1. Certayne Notes of Instruction in English Verse. 1575: 2. The Steele Glas ... 1576. 3. The Complaynt of Philomene ... 1576. Preceded by George Whetstone's A Remembrance of the Well Imployed Life, and Godly End of George Gascoigne, Esquire, Volume 2

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A. Murray & Son, 1868 - English language - 119 pages
 

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Page 73 - And yet receive a shilling for a pounde. Not one of these wil preach of patience, And yet be found as angry as a waspe, Not one of these can be content to sit In Taverns, Innes, or Alehouses all day, But spends his time devoutly at his booke.
Page 35 - Invention, for many wryters when they have layed the platforme of their invention, are yet drawen sometimes (by ryme) to forget it or at least to alter it, as when they canno't readily finde out a worde whiche maye rime to the first (and yet continue their determinate...
Page 68 - ... ground, which dig, delve, mow, and sowe, Which swinke and sweate, whiles we do sleepe and snort And serch the guts of earth, for greedy gain, Peasant.
Page 67 - Peasant comming next in place. And here to write, the summe of my conceit, I do not meane, alonely husbandmen, Which till the ground, which dig, delve, mow, and...
Page 10 - Gaskin a wittie gentleman, and the very chefe of our late rymers, who and if some partes of learning wanted not (albee it is well knowen he altogyther wanted not learning) no doubt would haue attayned to the excellencye of those famous Poets.
Page 37 - This poeticall licence is a shrewde fellow, and covereth many faults in a verse, it maketh wordes longer, shorter, of mo sillables, of fewer, newer, older, truer, falser, and to conclude it turkeneth all things at pleasure, for example...
Page 39 - I have redde) of this worde Verd whiche betokeneth Greene, and Laye which betokeneth a Song, as if you would say greene Songes : but I muste tell you by the way, that I...
Page 5 - ... them. Whereat when this noble Lord tooke some pastime, and had often put him in remembrance of his good skill in choosing, and readinesse in killing of a winter deare, he thought good thus to excuse it in verse. My...
Page 6 - acquired considerable military reputation ; but an unfortunate quarrel with his colonel retarded his career. Conscious of his deserts, he repaired immediately to Delf, resolved to resign his commission to the hands from which he received it ; the prince in vain endeavouring to close the breach between his officers. " While this negotiation was mediating, a circumstance occurred which had nearly cost our poet his life.
Page 31 - Inventions are good, and yet not finely handled. And for a general forwarning: what Theame soever you do take in hande, if you do handle it but tanquam in oratione perpetua, and...

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