Observations on the Fairy Queen of Spenser, 第 2 巻

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R. and J. Dodsley, 1762 - 270 ページ
 

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99 ページ - And there appeared another wonder in heaven ; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth...
125 ページ - In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun : which cometh forth as a bridegroom •out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
29 ページ - I shall detain you now no longer in the demonstration of what we should not do, but straight conduct you to a hillside, where I will point you out the right path of a virtuous and noble education ; laborious, indeed, at the first ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospect, and melodious sounds on every side, that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming.
59 ページ - A wilderness of sweets; for Nature here • • Wanton'd as in her prime, and play'd at will Her virgin fancies, pouring forth more sweet, Wild above rule or art, enormous bliss.
27 ページ - Through the dear might of him that walked the waves Where other groves and other streams along, With nectar pure his oozy locks he laves, And hears the unexpressive nuptial song, In the blest kingdoms meek of joy and love. There entertain him all the saints above, In solemn troops and sweet societies That sing, and singing in their glory move And wipe the tears for ever from his eyes.
179 ページ - ... till at length it was told the Queen he was brother to the Lord William Mountjoy. This...
32 ページ - ... spheres, And sing to those that hold the vital shears, And turn the adamantine spindle round On which the fate of gods and men is wound. Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie, To lull the daughters of Necessity, And keep unsteady Nature to her law, And the low world in measured motion draw After the heavenly tune, which none can hear Of human mould with gross unpurged ear.
140 ページ - Knit with a golden baldric, which forelay Athwart her snowy breast, and did divide Her dainty paps ; which, like young fruit in May, Now little, gan to swell, and, being tied, Through her thin weed their places only signified.
135 ページ - With antique pillars massy proof, And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim religious light. There let the pealing organ blow, To the full-voiced quire below, In service high and anthems clear, As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heaven before mine eyes.
101 ページ - Ihewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as cryftal, proceeding out of the throne of God, and of the Lamb. In the midft of the ftreet of it, and on either fide of the river, was there the Tree of Life.

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