The Fairy Queen, Nide 2

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J. and R. Tonson, 1758
 

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Sivu 478 - Then came old January, wrapped well In many weeds to keep the cold away; Yet did he quake and quiver, like to quell, And blowe his nayles to warme them if he may ; For they were numbd with holding all the day An hatchet keene, with which he felled wood And from the trees did lop the needlesse spray : Upon an huge great Earth-pot steane he stood, From whose wide mouth there flowed forth the Romane Flood.
Sivu 474 - That was unlyned all, to be more light; And on his head a girlond well beseene He wore, from which, as he had chauffed...
Sivu 476 - With eares of corne, and full her hand was found : That was the righteous Virgin, which of old Liv'd here on earth, and plenty made abound ; But after Wrong was lov'd, and Justice solde, She left th' unrighteous world, and was to heaven extold.
Sivu 421 - Lapithes, which did them dismay, Being now placed in the firmament, Through the bright heaven doth her beams display, And is unto the stars an ornament, Which round about her move in order excellent...
Sivu 475 - Then came the Autumne all in yellow clad, As though he joye'd in his plentious store, Laden with fruits that made him laugh, full glad That he had banisht hunger, which to-fore Had by the belly oft him pinche'd sore : Upon his head a wreath, that was enrold With ears of corne of every sort, he bore ; And in his hand a sickle he did holde, To reape the ripened fruits the which the earth had yold.
Sivu 160 - For that which all men then did vertue call, Is now cald vice ; and that which vice was hight, Is now hight vertue, and so us'd of all : Right now is wrong, and wrong that was is right...
Sivu 11 - And loathly mouth, unmeete a mouth to bee, .That nought but gall and venim comprehended, And wicked wordes that God and man offended. Her lying tongue was in two parts divided, And both the parts did speake, and both contended ; And as her tongue so was her hart discided, That never thoght one thing, but doubly stil was guided.
Sivu 141 - Then was there heard a most celestiall sound Of dainty musicke, which did next ensew Before the spouse : that was Arion crownd ; Who, playing on his harpe, unto him drew The eares and hearts of all that goodly crew, That even yet the Dolphin, which him bore Through the Agsan seas from Pirates vew, Stood still by him astonisht at his lore, And all the raging seas for joy forgot to rore.
Sivu 413 - For some, that hath abundance at his will, Hath not enough, but wants in greatest store, And other, that hath...
Sivu 322 - WHAT vertue is so fitting for a knight, Or for a Ladie whom a knight should love, As Curtesie; to beare themselves aright To all of each degree as doth behove ? For whether they be placed high above Or low beneath, yet ought they well to know Their good; that none them rightly may reprove Of rudenesse for not yeelding what they owe : Great skill it is such duties timely to bestow.

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