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Elizabethan verse and prose (non-dramatic) selected and edited by George Rueben Potter ...

Elizabethan verse and prose (non-dramatic) selected and edited by George Rueben Potter ...
Potter, George Reuben, 1895-1954,
New York, H. Holt and company [1939]

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  • Sonnets. The long love that is my thought doth harber ; Farewell, love, and all thy laws forever ; I find no peace, and all my war is done ; My galley chargëd with forgetfulness ; Like to these unmeasurable mountains ; Divers doth use, as I have heard and know ; Unstable dream, according to the place / Sir Thomas Wyatt -- Miscellaneous poems. Madame, withouten many words ; My lute, awake! Perform the last ; And wilt thou leave me thus? ; Forget not yet the tried intent ; Blame not my lute, for he must sound ; Alas, Madame, for stealing of a kiss ; The furious gonne, in his raging ire ; A face that should content me wonders well / Sir Thomas Wyatt -- Satire, addressed to John Poins ; What should I say / Sir Thomas Wyatt.
  • The soote season, that bud and bloom forth brings ; Love, that doth reign and live within my thought ; From Tuscan came my lady's worthy race ; The sun hath twice brought forth the tender green ; Brittle beauty, that nature made so frail ; Wyatt resteth here, that quick could never rest ; Martial, the things for to attain ; from The translation of the Aeneid, book 2 / Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey -- The aged lover renounceth love / Thomas, Lord Vaux -- from Five hundred points of good husbandry. The ladder to thrift ; A description of the properties of winds all the times of the year ; Christmas husbandly fare / Thomas Tusser -- from The steel glass. Passage on the plowman, and Epilogus / George Gascoigne -- from The posies. The lullaby of a lover ; The introduction to the Psalm of de profundis ; De profundis / George Gascoigne -- The induction to The mirror for magistrates / Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset -- Amantium irae amoris redintegratio est / Richard Edwards -- Out of sight, out of mind / Barnabe Googe -- Fair fools ; What shepherd can express / Edward Devere, Earl of Oxford -- In the merry month of May ; Who can live in heart so glad ; On a hill there grows a flower / Nicholas Breton -- My mind to me a kingdom is / Sir Edward Dyer -- from The shepherd's calendar : August / Edmund Spenser -- Amoretti : sonnets 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 16, 18, 26, 33, 34, 42, 46, 63, 64, 67, 70, 75, 79, 80, 81, 84 ; Epithalamion ; Prothalamion / Edmund Spenser -- from Astrophel and Stella. Sonnets complete ; Songs 4, 8, 11 / Sir Philip Sidney -- Song from Arcadia ; Ring out your bells, let mourning shows be spread ; Thou blind man's mark, thou fool's self-chosen snare ; Leave me, O love, which reachest but to dust ; Who hath his fancy pleased / Sir Philip Sidney -- Of his Cynthia ; Caelica : sonnet 16 / Sir Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke -- from Mustapha. Chorus sacerdotum / Sir Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke -- from Poems of monarchy : stanza 513 / Sir Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke.
  • from Campaspe. Apelles' song ; What bird so sings, yet so does wail? / John Lyly -- from Midas. Pan's song ; Sing to Apollo, god of day / John Lyly -- from Endymion. The third song by fairies / John Lyly -- from Albion's England. Book 3, chapter 17 / William Warner -- Verses written in the tower the night before his execution, 1586 / Chidiock Tichborne -- from Phyllis. Sonnet 13 ; The earth, late choked with showers / Thomas Lodge -- from Rosalind. Rosalind's madrigal ; Rosalind's description / Thomas Lodge -- from The arraignment of Paris. Fair and fair, and twice so fair / George Peele -- from David and Bethsabe. Bethsabe's song / George Peele -- from The old wive's tale. Whenas the rye reach to the chin / George Peele -- His golden locks time hath to silver turned / George Peele -- from Farewell to folly. Maesia's song / Robert Greene -- from Philomela, the Lady Fitzwater's nightingale. Philomela's ode that she sung in her arbor / Robert Greene -- from Greene's mourning garment. The shepherd's wife's song / Robert Greene -- from Menaphon. Menaphon's song ; Sephestia's song to her child / Robert Greene -- Songs from Summer's last will and testament. Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant king ; Autumn hath all the summer's fruitful treasure ; Adieu, farewell, earth's bliss / Thomas Nashe -- The passionate shepherd to his love / Christopher Marlowe -- from Hero and Leander. First sestiad, abridged ; Passage from the second sestiad / Christopher Marlowe -- from Licia. Sonnet 47 / Giles Fletcher (the elder) -- An ode : Love, I repent me that I thought / Giles Fletcher (the elder) -- If Jove himself be subject unto love / Thomas Watson -- A delectable dream / Humphrey Gifford -- Diaphenia, like the daffadowndilly ; To Sir Philip Sidney's soul / Henry Constable.
  • Sonnets, to Idea. Introductory sonnet, from edition of 1594 : To the dear child of the muses and his ever kind Maecenas, Master Anthony Cooke, Esquire ; From edition of 1599 : sonnet 2, To the reader of his poems, and sonnets 3, 22, 43 ; From edition of 1602 : sonnet 12, To lunacy, and sonnets 27, 41 ; From edition of 1619 : sonnets 1, 6, 61 / Michael Drayton -- To his coy love : a canzonet / Michael Drayton -- from The shepherds' garland. Gorbo, as thou cam'st this way / Michael Drayton -- from The shepherds' sirena. Near to the silver Trent / Michael Drayton -- Nymphidia, the court of fairy ; Ode : to the Virginian voyage ; Ode : to the Cambro-Britons and their harp, his ballad of Agincourt ; To my most dearly loved friend Henry Reynolds, Esquire, of poets and poesy / Michael Drayton -- from Polyolbion. The nineteenth song / Michael Drayton.
  • Sonnets to Delia : 11, 25, 30, 39, 41, 54, 55 / Samuel Daniel -- from Hymen's triumph. Love is a sickness full of woes / Samuel Daniel -- To the Lady Margaret, Countess of Cumberland ; The complaint of Rosamond, abridged ; from The history of the civil wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster : seven stanzas from beginning of Book I / Samuel Daniel -- Musophilus : containing a general defence of all learning / Samuel Daniel -- Beauty sat bathing by a spring / Anthony Munday -- Parthenophil and Parthenophe. Sonnets 31, 66 / Barnaby Barnes -- Fidessa, more chaste than kind. Sonnets 16, 23, 62 / Bartholomew Griffin -- Coelia. Sonnet 15, Echo, and sonnet 19 / William Percy -- Were I as base as is the lowly plain ; The fruits of a clear conscience / Joshua Sylvester.
  • Anonymous lyrics, and lyrics of uncertain authorship. Back and side go bare, go bare / Still? or Stevenson? -- Maids and widows -- Am not I in blessëd case -- Love me little, love me long -- Fain would I have a pretty thing -- A new courtly sonnet of the Lady Greensleeves -- A nosegay always sweet / William Hunnis? -- While that the sun with his beams hot -- Beauty, alas, where wast thou born / Lodge? or Greene? -- My flocks feed not, my ewes breed not / Barnfield? -- Brown is my love, but graceful -- Come, little babe, come, silly soul / Nicholas Breton? -- I saw my lady weep -- Art thou poor, yet hast thou golden slumbers? ; Golden slumbers kiss your eyes / Dekker? -- Phyllida's love call to her Corydon, and his replying -- A nymph's disdain of love -- Crabbëd age and youth ; Fair is my love, but not so fair as fickle / Shakespeare? -- The nut-brown ale, the nut-brown ale / Marston? -- How should I your true love know -- Tomorrow is Saint Valentine's day -- And will a' not come again? / Shakespeare? -- Willow, willow, willow -- Phillida flouts me -- Absence, hear thou my protestation / Donne? -- Weep you no more, sad fountains -- My love in her attire doth show her wit -- Sister, awake! Close not your eyes -- The silver swan -- There is a lady sweet and kind -- We be three poor mariners.
  • Venus and Adonis, abridged / William Shakespeare -- from The rape of Lucrece. Lucrece's complaint to time / William Shakespeare -- Sonnets 2, 12, 18, 25, 29, 30, 33, 35, 55, 60, 64, 66, 71, 73, 87, 98, 106, 110, 116, 130, 138, 144 / William Shakespeare.
  • Songs from the plays. from Love's labor's lost. If she be made of white and red ; When daisies pied and violets blue ; When icicles hang by the wall / William Shakespeare -- from Two gentlemen of Verona. Who is Silvia? What is she? / William Shakespeare -- from A midsummer-night's dream. Over hill, over dale ; You spotted snakes with double tongue ; Now the hungry lion roars / William Shakespeare -- from The merchant of Venice. Tell me where is fancy bred / William Shakespeare -- from Much ado about nothing. Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more ; Pardon, goddess of the night / William Shakespeare -- from As you like it. Under the greenwood tree ; Blow, blow, thou winter wind! ; What shall he have that killed the deer? ; It was a lover and his lass / William Shakespeare -- from Twelfth night. O mistress mine, where are you roaming? ; Come away, come away, death ; I am gone, sir ; When that I was and a little tiny boy / William Shakespeare -- from Measure for measure. Take, oh, take those lips away / William Shakespeare -- from Macbeth. Thrice the brinded cat hath mewed / William Shakespeare -- from Antony and Cleopatra. Come, thou monarch of the vine / William Shakespeare -- from Cymbeline. Hark, hark! The lark at heaven's gate sings ; Fear no more the heat o' the sun / William Shakespeare -- from The winter's tale. When daffodils begin to peer ; Lawn as white as driven snow / William Shakespeare -- from The tempest. Come unto these yellow sands ; Full fathom five thy father lies ; Where the bee sucks, there suck I / William Shakespeare.
  • The world's a bubble, and the life of man / Sir Francis Bacon -- from The translation of Homer's Iliad. The third book ; from The translation of Homer's Odyssey. Passage from the twelfth book / George Chapman -- from A book of airs, 1601. My sweetest Lesbia, let us live and love ; I care not for these ladies ; When to her lute Corinna sings ; Thou art not fair, for all thy red and white ; When the god of merry love ; The man of life upright ; Hark, all you ladies that do sleep ; When thou must home to shades of underground / Thomas Campion -- from Two books of airs. Book I. Author of light, revive my dying sprite ; Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore ; As by the streams of Babylon ; Jack and Joan they think no ill / Thomas Campion -- from Two books of airs. Book 2. Give beauty all her right / Thomas Campion -- from The third and fourth book of airs. Book 3. Now winter nights enlarge ; Thrice toss these oaken ashes in the air ; Fire, fire, fire, fire! ; Never love unless you can / Thomas Campion -- from The third and fourth book of airs. Book 4. There is a garden in her face / Thomas Campion -- Verses from Observations in the art of English poesie. Rose-cheeked Laura, come / Thomas Campion.
  • Go and catch a falling star (song) ; The indifferent ; The flea ; The good-morrow ; Woman's constancy ; Love's infiniteness ; The canonization ; The dream ; Love's deity ; Sweetest love, I do not go (song) ; Community ; Love's exchange ; Love's alchemy ; The bait ; The computation ; The apparition ; A valediction : forbidding mourning ; The funeral ; The relic ; The ecstasy ; Holy sonnets : 1, 5, 9, 14 ; A hymn to God the Father ; Hymn to God, my God, in my sickness ; Upon Mr. Thomas Coryat's crudities ; Satire III ; Elegy 5 (His picture) ; Elegy 7 ; Elegy 9 (The Autumnal) ; Elegy on the death of Lady Markham ; To Mr. S.B. / John Donne -- Virgidemiarium : satires. Book I. Prologue ; Satire 3 ; Satire 6 / Joseph Hall -- Virgidemiarium : satires. Book III. Satire I / Joseph Hall -- from The scourge of villainy. In lectores prorsus indignos / John Marston -- from The shoemaker's holiday. The first three-man's song (Oh the month of May, the merry month of May) ; The second three-man's song (Cold's the wind, and wet's the rain) / Thomas Dekker -- from Old fortunatus. Fortune smiles, cry holiday! / Thomas Dekker -- As it fell upon a day / Richard Barnfield -- from The rape of Lucrece. Pack, clouds, away, and welcome day / Thomas Heywood -- from The fair maid of the exchange. Ye little birds that sit and sing. / Thomas Heywood -- The shepherd's description of love ; Reply to Marlowe's The passionate shepherd to his love ; Sir Walter Raleigh's pilgrimage ; As you came from the Holy Land ; The lie ; Sir Walter Raleigh the night before his death ; Sir W. Raleigh on the snuff of a candle the night before he died / Sir Walter Raleigh.
  • Epigrams. On my first daughter ; To John Donne ; On Margaret Ratcliffe ; On my first son ; To Lucy, Countess of Bedford, with Master Donne's satires ; To John Donne ; Inviting a friend to supper ; An epitaph on Salathiel Pavy, a child of Queen Elizabeth's chapel ; Epitaph on Elizabeth, L.H. / Ben Jonson -- The forest. Song, To Celia (Come, my Celia, let us prove) ; To the same (Kiss me, sweet. The wary lover) ; Song, That women are but men's shadows ; Song, To Celia (Drink to me only with thine eyes) ; Epode ; To heaven / Ben Jonson -- Underwoods : consisting of divers poems. A celebration of Charis, in ten lyric pieces. His excuse for loving ; How he saw her ; What he suffered ; Her triumph ; His discourse with Cupid ; Claiming a second kiss by desert ; Begging another, on color of mending the former ; Urging her of a promise ; Her man described by her own dictamen ; Another lady's exception, present at the hearing / Ben Jonson -- Miscellaneous poems. The hour-glass ; My picture, left in Scotland ; On the portrait of Shakespeare, to the reader ; To the memory of my beloved master William Shakespeare, and what he hath left us ; An ode to himself (Where dost thou careless lie) ; A fit of rhyme against rhyme ; An execration upon Vulcan ; An epistle, answering to one that asked to be sealed of the Tribe of Ben / Ben Jonson -- A Pindaric ode : to the immortal memory and friendship of that noble pair, Sir Lucius Cary and Sir H. Morison ; Song, from Epicoene, or, The silent woman (Still to be neat, still to be dressed) / Ben Jonson -- from Cynthia's revels. Hymn to Diana / Ben Jonson -- Ode : to himself (Come, leave the loathëd stage) / Ben Jonson -- from The masque of queens. Third charm (The owl is abroad, the bat, and the toad) / Ben Jonson -- Leges conviviales ; Rules for the tavern academy, translation of Leges conviviales ; Verses placed over the door at the entrance into the Apollo / Ben Jonson.
  • from his translation of Baldassare Castiglione's The Courtier (Il Cortegiano). Passage from the first book ; Bembo's discourse on Platonic love, in the fourth book / Sir Thomas Hoby -- from The acts and monuments of the church (Foxe's book of martyrs). The words and behavior of the Lady Jane (Grey) upon the scaffold ; Account of the life and martyrdom of John Bradford, abridged ; The behavior of Dr. Ridley and Master Latimer, at the time of their death, which was the sixteenth of October, 1555 / John Foxe -- from Toxophilus. Preface : To all gentlemen and yeomen of England ; Passages from the first and second books / Roger Ascham -- from The schoolmaster. A preface to the reader ; The first book for the youth / Roger Ascham -- Euphues : the anatomy of wit, abridged. from Euphues and his England. To the ladies and gentlewomen of England, John Lyly wisheth what they would ; To the gentlemen readers / John Lyly -- from The school of abuse : dedication, and selected passages / Stephen Gosson -- from Arcadia. Dedication ; Book I, chapter 1 ; Book I, chapter 2 ; Book I, chapter 3 ; Book I, chapter 4 ; Book I, chapter 12, abridged ; Book I, chapter 13, abridged ; Book 3, chapter 8 / Sir Philip Sidney -- The defence of poesy / Sir Philip Sidney -- from A view of the state of Ireland : passage concerning the Irish bards / Edmund Spenser -- A report of the truth of the fight about the Isles of Açores this last summer betwixt the Revenge, one of Her Majesty's ships, and an armada of the King of Spain / Sir Walter Raleigh -- from A notable discovery of Cosenage. The art of cony-catching, abridged / Robert Greene -- from A groat's worth of wit, bought with a million of repentance. Section addressed to those gentlemen his quondam acquaintance, that spend their wits in making plays / Robert Greene -- from The repentance of Robert Greene Master of Arts. The life and death of Robert Greene Master of Arts / Robert Greene -- Greene's letter to his wife written near his death / Robert Greene -- from Pierce penniless his supplication to the devil. Passage in defence of poetry and in defence of plays / Thomas Nashe -- from The unfortunate traveler, or, The life of Jack Wilton. First episode, and passage concerning Jack's travels with the Earl of Surrey / Thomas Nashe.
  • from The gentle craft. Saint Hugh, slightly abridged / Thomas Deloney -- from Of the laws of ecclesiastical polity. The first book, sections 1, 2, 3 / Richard Hooker -- The voyagers. from Richard Hakluyt's The principal navigations, voyages, traffics, and discoveries of the English nation -- Sir John Hawkin's second voyage to the West Indies, abridged -- from Purchas his pilgrims. Book 3, chapter 5 : The third voyage (of William Barents) northward to the kingdoms of Cathaia and China, in anno 1596, abridged -- from Sir Francis Drake revived, calling upon this dull and effeminate age to follow his noble steps for gold and silver : accounts of an unsuccessful and a successful expedition against the Spaniards, for treasure, on the isthmus of Panama -- Translations from the Bible. The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5, according to : Tyndale's translation, 1534 ; Great Bible, 1539 ; Geneva Bible, 1560 ; Bishops' Bible, 1572 ; Rheims-Douay translation, 1582 ; Authorized (King James) version, 1611 -- from his translation of Don Anthony of Guevara's The dial of princes. Book 3, chapter 48 : That princes and noble men ought to remember that they are mortal and must die, where are sundry notable consolations against the feat of death / Sir Thomas North -- from his translation of Plutarch's The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans. Passages from The life of Marcus Antonius, concerning Antonius and Cleopatra / Sir Thomas North.
  • from Paradoxès and problems. Paradoxès. A defence of women's inconstancy ; That nature is our worst guide ; That a wise man is known by much laughing / John Donne -- from Paradoxès and problems. Problems. Why Puritans make long sermons? ; Why hath the common opinion afforded women souls? ; Why doth not gold soil the fingers? ; Why are statesmen most incredulous? / John Donne -- from Essays or counsels, civil and moral. Of truth ; Of death ; Of revenge ; Of adversity ; Of simulation and dissimulation ; Of marriage and single life ; Of love ; Of great place ; Of boldness ; Of atheism ; Of superstition ; Of wisdom for a man's self ; Of friendship ; Of plantations ; Of masques and triumphs ; Of beauty ; Of gardens ; Of studies / Sir Francis Bacon -- from The proficience and advancement of learning, divine and human. Part of Book I, and passages from Book 2 / Sir Francis Bacon -- Letter to Lord Burghley, written in 1592 / Sir Francis Bacon.
  • from the translation of Montaigne's essays. Book I, chapter 25 : Of the institution and education of children, to the Lady Diana of Foix, Countess of Gurson, abridged / John Florio -- from The gull's hornbook. Chapter 6, How a gallant should behave himself in a play-house ; Chapter 7, How a gallant should behave himself in a tavern ; Chapter 8, How a gallant is to behave himself passing through the city, at all hours of the night, and how to pass by any watch / Thomas Dekker.
  • Appendix: From Devotions upon emergent occasions / John Donne -- From Timber: or, discoveries: made upon men and matter: as they have flowed out of his daily readings; or had their reflux to his peculiar notion of the times / Ben Jonson.
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