The Works in Verse and Prose Complete of the Right Honourable Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke: Essay on the poetry of Lord Brooke. Treatie of humane learning. An inqvisition vpon fame and honovr. Treatie of warres. Minor poems (hitherto uncollected) (Google eBook)

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1870
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Page lxxii - It is a most unseemly and unpleasant thing, to see a man's life full of ups and downs, one step like a Christian, and another like a worldling; it cannot choose but both pain himself and mar the edification of others.
Page 129 - On earth so waines and wexeth my delight. And whisper this but softly in her eares : Hope oft doth hang the head and trust shed teares.
Page 51 - ... philosophy, when the second causes, which are next unto the senses, do offer themselves to the mind of man, if it dwell and stay there, it may induce some oblivion of the highest cause ; but when a man passeth on...
Page 44 - Is growne a Siren in the formes of pleading, Captiuing reason, with the painted skinne Of many words ; with empty sounds misleading Vs to false ends, by these false forms abuse, Brings neuer forth that Truth, whose name they vse.
Page xlv - Fear. ...." ¥ear, whose motion still it self improves Hopes not for grace, but prays to shun the rod ; Not to do ill more then do well it loves ; Fashions God unto man, not man to God : And to that Deity, gives all without, Of which within it lives and dies in doubt."4 1
Page 69 - Wisdome with it selfe o'rethrown. 19 For to be good the world finds it too hard, And to be nothing to subsistence is A fatall, and unnaturing award ; So as betweene perfection, and vnblisse, Man, out of man, will make himselfe a frame, Seekes outward helpe, and borrowes that of Fame.
Page lxviii - ... church disgraceth. There lives no truth with them that seem thine own, Which makes thee, living Lord, a God unknown.
Page vi - Perhaps few men that dealt in poetry had more learning or real wisdom than this nobleman ; and yet his style is sometimes so dark and mysterious, I mean it appears so to me, that one would imagine that he chose rather to conceal than illustrate his meaning : at other times, his wit breaks out with an uncommon brightness, and shines, I had almost said without an equal. 'Tis the same thing with his poetry : sometimes so harsh and uncouth, as if...
Page 17 - What thing a right line is, the learned know; But how availes that him, who in the right Of life and manners doth desire to grow ? What then are all these humane arts, and lights, But seas of errors ? In whose depths who sound, Of truth finde only shadowes, and no ground.
Page 56 - Is his paines taking for the good of all, Not fleshly weeping for our owne made woes, Not laughing from a Melancholy gall, Not hating from a soule that overflowes With bitternesse, breath'd out from inward thrall: But sweetly rather to ease, loose, or binde, As need requires, this fraile fall'n humane kinde.

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