Palmerín of England, Volume 1

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Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1807 - Palmerin of England (Romance)
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Page v - Esa oliva se haga luego rajas y se queme, que aun no queden della las cenizas: y esa palma de Ingalaterra se guarde y se conserve como a cosa única, y se haga para ello otra caja como la que halló Alejandro en los despojos de Darío, que la diputó para guardar en ella las obras del poeta Hornero.
Page v - Este libro, señor compadre, tiene autoridad por dos cosas: la una, porque él por sí es muy bueno; y la otra, porque es fama que le compuso un discreto rey de Portugal.
Page 228 - ... or according as his estate is; the poor to take pains, the rich pain with pleasure, the artificer and such to their handy crafts, the noble mind and courtly gentleman, either to the exploits of the field, or such exercise as may avoid idleness ;— then is the eye directed, the sense quickened, the mind preserved, the heart quieted, the conscience unpolluted, affection governed, love bridled, and lust banished; the good name perfected, virtue established, honour well exercised, and fame eternized.
Page 55 - ... the thickness of the trees made his passage more tenebrous than else it would have been, so that, very hardly he could find his way. Wandering on still, using his mind with several imaginations, at last to the comfort of himself and joy of his esquire, who sorrowed to see his lord so suddenly pensive, he espied a gallant troop of ladies, bearing in their hands lighted torches, each one well moyntcd on a lust)' steed, attired all in black, and framing their voices to great lamentations.
Page 185 - Floraman so did his endeavour that he bore away the victory from all, and liis chamber, the Sepulchre of Lovers, was full of spoils. When they were ready to leave off their pastime, the sun being about to set, there came riding up, as if from a distance, a knight, whose armour was beset all with green spheres, bearing in his shield likewise a sphere of the same colour; he rode upon a roan horse stained with blood, which made him look the fairer, and in passing made obeisance to the emperor and empress...
Page 227 - ... reason, he reminded him of others who had suffered a like loss, and remonstrated upon the folly of grieving so out of measure for what no grief could remedy. I would, said he, sir Floraman, not only commend your constancy, but likewise attribute high honour to it, if tears could call the dead to life. Do but remember, impatience brings sorrow, sorrow sickness, sickness consumption, consumption the miserable anatomy of himself, which is a terror to his kindred, an eye-sore to his friends, and...
Page 182 - I would not for the world miss the end of this marvellous encounter. Continue, Pacito! Nay, lad, go back to the beginning of the sentence once again.' Pacito read: 'The Knight of Death on the next morning came forth before his tent, attired in black armour whereon was painted in divers places the semblance of a woman's face descried through shrubs . . .' That would be the sorceress Eutropa,' the Colonel commented knowingly, his mouth full of pudding.
Page xlv - The first part of the no lesse rare, then excellent and stately, History of the Famous and fortunate Prince Palmerin of England. Declaring the Birth of him, and Prince Florian du...
Page xxxiii - ... of so many famous men's lives, and give thee commendable recreation of minde, when weightier occasions have urged molesting perturbations." And in the Epistle Dedicatory of the third part to the Right Honourable Henrie Vere, earl of Oxenford, &.C., he says, " I proceeded no farther in translation when these three books had their prime impressions; for rumour talking of a fourth booke, which (as then) by no means could be compassed; I remained contented with these, and promised to effect the other...
Page xxix - But these are not oriental ideas and we must e'en take the Eastern as we find him. He still holds " Naturalia non sunt turpia," together with " Mundis omnia munda"; and, as Bacon assures us the mixture of a lie doth add to pleasure, so the Arab enjoys the startling and lively contrast of...

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