A literary history of the English people from the renaissance to the civil war ... (Google eBook)

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T.F. Unwin, 1906 - English literature
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Page 424 - A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls, to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say, The breath goes now, and some say, no: So let us melt, and make no noise, No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move, Twere profanation of our joys To tell the laity our love. Moving of th...
Page 423 - BUSY old fool, unruly sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers
Page 115 - Brescia, who lived at the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth century, and died 1510, at Bergamo, at a very advanced age.
Page 400 - Where I to thee eternity shall give, When nothing else remaineth of these days, And queens hereafter shall be glad to live Upon the alms of thy superfluous praise ; Virgins and matrons reading these my rhymes, Shall be so much delighted with thy story, That they shall grieve they lived not in these times, To have seen thee, their sex's only glory.
Page 395 - I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe; Studying inventions fine, her wits to entertain, Oft turning others' leaves to see if thence would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burned brain.
Page 345 - Britons, you stay too long ; Quickly aboard bestow you, And with a merry gale, Swell your stretched sail, With vows as strong As the winds that blow you.
Page 269 - ... by express commission immediately and personally received from God, or else by authority derived at the first from their consent upon whose persons they . impose laws, it is no better than mere tyranny. Laws they are not therefore which public approbation hath not made so.
Page 427 - E'er bred, or all which into Noah's ark came ; A thing which would have posed Adam to name ; Stranger than seven antiquaries...
Page 451 - How chearefully thou lookest from above, And seemst to laugh atweene thy twinkling light, As joying in the sight Of these glad many, which for joy doe sing, That all the woods them answer, and their echo ring!
Page 38 - Act, or any part thereof, in nowise extend or be prejudicial of any let, hurt, or impediment to any artificer or merchant stranger, of what nation or country he be or shall be of, for bringing into this realm, or selling by retail or otherwise, of any manner of books written or imprinted.

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