Godfrey of Bulloigne, Or: The Recovery of Jerusalem, Bände 1-2


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Seite 30 - Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds of peace, high triumphs hold, With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace whom all commend.
Seite 39 - Muse employ'd her Tasso's art ! How have I trembled, when at Tancred's stroke, Its gushing blood the gaping cypress pour'd ! When each live plant with mortal accents spoke, And the wild blast...
Seite 38 - Spenser and Fairfax both flourished in the reign of Queen Elizabeth ; great masters in our language, and who saw much farther into the beauties of our numbers than those who immediately followed them.
Seite 129 - Of many a lady late, and paramour; So, in the passing of a day, doth pass The bud and blossom of the life of man, *° Nor e'er doth flourish more, but like the grass Cut down, becometh withered, pale and wan.
Seite 96 - Nor yet by help of devil or aid from hell I do this uncouth work and wond'rous feat; The Lord forbid I use or charm or spell To raise foul Dis from his infernal seat ; But of all herbs, of every spring and well, The hidden power I know and virtue great, And all that kind hath hid from mortal sight...
Seite 39 - Believed the magic wonders which he sung ! Hence, at each sound, imagination glows! Hence, at each picture, vivid life starts here ! Hence his warm lay with softest sweetness flows ! Melting it flows, pure, murmuring, strong, and clear, And fills the impassion'd heart, and wins the harmonious ear!
Seite 175 - And not revenge by battle and by fight? The Norway prince hath bought his folly dear, But who with words could stay the angry knight? A fool is he that comes to preach or prate, When men with swords their right and wrong debate. "And where you wish he should himself submit To hear the censure of your upright laws, Alas! that cannot be, for he is flit Out of this camp, withouten stay or pause.
Seite 176 - Whereso he stepp'd, it seem'd the joyful ground Renew'd the verdure of her flowery weed; A fountain here, a well-spring there he found; Here bud the roses, there the lilies spread ; The aged wood o'er and about him round...
Seite 129 - Jerusalem is seated on two hills Of height unlike, and turned side to side, The space between a gentle valley fills, From mount to mount expansed fair and wide; Three sides are sure...
Seite 39 - ... families. Spenser more than once insinuates, that the soul of Chaucer was transfused into his body ; and that he was begotten by him two hundred years after his decease. Milton has acknowledged to me, that Spenser was his original ; and many besides myself have heard our famous Waller own, that he derived the harmony of his numbers from Godfrey of Bulloigne, which was turned into English by Mr. Fairfax.

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