The history of the rise and progress of poetry

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Page 232 - As for all the gods of the heathen, they are but idols ; but it is the LORD that made the heavens.
Page 216 - ... under his mantle, but used commonly to keep others waking to defend their lives, and did light his candle at the flames of their houses to lead him in the darkness; that the day was his night, and the night his day...
Page 215 - ... thereunto, borrowed even from the praises which are proper to virtue itself; as of a most notorious thief and wicked outlaw...
Page 216 - ... that the day was his night, and the night his day ; that he loved . not to be long wooing of wenches to...
Page 216 - ... to their lovers; that his music was not the harp nor lays of love, but the cries of people and clashing of armour; and finally, that he died not bewailed of many, but made many wail when he died, that dearly bought his death.
Page 215 - ... cabin under his mantle, but used commonly to keep others waking to defend their lives ; and did light his candle...
Page 214 - Besides this, evil things, being decked and attired with the gay attire of goodly words, may easily deceive and carry away the affection of a young mind that is not well stayed, but desirous by some bold adventures to make proof of himself.
Page 214 - ... seldom use to choose unto themselves the doings of good men for the arguments of their poems, but whomsoever they find to be most licentious of life, most bold and lawless in his doings, most dangerous and desperate in all parts of disobedience and rebellious disposition; him they set up and glorify in their rithmes, him they praise to the people, and to young men make an example to follow.
Page 213 - ... that none dare displease them for fear to run into reproach through their offence, and to be made infamous in the mouths of all men. For their verses are taken up with a general applause, and usually sung at all feasts and meetings, by certain other persons, whose proper function that is, who also receive for the same great rewards and reputation amongst them.
Page 202 - This Book of Articles before rehearsed is again approved, and allowed to be holden and executed within the realm, by the assent and consent of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, of England, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c.

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