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POETICAL WORKS

OF

EDMUND SPENSER.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

FROM THE TEXT OF MR. UPTON, &c.

WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

Goe, little Booke! thyself present,
As child whose parent is unkent,
To him that is the President
Of Noblenesse and Chivalrie-
And, asked who thee forth did bring?
A shepheard's swaine say did thee sing,
All as his straying flocke he fedde:
And when his Honor hath thee redde,
Crave pardon for thy hardy-head------
And when thou art past jeopardie,
Come tell me what was said of mee,
And I will send more after thee. SPENSER TO HIS BOOKE.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

PRINTED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF J. BELI,

BRITISH LIBRARY, STRAND,
BOOKSELLER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE PRINCE OF WALES.

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POETICAL WORKS

OF

EDMUND SPENSER.

VOL. IV.

CONTAINING HIS

FAERY QUEENE.

FROM MR. UPTON'S TEXT.

When SPENSER saw the fame was spredd so large
Through Faery Land of their renowned Queene,
Loth that his Muse should take so great a charge,
As in such haughty matter to be seene,
To seeme a shepeheard then he made his choice,
But Sidney heard him sing, and knew his voice----
SO SPENSER was by Sidney's speaches wonne,
To blaze her fame, not fearing future harines----
SO SPENSER now, to his immortali prayse,
Hath wonne the laurell quite from all his feres.

VERSES TO THE AUTHOR.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. BELL, BOOKSELLER TO HIS

ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE PRINCE OF WALES.

THE FAERY QUEENE.

BOOK III. CANTO X.

Paridell rapeth Hellenore;
Malbecco her poursewes ;
Fyods emonget Satyres, whence with him
To turne she doth refuse.

I. TH

HE morrow next, so soone as Phæbus’lamp Bewrayed had the world with early light, And fresh Aurora had the shady damp Out of the goodly heven amoved quight, Faire Britomart, and that same Faery knight Uprose, forth on their iourney for to wend; But Paridell complaynd that his late fight With Britomart so sore did him offend, That ryde he conld not till his hurts he did amend.

11. So foorth they far'd; but he behind them stayd Maulgre his host, who grudged grievously To house a guest that would be needes obayd, And of his owne him lefte not liberty : (Might wanting measure moveth surqnedry.) Two things he feared, but the third was death; That fiers young man's unruly maystery, His money, which he lov'd as living breath, And his faire wife, whom honestlong he kept uneath.

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