The Works in Verse and Prose Complete of the Right Honourable Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke ...: Essay on the poetry of Lord Brooke. Treatie of humane learning. An inqvisition vpon fame and honovr. Treatie of warres. Minor poems (hitherto uncollected)
private circulation, 1870
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aboue Aelian Alaham Arts Bacon Brooke's CŠlica Camena Cleombrotus corruption dead desire dimme diuine doth Earth England's Helicon euen euery euill eyes faith false Fame farre feare flesh fleshly FULKE GREVILLE giue glory God's goodnesse Gouernment grace grow hath haue heart heauen honour hope Humane Learning infinite iudge kings knowledge lawes leaue light liues LORD BROOKE loue man's minde moue moulds Mustapha Nature neuer noble Nutrix obiect opinion ouerthrowne passion Phineas Fletcher Poems Poet Poetry Pow'r pride princes proue raigne relative note Religion Rossa ruine scorne selfe Sense shadow Shakespeare shew sinne Sir Philip Sidney skie sonnet sonnet 97 sorie soule stanza Suidas sunne thee themselues things thou thought throne true truth tyrants vaine vanity Vertue vnder vnderstands vnto vpon W. A. Wright's Warre Whence wherein Wisdome wise words worth yeeld
Page xvii - Strength, comeliness of shape, or amplest merit, That woman's love can win, or long inherit ; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it, Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit.
Page xxi - THE mind of man is this world's true dimension, And knowledge is the measure of the mind...
Page lxi - Cynthia, because your horns look divers ways, Now darkened to the east, now to the west, Then at full glory once in thirty days, Sense doth believe that change is nature's rest. Poor earth, that dare presume to judge the sky: Cynthia is ever round, and never varies; Shadows and distance do abuse the eye, And in abused sense truth oft miscarries : Yet who this language to the people speaks, Opinion's empire, sense's idol, breaks.
Page lxix - Distinction lost, or gone down with the light; The eye a watch to inward senses plac'd, Not seeing, yet still having power of sight, Gives...
Page 9 - IMAGINATION. KNOWLEDGE'S next organ is imagination— A glass wherein the object of our sense Ought to respect true height or declination For understanding's clear intelligence ; But this power also hath her variation, Fixed in some, in some with difference, In all so shadowed with self-application As makes her pictures still too foul or fair, Not like the life in lineament or air. This power, besides, always cannot receive What sense reports, but what th...
Page 19 - What then are all these humane arts, and lights, But seas of errors ? In whose depths who sound, Of truth finde only shadowes, and no ground.
Page 46 - Is growne a Siren in the formes of pleading, Captiuing reason, with the painted skinne Of many words ; with empty sounds misleading Vs to false ends, by these false forms abuse, Brings neuer forth that Truth, whose name they vse.