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Faerie queene

 
dc.contributor Dawson, John Literary & Linguistic Computing Centre U of Cambridge
dc.contributor.author Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599
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dc.date.created 1590
dc.date.issued 1977-06-27
dc.identifier ota:0144
dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/0144
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12024/0144
dc.description.abstract From the depositor: "Book IV has the last two cantos missing ... Book VII consists of cantos vi, vii and viii only" Spenser's poem only consists of six books. The title of the text to which the compiler refers as Book VII is: Two cantos of mvtabilitie : which for forme and matter, appeare to be parcell of some following Booke of the Faerie qveene, under the legend of Constancie : never before imprinted
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dc.subject.lcsh Poems -- England -- 16th century
dc.title Faerie queene
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|* THE FAERIE |* QVEENE. |* \Disposed into twelue bookes,\ |* \Fashioning\ |* XII. Morall vertues. |* LONDON |* Printed for VVilliam Ponsonbie. |* 1596. 1. D. .1 | TO 1. D. .2 | THE MOST HIGH, 1. D. .3 | MIGHTIE 1. D. .4 | And 1. D. .5 | MAGNIFICENT 1. D. .6 | EMPRESSE RENOVVMED 1. D. .7 | FOR PIETIE, VERTVE, 1. D. .8 | AND ALL GRATIOVS 1. D. .9 | GOVERNMENT ELIZABETH BY 1. D. .10| THE GRACE OF GOD QVEENE 1. D. .11| OF ENGLAND FRAVNCE AND 1. D. .12| IRELAND AND OF VIRGINIA, 1. D. .13| DEFENDOVR OF THE 1. D. .14| FAITH, &c. HER MOST 1. D. .15| HVMBLE SERVAVNT 1. D. .16| EDMVND SPENSER 1. D. .17| DOTH IN ALL HVMILITIE 1. D. .18| DEDICATE, 1. D. .19| PRESENT 1. D. .21| AND CONSECRATE THESE 1. D. .22| HIS LABOVRS TO LIVE 1. D. .23| VVITH THE ETERNITIE 1. D. .24| OF HER 1. D . . .
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2. t. .1 | THE SECOND 2. t. .2 | BOOKE OF THE 2. t. .3 | FAERIE QVEENE. 2. t. .4 | Contayning, 2. t. .5 | THE LEGEND OF SIR GVYON. 2. t. .6 | OR 2. t. .7 | \Of Temperaunce\. 2. p. 1.1 | Right well I wote most mighty Soueraine, 2. p. 1.2 | That all this famous antique history, 2. p. 1.3 | Of some th'=aboundance of an idle braine 2. p. 1.4 | Will iudged be, and painted forgery, 2. p. 1.5 | Rather then matter of iust memory, 2. p. 1.6 | Sith none, that breatheth liuing aire, does know, 2. p. 1.7 | Where is that happy land of Faery, 2. p. 1.8 | Which I so much do vaunt, yet no where show, 2. p. 1.9 | But vouch antiquities, which no body can know. 2. p. 2.1 | But let that man with better sence aduize, 2. p. 2.2 | That of the world least part to vs is red: 2. p. 2.3 | And dayly how through hardy enterprize, 2. p. 2.4 | Many great Regions are discouered, 2. p. 2.5 | Which to late age were neuer mentioned. 2. p. 2.6 | Who euer heard of t . . .
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3. t. .1 | T H E T H I R D 3. t. .2 | BOOKE OF THE 3. t. .3 | FAERIE QVEENE. 3. t. .4 | Contayning, 3. t. .5 | THE LEGEND OF BRITOMARTIS. 3. t. .6 | OR 3. t. .7 | \Of Chastitie\. 3. p. 1.1 | It falls me here to write of Chastity, 3. p. 1.2 | That fairest vertue, farre aboue the rest; 3. p. 1.3 | For which what needs me fetch from \Faery\ 3. p. 1.4 | Forreine ensamples, it to haue exprest? 3. p. 1.5 | Sith it is shrined in my Soueraines brest, 3. p. 1.6 | And form'd so liuely in each perfect part, 3. p. 1.7 | That to all Ladies, which haue it profest, 3. p. 1.8 | Need but behold the pourtraict of her hart, 3. p. 1.9 | If pourtrayd it might be by any liuing art. 3. p. 2.1 | But liuing art may not least part expresse, 3. p. 2.2 | Nor life-resembling pencill it can paint, 3. p. 2.3 | All were it \Zeuxis\ or \Praxiteles:\ 3. p. 2.4 | His da+edale hand would faile, and greatly faint, 3. p. 2.5 | And her perfections with his error t . . .
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4. t. .1 | THE FOVRTH 4. t. .2 | BOOKE OF THE 4. t. .3 | FAERIE QVEENE. 4. t. .4 | \Containing\ 4. t. .5 | The Legend of CAMBEL AND TELAMOND, 4. t. .6 | OR 4. t. .7 | OF FRIENDSHIP. 4. p. 1.1 | The rugged forhead that with graue foresight 4. p. 1.2 | Welds kingdomes causes, and affaires of state, 4. p. 1.3 | My looser rimes (I wote) doth sharply wite, 4. p. 1.4 | For praising loue, as I haue done of late, 4. p. 1.5 | And magnifying louers deare debate; 4. p. 1.6 | By which fraile youth is oft to follie led, 4. p. 1.7 | Through false allurement of that pleasing baite, 4. p. 1.8 | That better were in vertues discipled, 4. p. 1.9 | Then with vaine poemes weeds to haue their fancies fed. 4. p. 2.1 | Such ones ill iudge of loue, that cannot loue, 4. p. 2.2 | Ne in their frosen hearts feele kindly flame: 4. p. 2.3 | For thy they ought not thing vnknowne reproue, 4. p. 2.4 | Ne naturall affection faultlesse blame, 4. p. 2.5 | F . . .
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5. t. .1 | THE FIFTH 5. t. .2 | BOOKE OF THE 5. t. .3 | FAERIE QVEENE. 5. t. .4 | \Contayning\, 5. t. .5 | THE LEGEND OF ARTEGALL 5. t. .6 | \OR\ 5. t. .7 | OF IVSTICE. 5. p. 1.1 | So oft as I with state of present time, 5. p. 1.2 | The image of the antique world compare, 5. p. 1.3 | When as mans age was in his freshest prime, 5. p. 1.4 | And the first blossome of faire vertue bare, 5. p. 1.5 | Such oddes I finde twixt those, and these which are, 5. p. 1.6 | As that, through long continuance of his course, 5. p. 1.7 | Me seemes the world is runne quite out of square, 5. p. 1.8 | From the first point of his appointed sourse, 5. p. 1.9 | And being once amisse growes daily wourse and wourse. 5. p. 2.1 | For from the golden age, that first was named, 5. p. 2.2 | It='s now at earst become a stonie one; 5. p. 2.3 | And men themselues, the which at first were framed 5. p. 2.4 | Of earthly mould, and form'd of flesh and bone, 5. p. 2 . . .
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6. t. .1 | THE SIXTE 6. t. .2 | BOOKE OF THE 6. t. .3 | FAERIE QVEENE. 6. t. .4 | \Contayning\ 6. t. .5 | THE LEGEND OF S. CALIDORE 6. t. .6 | \OR\ 6. t. .7 | OF COVRTESIE. 6. p. 1.1 | The waies, through which my weary steps I guyde, 6. p. 1.2 | In this delightfull land of Faery, 6. p. 1.3 | Are so exceeding spacious and wyde, 6. p. 1.4 | And sprinckled with such sweet variety, 6. p. 1.5 | Of all that pleasant is to eare or eye, 6. p. 1.6 | That I nigh rauisht with rare thoughts delight, 6. p. 1.7 | My tedious trauell doe forget thereby; 6. p. 1.8 | And when I gin to feele decay of might, 6. p. 1.9 | It strength to me supplies, and chears my dulled spright. 6. p. 2.1 | Such secret comfort, and such heauenly pleasures, 6. p. 2.2 | Ye sacred imps, that on \Parnasso\ dwell, 6. p. 2.3 | And there the keeping haue of learnings threasures, 6. p. 2.4 | Which doe all worldly riches farre excell, 6. p. 2.5 | Into the mindes of mortall men doe well, . . .
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7. t. .1 | TWO CANTOS 7. t. .2 | OF 7. t. .3 | \MVTABILITIE:\ 7. t. .4 | Which, both for Forme and Matter, appeare 7. t. .5 | to be parcell of some following Booke of the 7. t. .6 | \FAERIE QVEENE,\ 7. t. .7 | VNDER THE LEGEND 7. t. .8 | OF 7. t. .9 | \Constancie.\ 7. t. .10 | Neuer before imprinted. 7. 6. A.1 | \Proud\ Change \(not pleasd, in mortall things,\ 7. 6. A.2 | \beneath the Moone, to raigne)\ 7. 6. A.3 | \Pretends, as well of Gods, as Men,\ 7. 6. A.4 | \to be the Soueraine.\ 7. 6. 1.1 | What man that sees the euer-whirling wheele 7. 6. 1.2 | Of \Change\, the which all mortall things doth sway, 7. 6. 1.3 | But that therby doth find, and plainly feele, 7. 6. 1.4 | How \MVTABILITY\ in them doth play 7. 6. 1.5 | Her cruell sports, to many mens decay? 7. 6. 1.6 | Which that to all may better yet appeare, 7. 6. 1.7 | I will rehearse that whylome I heard say, 7. 6. 1.8 | How she at first her selfe began to reare, 7. 6. 1.9 | Gainst all the Gods, and th . . .
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