The Arte of English Poesie

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Constable, 1869 - English poetry - 320 pages

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Page 68 - ... for this Epigramme is but an inscription or writ ling made as it were vpon a table, or in a windowe, or vpon the wall or mantell of a chimney in some place of common resort, where it was allowed euery man might come...
Page 46 - ... and learned Lords, or of noble and vertuous Princes and gouernours. So as next after the honours exhibited to their gods, the Poets finding in man generally much to reproue...
Page 157 - ... of Trent, though no man can deny but that theirs is the purer English Saxon at this day, yet it is not so Courtly nor so currant as our Southerne English is ; no more is the far Westerne mans speach.
Page 247 - Poesie, 1589, 4to.' a writer commonly well informed: take the passage at large. ' In this figure [Counterfait Action] the Lord Nicholas Vaux, a noble gentleman and much delighted in vulgar making, and a man otherwise of no great learning, but having herein a...
Page 19 - Euen so the very Poet makes and contriues out of his owne braine both the verse and matter of his poeme, and not by any foreine copie or example, as doth the translator, who therefore may well be sayd a versifier, but not a Poet.
Page 49 - ... infamous life and tyrannies were layd open to all the world, their wickednes reproched, their follies and extreme insolencies derided, and their miserable ends painted out in playes and pageants, to shew the mutabilitie of fortune, and the iust punishment of God in reuenge of a vicious and evill life.
Page 78 - TT is said by such as professe the Mathematicall sciences, that all things stand by proportion, and that without it nothing could stand to be good or beautiful. The Doctors of our Theologie to the same effect, but in other termes, say that God made the world by number, measure, and 10 weight ; some for weight say tune, and peraduenture better.
Page 73 - Maiefties contemplation in this our vulgare arte, and what we haue written of the auncient formes of Poemes, we haue taken from the befl clerks writing in the fame arte.
Page 61 - Princes children, or by cuftome vfed yearely vpon the fame dayes, are called fongs natall or Genethliaca. Others for fecret recreation and paflime in chambers with company or alone were the ordinary Mufickes amorous, fuch as might be fong with voice or to the Lute, Citheron or Harpe, or daunced by meafures as the Italian Pauan and galliard are at thefe daies in Princes Courts and other places of honourable or ciuill affembly, and of all thefe we will fpeake in order and very briefly. CHAP. XXIIII....
Page 196 - ... the Courtly figure Allegoria, which is when we fpeake one thing and thinke another, and that our wordes and our meanings meete not.

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