This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 Excerpt: ...this heavenly thing whereof I treat. To weeten Mercie, be of Justice part, Or drawne forth from her by divine cxtreate; This well I wore, ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 Excerpt: ...this heavenly thing whereof I treat. To weeten Mercie, be of Justice part, Or drawne forth from her by divine cxtreate; This well I wore, that sure she is as great, And meriteth to have as high a place, Sith in th' Almighties everlasting seat She first was bred, and borne of heavenly race, From thence pour'd down on men by influence of grace. II For if that Yertue be of so great might Which from just verdict will for nothing start, Hut to preserve inviolated right Oft spilles the principall to save the part;.So much more, then, is that of powre and art That seekes to save the subject of her skill, Yet never doth from doomc of right depart, As it is greater prayse to save then spill, And better to reforine then to cut off the ill Much more it praysed was of those two knights, The noble Prince and righteous Artegall, When they had seeue and heard her doome a-rights Against Duessa, damned by them all; But by her tempted without griefe or gall, Till strong constraint did her thereto enforce: And yet even then ruing her wilfull fall With more then needfull naturall remorse. And yeekling the last honour to her wretched corse. During all which, those knights continu'd Both doing and receiving curtesies there Of that great Ladie, who with goodly chcre Them entertayn'd, fit for their dignities, Approving dayly to their noble eyes Koyall examples of her mercies rare And worthie paterns of her clemencies; Which till this day mongst many living are, Who them to their posterities doe still declare. VI Amongst the rest, which in that space befell, There came two Springals of full tender yeares. Farre thence from forrein land where they did dwell, To seekc for succour of her and her Peares, With humble prayers and intrcatfiill teares; Sent by their mother, who, n widow, w...
Good+ No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" In original green cloth with gilt titling and portrait to upper board, top edge gilt, 8vo, 736pp. (Light shelfwear and rubbing to extremities, vintage name/address to endpaper, notes to rear endpaper, single page with short tear to foredge).
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