What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
accent afwell alfo alwayes arte auncient bafe becaufe behauiour cafe caufe CHAP ciuill claufes commendable conceit daclil decencie decent deuife dittie doth eare English euen euery Exameter faid fame fauour fayd feeme felfe fence fentences ferue fhall fhort fhould figure fome fometimes fong fpeach fpeake fpecially fpoken fubiect fuch fundry fupplie fweete gaue George Puttenham giue giuen graue Greeke and Latine Greekes Greekes call guife hath hauing high stile himfelfe honour inough inuented iudgement king Lady language Latines leaue loue Maiestie maker maner matter meafure meetre naturall neuer neuerthelesse noble obferued originall otherwife ouer peraduenture perfon perfwade Philofopher pleafant pleafure Poefie poeme Poesie Poet Polemon praife Princes profe purpofe reafon receiue refpect rime ryme sigure sillable sirst stile thefe thefe words thing thofe thou verfe vertue vfed vnder vnto vpon vtter vtterance vulgar warre whereof whofe wife ye fee Ye haue
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 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....