And by his side rode loathsome Gluttony, Deforme' d creature, on a filthy swine.
1590 The Faerie Queen, bk.1, canto 4, stanza 21.
Go little book, thy self present, As child whose parent is unkent: To him that is the president Of noblesse and of chivalry, And if that Envy bark at thee, As sure it will, for succour flee.Edmund Spenser
And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.Edmund Spenser
Most glorious Lord of Life, that on this day,
Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin;
And having harrowed hell, didst bring away
Captivity thence captive, us to win.
He that strives to touch a star, oft stumbles at a straw.Edmund Spenser
Oft fire is without smoke.Edmund Spenser
And all for love, and nothing for reward.Edmund Spenser
Of all God's works, which do this world adorn, There is no one more fair and excellent, Then is mans body both for power and form, Whiles it is kept in sober government.Edmund Spenser
Most glorious Lord of Life! that, on this day, Didst makeThy triumph over death and sin; And having harrowed hell, didst bring away Captivity thence captive, us to win:Edmund Spenser
For that which all men then did virtue call, Is now called vice; and that which vice was hight, Is now hight virtue, and so used of all: Right now is wrong, and wrong that was is right,Edmund Spenser
Yet is that glass so gay, that it can blind The wisest sight, to think gold that is brass.Edmund Spenser
Death slue not him, but he made death his ladder to the skies.Edmund Spenser
I learned have, not to despise,What ever thing seemes small in common eyes.Edmund Spenser
Sweete Themmes runne softly, till I end my Song.Edmund Spenser
Entire affection hateth nicer hands.Edmund Spenser
That darksome cave they enter, where they findThat cursed man, low sitting on the ground,Musing full sadly in his sullein mind.Edmund Spenser
Roses red and violets blew,And all the sweetest flowres that in the forrest grew.Edmund Spenser
And as she lookt about, she did behold,How over that same dore was likewise writ,Be bold, be bold, and every where Be bold,That much she muz'd, yet could not construe itBy any ridling skill, or commune wit.At last she spyde at that same roomes upper end,Another yron dore, on which was writ,Be not too bold.Edmund Spenser
For we by conquest, of our soveraine might,And by eternall doome of Fate's decree,Have wonne the Empire of the Heavens bright.Edmund Spenser
Ay me, how many perils doe enfoldThe righteous man to make him daily fall!Edmund Spenser
And thus of all my harvest-hope I have Nought reaped but a weedye crop of care.Edmund Spenser
Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven, shyned bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.Edmund Spenser
Divine Tobacco.Edmund Spenser
At last, the golden orientall gate Of greatest heaven gan to open fayre, And Phœbus, fresh as brydegrome to his mate, Came dauncing forth, shaking his dewie hayre; And hurls his glistring beams through gloomy ayre.Edmund Spenser
The paynefull smith, with force of fervent heat, The hardest yron soone doth mollify, That with his heavy sledge he can it beat, And fashion it to what he it list apply.Edmund Spenser
Like as a feareful partridge, that is fledd From the sharpe hauke which her attacked neare, And falls to ground to seeke for succor theare, Whereas the hungry spaniells she does spye, With greedy jawes her ready for to teare.Edmund Spenser
So passeth, in the passing of a day, Of mortal life, the leaf, the bud, the flower; No more doth flourish after first decay, That erst was sought to deck both bed and bower Of many a lady and many a paramour. Gather therefore the rose whilst yet in prime, For soon comes age that will her pride deflower. Gather the rose of love whilst yet in time, Whilst loving thou mayst loved be with equal crime.Edmund Spenser
Through knowledge we behold the world's creation, How in his cradle first he fostered was; And judge of Nature's cunning operation, How things she formed of a formless mass.Edmund Spenser
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