Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophel and Stella und Defence of poesie: nach den ältesten ausgaben mit einer einleitung über Sidney's leben und werke

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Страница 105 - ... decency nor discretion ; so as neither the admiration and commiseration, nor the right sportfulness, is by their mongrel tragi-comedy obtained. I know Apuleius did somewhat so, but that is a thing recounted with space of time, not represented in one moment : and I know the ancients have one or two examples of tragi-comedies, as Plautus hath Amphytrio.
Страница liii - Leave me, O love which reachest but to dust, And thou, my mind, aspire to higher things. Grow rich in that which never taketh rust: Whatever fades but fading pleasure brings. Draw in thy beams, and humble all thy might To that sweet yoke where lasting freedoms be; Which breaks the clouds and opens forth the light That doth both shine and give us sight to see.
Страница 79 - On the other side, the historian, wanting the precept, is so tied, not to what should be but to what is, to the particular truth of things and not to the general reason of things, that his example draweth no necessary consequence, and therefore a less fruitful doctrine.
Страница liii - Leave me o Love, which reachest but to dust, And thou my mind aspire to higher things: Grow rich in that which never taketh rust: What ever fades, but fading pleasure brings. Draw in thy beames, and humble all thy might, To that sweet yoke, where lasting freedomes be: Which breakes the clowdes and opens forth the light, That doth both shine and give us sight to see.
Страница 79 - The philosopher therefore and the historian are they which would win the goal, the one by precept, the other by example. But both not having both, do both halt.
Страница cii - Empedocus affirmeth) giues the name of good or ill to euery thing. Out of whose works (latelie translated into English, for the benefit of...
Страница ci - Phoebus, and eloquent secretary to the Muses, most rare Countesse of Pembroke, thou art not to be omitted, whom Artes doe adore as a second...
Страница 86 - ... they concluded they would let so unprofitable a spender starve. In the end, to be short (for the tale is notorious, and as notorious that it was a tale), with punishing the belly they plagued themselves. This applied by him wrought such effect in the people, as I never read that ever words brought forth but then so sudden and so good an alteration; for upon reasonable conditions a perfect reconcilement ensued.
Страница 68 - I will give you a nearer example of myself, who (I know not by what mischance) in these my not old years and idlest times, having slipped into the title of a poet, am provoked to say something unto you in the defence of that my unelected vocation...
Страница 48 - Doubt you to whom my muse these notes intendeth, Which now my breast, o'ercharged, to music lendeth? To you, to you, all song of praise is due; Only in you my song begins and endeth.