. 7.--Holy heastes foretaught. The divine precepts previously taught and reverenced. voi i. 13 When all was past, tooke up his fcrlorne weed1; His mightie armour, missing most at need; His silver shield, now idle, maisterlesse; His poynant2 speare, that...
Title:The Poetical Works Of Edmund Spenser (volume 1); In Five VolumesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217364403

ISBN - 13:9780217364409