Complete Works of Edmund Spenser

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Macmillan, 1879 - 736 pages
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Page 591 - Of her ye virgins learne obedience, When so ye come into those holy places, To humble your proud faces: Bring her up to th...
Page 580 - Lyke as a ship, that through the Ocean wyde, By conduct of some star, doth make her way; Whenas a storme hath dimd her trusty guyde, Out of her course doth wander far astray! So I, whose star, that wont with her bright ray Me to direct, with cloudes is over-cast, Doe wander now, in darknesse and dismay, Through hidden perils, round about me plast; Yet hope I well that, when this storme is past, My Helice, the lodestar of my lyfe, Will shine again, and looke on me at last...
Page 151 - And in the midst of all a fountaine stood, Of richest substance that on earth might bee, So pure and shiny that the silver flood Through every channell running one might see ; Most goodly it with curious ymageree Was overwrought, and shapes of naked boyes, Of which some seemd with lively jollitee To fly about, playing their wanton toyes, Whylest others did themselves embay in liquid joyes.
Page 61 - She was araied all in lilly white, And in her right hand bore a cup of gold, With wine and water fild up to the hight, In which a Serpent did himselfe enfold, That horrour made to all that did behold ; But she no...
Page 58 - Disordred hong about his shoulders round, And hid his face; through which his hollow eyne Lookt deadly dull, and stared as astound; His raw-bone cheekes through penurie and pine, Were shronke into his jawes, as he did never dine. His garment nought but many ragged clouts, With thornes together pind and patched was, The which his naked sides he wrapt abouts...
Page 592 - Make feast therefore now all this live-long day ; This day for ever to me holy is.
Page 603 - And in what rags, and in how base aray, The glory of our heavenly riches lay, When him the silly Shepheards came to see, Whom greatest Princes sought on lowest knee.
Page 591 - Open the temple gates unto my love, Open them wide that she may enter in, And all the...
Page xiv - Then give him," quoth the queen, " what is reason ; " to which the lord consented ; but was so busied, belike, about matters of higher concernment, that...
Page 12 - A lovely Ladie rode him faire beside, Upon a lowly Asse more white then snow, Yet she much whiter ; but the same did hide Under a vele...

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