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The Works of Edmund Spenser


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. 1877 Excerpt: ... things demaund, to which she answer' light: XXI. For little lust had she to talke of ought, Or ought to heare that mote delightfull bee; Her minde was whole possessed of one thought, That gave none other place. Which when as he By outward signes (as well he might) did see, He list no lengcr to use lothfull speach, But her besought to take it well in gree, Sith shady dampe had dimd the heavens reach, To lodge with him that night, unles good cause empeach. XXII. The Championesse, now seeing night at dore, Was glad to yeeld unto his good request; And with him went without gaine-saying more. Not farre away, but little wide by west, His dwelling was, to which-he him addrest; Where soone arriving they received were In seemely wise, as theni beseemed best; For he their Host them goodly well did cheare, And talt't of pleasant things the night away t Thus passing th' evening well, till time of rest, Then Britomart unto a bowre was brought; Where groomes awayted her to have undrest: But she ne would undressed be for ought, Nedoffe her armes, though heher much besought For she had vow'd, she sayd, not to forgo xx. 9 And &c. That Is, and to ask many questions; tc which she returned slight answers. Church. Xxi. 1. For little lust had she 4c. She had little inclina tion. Todd. Xxi. 7. in gree, In liking. Todd. Those warlike wecdes, till she revenge had wrought Of a late wrong uppon a morUill foe; Which she would sure perforate hetide her wele or wo. xxiv. Which when their Host perceiv'd, right discontent In ininde he grew, for feare least liy that art He should his purpose misse, wluch close he ment: Yet taking leave of her he did depart: There all that night remained liritomart, Restlesse, recomfortlesse, with heart deepe grieved, Not suffering the least twinckling s... Hide synopsis

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