The Poetical Works Of Edmund Spenser (volume 1)

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byEdmund Spenser

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SECOND BOOK or THE FAERIE QUEENE COKTAYNING THE LEGEND OF SIR GOTON, OB OF TEMPERAUNCE. I. Right well I wote,1 most mighty Soveraine, That all this famous antique history Of some th' aboundance of an ydle braine Will iudged be, and painted forgery, Rather then matter of iust memory; Sith 2 none that breatheth living aire doth know Where is that happy land of Faery, Which I so much doe vaunt, yet no where show; But vouch antiquities, which no body can know. n. But let that man with better sence advize3 That of the world least part to us is red 4; And daily how through hardy enterprize Many great regions are discovered, Which to late age were never mentioned. Who ever heard of th' Indian Peru ? Or who in venturous vessell measured The Amazon huge river, now found trew ? Or fiuitfullest Virginia who did ever vew ? III. Yet all these were, when no man did them know, Yet have from wisest ages hidden beene; And later times thinges more unknowne shall show. Why then should witlesse man so much misweene,1 That nothing is, but that which he hath seene ? What, if within the moones fayre shining spheare, What, if in every other starre unseene Of other worldes he happily should heare ? He wonder would much more; yet such to some appeare. IV. Of Faery lond yet if he more inquyre, By certein signes, here sett in sondrie place, He may it fynd; ne let him then admyre, But yield his sence to bee too blunt and bace, That no'te 2 without an hound fine footing trace. And thou, O fayrest Princesse under sky, In this fayre mirrhour maist behold thy face, And thine owne realmes in lond of Faery, And in this antique ymage thy great auncestry. V. The which O ! pardon me thus to enfold In covert vele, and wrapt in shadowes light, That feeble eyes your glory may behold, 1 Misweene, mi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SECOND BOOK or THE FAERIE QUEENE COKTAYNING THE LEGEND OF SIR GOTON, OB OF TEMPERAUNCE. I. Right well I wote,1 most mighty Sovera...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217562507

ISBN - 13:9780217562508

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