Sir David Lyndsays Leben und Werke: I. Sein Leben

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Druck von E. Schellman, 1891 - 35 pages
 

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Page 34 - He was a man of middle age ; In aspect manly, grave, and sage, As on king's errand come; But in the glances of his eye, A penetrating, keen, and sly Expression found its home; The flash of that satiric rage, Which, bursting on the early stage, Branded the vices of the age, And broke the keys of Rome.
Page 8 - Quhow, as ane chapman beris his pak, I bure thy Grace upon my bak, And sumtymes, strydlingis on my nek, Dansand with mony bend and bek. The first sillabis that thow did mute Was PA, DA LYN,* upon the lute; Than playit I twenty spryngis, perqueir, Quhilk wes gret piete for to heir.
Page 9 - And sumtyme, lyke ane feind, transfigurate, And sumtyme, lyke the greislie gaist of Gye ; In divers formis oft tymes disfigurate, And sumtyme, dissagyist full plesandlye. So, sen thy birth, I have continewalye Bene occupyit, and aye to thy plesoure, And sumtyme, Seware, Coppare, and Carvoure...
Page 9 - With lute in hand, syne, sweitlie to the sang : Sumtyme, in dansing, feiralie I flang ; And, sumtyme, playand fairsis on the flure ; And, sumtyme, on myne office takkand cure...
Page 7 - ... desired to speak with him. While, at the last, he came where the king was sitting in the desk at his prayers ; but when he saw the king, he made him little reverence or salutation, but leaned down...
Page 12 - Now, brother, marke, in your remembrance, Ane myrrour of those mutabiliteis : So may ye knaw the courtis inconstance, Quhen prencis bene, thus, pullit frome thair seis ; Efter quhose deith quhat strainge adversiteis, Quhat gret mysreule, in to this regioun rang, Quhen our young prince could noder spek nor gang ! During his tender youthe and innocence, [chance ! Quhat stouith, quhat reif, quhat murther, and mysThare wes nocht ellis bot wrakyng of vengeance, In to that court thare rang sic variance....
Page 9 - Full tenderlie, tyll thow begouth to gang, And in thy bed oft happit the full warme, With lute in hand, syne sweitlie to the sang: Sumtyme, in dansing, feiralie I flang; And, sumtyme, playand fairsis on the flure; And, sumtyme on myne office takkand cure; And, sumtyme, lyke ane feind transfegurate; And, sumtyme, lyke the greislie gaist of gye; In diners formis, oft tymes, disfigurate; And, sumtyme, dissagyist full plesandlye.
Page 8 - Bot Gynkartoun thow lufit ay best; And ay, quhen thow come frome the scule, Than I behuffit to play the fule: As I at lenth, in to my Dreme, My sindry servyce did expreme. Thocht it bene better, as sayis the wyse, Hape to the court nor gude servyce, I wate thow luffit me better, than, Nor, now, sum wyfe dois hir gude man. Than men tyll uther did recorde, Said...
Page 13 - The suddand cheange, to my myschance. The kyng was bot twelf 3eris of aige, Quhen new rewlaris come, in thare raige, For commoun weill makand no cair, Bot for thare proffeit singulair.
Page 8 - ... ane chapman beris his pak, I bure thy Grace upon my bak, And sumtymes, strydlingis on my nek, Dansand with mony bend and bek. The first sillabis that thow did mute Was PA, DA LYN, upon the lute Than playit I twenty spryngis, perqueir, Quhilk wes gret piete for to heir. Fra play thow leit me never rest, Bot Gynkartoun thow lufit ay best ; And ay, quhen thow come frome the scule, Than I behuffit to play the Me : As I at lenth, in to my Dreme, My sindry servyce did expreme.

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