Ancient critical essays upon English poets and poŽsy, Volume 2 (Google eBook)
George Gascoigne, William Webbe, Sir John Harington, James I (King of England), Thomas Campion, Francis Meres, Edmund Bolton, Samuel Daniel, Edmund Spenser, Gabriel Harvey
Printed by Harding and Wright for Robert Triphook, 1815 - Literary Criticism
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Page 276 - But I wil not stand greatly with you in your owne matters. If so be the Faerye Queene be fairer in your eie than the Nine Muses, and Hobgoblin runne away with the Garland from Apollo : Marke what I saye, and yet I will not say that I thought, but there an End for this once, and fare you well, till God or some good Aungell putte you in a better minde.
Page 288 - And nowe they haue proclaimed in their dpM'jnea.yiL a generall surceasing and silence of balde Rymers, and also of the verie beste to : in steade whereof, they haue by authoritie of their whole Senate, prescribed certaine Lawes and rules of Quantities of English sillables, for English Verse: hauing had thereof already greate practise, and drawen mee to their faction.
Page 260 - For the onely or chiefest hardnesse whych seemeth is in the accente, whyche sometime gapeth, and as it were yawneth ilfauouredly, comming shorte of that it should, and sometime exceeding the measure of the number; as in carpenter, the middle sillable being vsed shorte in speache, when it shall be read long in verse...
Page 272 - Within an houre, or there aboutes, he brought me these foure lustie Hexameters, altered since not past in a worde or two. Noble Alexander, when he came to the tombe of Achilles, Sighing spake with a bigge voyce : O thrice blessed Achilles...
Page 261 - Thamesis, whyche Booke I dare vndertake wil be very profitable for the knowledge, and rare for the Inuention, and manner of handling. For in setting forth the marriage of the Thames : I shewe his first beginning, and offspring, and all the Countrey, that he passeth thorough, and also describe all the Riuers throughout Englande, whyche came to this Wedding, and their righte names, and right passage, &c.
Page 219 - And I cannot but wonder at the strange presumption of some men, that dare so audaciously...
Page 152 - Love labors lost, his Love labours wonne, his Midsummers night dreame, and his Merchant of Venice; for tragedy, his Richard the 2, Richard the 3, Henry the 4, King John, Titus Andronicus and his Romeo and Juliet.
Page 9 - Therefore even as I have advised you to place all wordes in their naturall or most common and usuall pronunciation, so would I wishe you to frame all sentences in their mother phrase and proper Idioma...
Page 38 - I scorne and spue out the rakehellye route of our ragged rymers (for so themselues vse to hunt the letter) which without learning boste, without iudgement iangle, without reason rage and fome, as if some instinct of Poeticall spirite had newly rauished them aboue the meanenesse of commen capacitie.