The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (Google eBook)

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K. Paul, 1891 - English fiction - 361 pages
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Page vii - Now it is done only for you, only to you; if you keep it to yourself, or to such friends who will weigh errors in the balance of good will, I hope, for the father's sake, it will be pardoned, perchance made much of, though in itself it have deformities. For, indeed, for severer eyes it is not, being but a trifle, and that triflingly handled.
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Page 36 - Edition | With his Life and Death ; a brief Table of the principal | Heads, and som other new Additions.
Page 14 - The hand was One, One was the sword That did his death, her death afford. As all the rest ; so now the stone That tombs the Two is justly One.

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