Gaston, Or The Heir of Foiz, and Other Poems


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Página 208 - It ascends me into the brain; dries me there all the foolish and dull and crudy vapours which environ it; makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble fiery and delectable shapes; which, delivered o'er to the voice, the tongue, which is the birth, becomes excellent wit.
Página 107 - All heaven and earth are still — though not in sleep, But breathless, as we grow when feeling most; And silent, as we stand in thoughts too deep...
Página 86 - In the month of May, namely, on May-day in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet meadows and green woods, there to rejoice their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmony of birds, praising God in their kind...
Página 231 - Break, Phant'sie, from thy cave of cloud, And spread thy purple wings ; Now all thy figures are allowed, And various shapes of things ; Create of airy forms a stream, It must have blood, and nought of phlegm; And though it be a waking dream, Cho. Yet let it like an odour rise To all the senses here, And fall like sleep upon their eyes, Or music in their ear.
Página 274 - Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough briar, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander everywhere, Swifter than the moon's sphere ; And I serve the fairy queen, To dew her orbs upon the green. The cowslips tall her pensioners be : In their gold coats spots you see ; Those be rubies, fairy favours, In those freckles live their savours : I must go seek some dew-drops here, And...
Página 285 - The faery beam upon you, The stars to glister on you; A moon of light In the noon of night, Till the fire-drake hath o'ergone you! The wheel of fortune guide you, The boy with the bow beside you Run aye in the way Till the bird of day And the luckier lot betide you!
Página xiii - The Englishman in this quallitie is most vaine, indiscreete, and out of order : he first groundes his worke, on impossibilities : then in three bowers ronnes he throwe the worlde : marryes, gets children, makes children men, men to conquer kingdomes, murder' monsters, and bringeth Gods from Heaven, and fetcheth divels from Hel.
Página 97 - silently confess the crime." But after such time as Francis the French king, upon some dispute about breach of faith, had sent the lie unto the emperor Charles the Fifth, thereby to draw him to a personal combat, every petty companion in France, in imitation of their master, made the giving of the -lie mortality itself, holding it a matter of no small glory to have it said, That the meanest gentleman in France would not put up what the great emperor Charles the Fifth had patiently endured. From...
Página 214 - To be new framed, and fitted to her head, In honour of her courage : then the bird, With great applause, was to the market-place In triumph borne ; where, when her utmost worth Had been proclaim'd, the common executioner First by the king's command took off her crown...
Página 216 - This first stocke was full of rightwisnes, Trewe of his worde, sober, pitous and free, Clene of his goste and loved besinesse, Against the vice of slouth in honeste, And but his heire love vertue as did he, He is not gentill though he rich seme, All weare he miter, crowne or diademe.

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