The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia: Examined and Discussed by the Late Edward George Harman, C. B. (With a Chapter on Thomas Lodge)

C. Palmer, 1924 - 233 páginas
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Argument for Sir Frances Bacon's authorship of the novel.

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Página 149 - Pardon thy shepheard, mongst so many layes As he hath sung of thee in all his dayes, To make one minime of thy poore handmayd, And underneath thy feete to place her prayse ; That when thy glory shall be farre displayd To future age, of her this mention may be made !
Página 208 - The English nation, in the time of Shakespeare, was yet struggling to emerge from barbarity. The philology of Italy had been transplanted hither in the reign of Henry the Eighth ; and the learned languages had been successfully cultivated by Lilly, Linacer, and More ; by Pole, Cheke, and Gardiner ; and afterwards by Smith, Clerk, Haddon, and Ascham.
Página 222 - I know, says he, the performances of his youth, as they were the most vigorous^ were the best. But the power of nature is only the power of using to any certain purpose the materials which diligence procures, or opportunity supplies. Nature gives no man knowledge, and, when images are collected by study and experience, can only assist in combining or applying them.
Página 146 - So hie her thoughts as she her selfe have place, And loath each lowly thing with loftie eie. Yet so much grace let her vouchsafe to grant To simple swaine, sith her I may not love: Yet that I may her honour paravant, And praise her worth, though far my wit above.
Página 7 - Ladies house, sister to my maister, who had with her, her onely daughter, the faire Parthenia ;~~faire in deede (fame I thinke it selfe daring not to call any fayrer, if it be not Helena queene of Corinth, and the two incomparable sisters of Arcadia) and that which made her fairenesse much the fayrer, was, that it was but a faire embassadour of a most faire minde...
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Página 8 - For being witnes to it selfe of his owne inward good, it findes nothing without it of so high a price, for which it should be altered. Even the very countenaunce and behaviour of such a man doth shew forth Images of the same constancy, by maintaining a right harmonic betwixt it and the inward good, in yeelding it selfe sutable to the vertuous resolution of the minde.
Página 89 - In sum, a young head, not so well stayed as I would it were (and shall be when God will), having many many fancies begotten in it, if it had not been in some way delivered would have grown a monster, and more sorry might I be that they came in than that they gat out.

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