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Page xli - ... the one bearing in her hand a snake, the other a whip, and the third a burning firebrand, each driving before them a king and a queen, which, moved by furies, unnaturally had slain their own children.
Page 127 - Aganippus reau'd mee of my woe, And that for vertues sake, of dowryes all the best: So I contented was to Fraunce my father fro For to depart, and hoapt t'enioy some greater rest.
Page xi - William the conquerour, he determined to continue and perfect all the story him-selfe, in such order as Lydgate (folowing Bocchas) had already vsed. And therfore to make a meete induction into the matter, he deuised this poesye: which in my iudgement 30 is so wel penned, that I woulde not haue any verse therof left out of our volume.
Page xiii - DORSET (1527—1608), who, about 1657, "formed," says Warton, "the plan of a poem, in which all the illustrious but unfortunate characters of English history, from the Conquest to the end of the fourteenth century, were to pass in review before the poet, who descends like Dante into the infernal regions, and is conducted by Sorrow. Each person was to recite his own misfortunes in a separate soliloquy.
Page xxviii - THE MIROUR FOR MAGISTRATES, wherein may be seene by examples passed in this Realme with how grevous plagues vices are punished in great Princes and Magistrates and howe frayle and unstable worldly prosperitie is founde where fortune seemeth moste highly to favour.
Page 130 - What more despite could deuelish beasts deuise, Then ioy their fathers woefull days to see ? What vipers vile could so their King despise, Or so vnkinde, so curst, so cruell bee? From thence agayn hee went to Albany, Where they bereau'd his seruants all saue one, Bad him content him selfe with that, or none.
Page 131 - I besought my noble King so free, That he would aide my father thus by his abusde. Who nought at all my humble hest...
Page xxix - Hand, vntill this our latter Age. Newly Enlarged With A Last part, called A Winter nights Vision, being an addition of such Tragedies, especially famous, as are exempted in the former Historic, with a Poem annexed, called Englands Eliza. At LONDON: Imprinted by FELIX KYNGSTON. 1610.