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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1655 edition. Excerpt: ...wtlsweighing with whom shee had to deal, was more warie in her charges, and circumspectly managing the trealure of her strength, to would not idly bestow it, but was liberal when occasion offered. It was hard to say, whether the one was more frantic,_ or the other more thankful: the guerdon never deferred, _oft preventing the gift, above the desire of the receiver, ' yet short of the giverfis minde. Their thought, eie,hand, and foot seemed chained to one motion, as all being tuned by violence, to make up a harmonie in horror. Never was courage better supported by skill and strength, nor skill and strength better accompanied by courage z the blows of every one of them seemed not onely to strive with the others, but eyen amongst themselvs, for singularitie z the latter still ( by beeing more observable ) seeking t'o burie the remembrance of th former., ' It seemed that those two were not retired from the barrel, but that the barrel was transferred where they werelshe eie might well have taken them to bee two, but the car would never have been persuaded that so 'mightie sounds could bee sent but from the weapons of a number z the environing windows with a sad solitariness seemed to bewail their want of eies,which defrauded them the entenainment of that delectable torror, tranlporting s port. Art-grim more angrie with himself than with his enemie, that hee should bee so ' long in vanquiihitrg, where (when victorious) hee would bee but ashamed of the victorie, all h" active powers beeing highly bended, both by choller and courage, hee thus discharged his tongue: What spitesul god, jealous of my greatness, or envying-my glorie', hath sent this divel in a woman's shape (asa cloud for jane 'to lxicn) 'to rnocltmee i' But all this is one:...
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As much a work of entertainment and wit as of instruction, if affords the best insight we have into the tastes and standards of the Elizabethans.About the Author:
Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) became one of the Elizabethan Age's most prominent figures. Famous in his day in England as a poet, courtier and soldier, he remains known as a writer of sonnets.
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