The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of Edmund Spenser: The Faerie queene

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Страница 229 - And also those which wonne in th' azure sky : For much more eath to tell the starres on hy, Albe they endlesse seeme in estimation, Then to recount the Seas posterity : So fertile be the flouds in generation, So huge their numbers, and so numberlesse their nation. Therefore the antique wisards well invented That Venus of the fomy sea was bred, For that the seas by her are most augmented : Witnesse th' exceeding fry which there are fed, And wondrous sholes which may of none be red.
Страница 206 - The raging seas, and makst the stormes to flie ; Thee, goddesse, thee the winds, the clouds doe feare, And, when thou spredst thy mantle forth on hie, The waters play, and...
Страница 40 - For it of honor and all vertue is The roote, and brings forth glorious flowres of fame, That crowne true lovers with immortall blis, The meed of them that love, and do not live amisse.
Страница 207 - So all the world by thee at first was made, And dayly yet thou doest the same repayre ; Ne ought on earth that merry is and glad, Ne ought on earth that lovely is and fayre, But thou the same for pleasure didst prepayre : Thou art the root of all that joyous is : Great God of men and women, queene of th...
Страница 242 - For that which all men then did vertue call, Is now cald vice ; and that which vice was hight, Is now hight vertue, and so us'd of all : Right now is wrong, and wrong that was is right...
Страница 50 - Her face most fowle and filthy was to see, With squinted eyes contrarie wayes intended, | ,,** " And loathly mouth, unmeete a mouth to bee, .That nought but gall and venim comprehended, And wicked wordes that God and man offended. Her lying tongue was in two parts divided, And both the parts did speake, and both contended ; And as her tongue so was her hart discided, That never thoght one thing, but doubly stil was guided.
Страница 122 - Right fit to rend the food on which he fared. His name was Care ; a Blacksmith by his trade, That neither day nor night from working spared, But to small purpose yron wedges made ; Those be Unquiet Thoughts that carefull minds invade.
Страница 269 - Or weigh the thought that from mans mind doth flow But if the weight of these thou canst not show, Weigh but one word which from thy lips doth fall : For how canst thou those greater secrets know, That doest not know the least thing of them all ? Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Страница 222 - Thence doth by Huntingdon and Cambridge flit, My mother Cambridge, whom as with a Crowne He doth adorne, and is adorn'd of it With many a gentle Muse and many a learned wit.

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