Selected Pieces of Early Popular Poetry: Republished Principally from Early Printed Copies, in the Black Letter, Volume 1

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Page i - SHAKE-SPEARES | SONNETS. | Neuer before Imprinted. | AT LONDON | By G. Eld for TT and are | to be solde by William Aspley. \ 1609.
Page vi - While cloistered piety displays Her mouldering roll, the piercing eye explores New manners and the pomp of elder days, Whence culls the pensive bard his pictured stores. Not rough nor barren are the winding ways Of hoar Antiquity, but strewn with flowers.
Page 189 - Emporour of grete powere, And wisely gan he wake. Whan he dayed, for soth to say, He was beryed in that abbay, That he first gan make. There he lyeth in a shryne of gold, And doth maracles, as it is tolde, And hatt Seynt Gotlake : He maketh blynd men for to se, Wode men to haue here wit, parde, Crokyd here cruches forsake.
Page 23 - As a knyght curteese and kynde. He awaked that lady of beaute : She loked on full pyteously, And was aferde full sore. He sayde, what do you here, Madame ? Of whens be you, and what is your name? Have ye your men forlorne? Syr, she sayde, yf ye wyll wete, I am named Margarete, In Aragon was I borne. L. 466. — Hur sone that.] Copland reads : — This chylde waxed wonderous well, Of grete stature both flesshe and fell...
Page 83 - Seke we where Christ was quicke and dead, On the mount of Caluary ; Who so that hym serue that dyed on rode, Eche daye of his lyues fode Fast and sure shall he be.
Page 171 - Thus he left the old erll than, To kepe his londes, lesse, and mayr; Sir Goughter forthe gan glide : Uppon his fote fast he ranne, He toke with him nor horse, nor man, Him was leuer to ryn than ryde. His fauchon he toke with him thoo, He left that neuer for wel, ne woo, But hynge that bi his side...
Page 77 - Man nobler then he was Lyved none with breade. He was lyvely, large, and longe, With shoulders broade, and armes stronge, That myghtie was to se...
Page 186 - And with him other lordes grete, That at the bataill hadde ben : Sir Gowghter was wounded sare, Into the hall he gan fare, He myssyd the lady shene. *s Among the houndes his mete he wan ; The emporour was a earful man, For his dowghter gent : Massyngers were sent to Rome After the pope, and he come sone...
Page 79 - Isenbras," he sayde there, „Thou hast forgotten what thou were, For pryde and golde and fee; Therfore our lorde sayth to thee so, All thy good thou muste forgo, As thou...
Page 168 - So strait thai were bestedde. For where he mett hem bi the way, Alas, the while, thei myght say, That euer his moder him fedde...

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