The Works in Verse and Prose Complete of the Right Honourable Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke ...: The prose: Life of Sir Philip Sidney with additions and various readings. Letter to an honourable lady. Letter to Varney in France. Speech for Bacon. Account of mss. in possession of the Earl of Warwick and Brooke, with corrections and various readings from them. Indices

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Alexander Balloch Grosart
private circulation, 1870

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Page 140 - Love my memorie, cherish my friends ; their faith to me may assure you they are honest. But above all, govern your will and affections, by the will and Word of your Creator; in me, beholding the end of this world, with all her vanities." And with this farewell, desired the company to lead him away. Here the
Page 10 - him other than a man : with such staiednesse of mind, lovely, and familiar gravity, as carried grace and reverence above greater years. His talk ever of knowledge, and his very play tending to enrich his mind : so as
Page 130 - he saw a poor souldier carryed along, who had eaten his last at the same feast, gastly casting up his eyes at the bottle. Which Sir Philip perceiving, took it from his head, before he drank, and delivered it to the poor man, with these words, " Thy necessity is yet greater than mine." And when he had pledged this poor souldier, he was
Page 21 - and understanding bent upon his heart, to make himself and others, not in words or opinion but in life and action, good and great. In which architectonical art he was such* a master, with so commending and yet equall waies amongst men, that
Page 39 - great men of this time : I mean, that his heart and tongue went both one way, and so with every one that went with the Truth; as knowing no other kindred, partie, or end. • ,, Above all, he made the Religion he professed, the firm basis of his life : for this was his
Page 19 - purpose was to limn out such exact pictures, of every posture in the minde, that any man being forced in the straines of this life, to pass through any straights or latitudes of. good or ill fortune, might—as in a glasse—see how to set a good countenance upon all the discountenances of adversitie and a stay upon the exorbitant smilings
Page 66 - commands them to depart the Court. To this Sir Philip temperately answers; that if his lordship had been pleased to express desire in milder characters, perchance he might have led out those, that he should now find would not be driven out with any scourge of fury. This
Page 69 - First, that place was never intended for privilege to wrong : witness her self, who how soveraign soever she were by throne, birth, education, and nature ; yet was she content to cast her own affections into the same moulds her subjects did, and govern all her rights by their laws. Again he besought her majesty
Page 9 - chose rather to hide her self from the curious eyes of a delicate time, than come up on the stage of the world with any manner of disparagement: the mischance of sicknesse having cast such a kind of veile over her excellent beauty, as the modesty of that sex doth many times upon their native and heroicall spirits.
Page 118 - of people : but as an emporium for the confluence of all nations that love or profess any kind of vertue or commerce. Wherein to incite those that tarried at home to adventure, he propounded the hope of a sure and rich return. To martiall men he opened the wide doore

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