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Page 17 - The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye As the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly When summer's breath their masked buds discloses; But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade, Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so; Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made.
Page 16 - The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem For that sweet odour which doth in it live. The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye As the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly When summer's breath their masked buds discloses; But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade, Die to themselves.
Page 112 - Imprynted at London in Flete Strete at the Sygne of the Sonne by Wynkyn de Worde".
Page 295 - I haue scene your compositiones so copious, so pregnant, so spirituall, that I doubt not but it is the gift of God in you.
Page 159 - In Amadis of Greece may be found the Zelmane of the Arcadia, the Masque of Cupid of the Faery Queen, and the Florizel of the Winter's Tale.
Page 8 - But to leaue with these, and declare the cause of my purpose. As I chaunced to reade the Mirour for Magistrates, a worke by all men wonderfully commended, and full of fitte instructions for preseruation of...
Page 247 - Collatine haue deerely bought, To high renowne, a lasting life, And found, that most in vaine haue sought, To haue a Faire, and Constant wife, Yet Tarquyne pluckt his glistering grape, And Shake-speare, paints poore Lucrece rape.
Page 209 - A Booke Of Christian Prayers, Collected out of the Ancient Writers, and best learned in our time, worthy to be read with an earnest mind of all Christians, in these dangerous and troublesome daies, that God for Christes sake will yet still be mercifull unto us.