The Poetical Works Of John Dryden [with A Life Of Dryden By R. Hooper].

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byJohn Dryden

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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.1866 Excerpt: ... PALAMON AND ARC1TE; OR, THE KNIGHT'S TALE. BOOK I. In days of old, there liv'd, of mighty fame, A valiant prince, and Theseus was his name: A chief, who more in feats of arms excell'd, The rising nor the setting son beheld. Of Athens he was lord; much land he won, 3 And added foreign countries to his crown. In Scythia with the warrior queen he strove, Whom first by force he conquerM, then by love; He brought in triumph back the beauteous dame, With whom her sister, fair Emilia, came. 10 With honour to his home let Theseus ride, With love to friend, and fortune for his guide, And his victorious army at his side. I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array, Their shouts, their songs, their welcome on the way: But, were it not too long, I would recite The feats of Amazons, the fatal fight Betwixt the hardy queen and hero knight; Chaucer was more than sixty years old, and Dryden seventy, when they wrote Palamon. Sade says, in 1359 Boccace sent a copy of Dante, written by his own hand, to Petrarch, who, it seems, was jealous of Dante, and in his answer speaks coldly of him.--Sade, p. 507. Dr. J. W. The town besieg'd, and how much blood it cost The female army, and the Athenian host; so The spousals of Hippolita the queen; What tilts and tourneys at the feast were seen; The storm at their return, the ladies' fear: But these, and other things, I must forbear. The field is spacious I design to sow, ss With oxen far unfit to draw the plough: The remnant of my tale is of a length To tire your patience, and to waste my strength; And trivial accidents shall be forborne, That others may have time to take their turn; so As was at first enjoin'd us by mine host: That he whose tale is best, and pleases most, Should win his supper at our common cost. And therefore where I...

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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.1866 Excerpt: ... PALAMON AND ARC1TE; OR, THE KNIGHT'S TALE. BOOK I. In days of old, there liv'd, of mighty fame, A valiant prince, and Theseus wa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217605370

ISBN - 13:9780217605373

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