Philomorus: A Brief Examination of the Latin Poems of Sir Thomas More

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W. Pickering, 1842 - 78 pages

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Page 30 - I find His Grace my very good lord indeed, and I believe he doth as singularly favour me as any subject within this Realm; howbeit, son Roper, I may tell thee I have no cause to be proud thereof, for if my head would win him a castle in France (for then there was war between us), it should not fail to go.
Page 35 - One lesson, shepherd, let us two divide, Taught both by what she shows, and what conceals • Never to blend our pleasure or our pride With sorrow of the meanest thing that feels.
Page 19 - Duke of Somerset ; her mother was called Margaret, right noble as well in manners as in blood, to whom she was a very daughter in all noble manners, for she was bounteous and liberal to every person of her knowledge or acquaintance.
Page 2 - Take it and leave me." And the blushing Maid, Who through the streets as through a desert strayed ; And, when her dear, dear Father passed along, Would not be held— but, bursting through the throng, Halberd and battle-axe — kissed him o'er and o'er ; Then turned and went — then sought him as before, Believing she should see his face no more...
Page 39 - Crimeless, my heart you stole in life's soft prime, And still possess that heart without a crime. Pure was the love which in my youth prevailed, And age would keep it pure, if honour failed. O may the gods, who, five long lustres...
Page 38 - mid cold ashes rears it's languid head; So thou, though changed (ah changed indeed!) to view, Kindlest the love, that once was thine, anew. Now on my memory breaks that happy day, When first I saw thee with thy mates at play: On thy white neck the flaxen ringlet lies, With snow thy cheek, thy lip with roses vies. Thine eyes, twin stars, with arrowy radiance shine, And pierce and sink into my heart through mine. Struck as with heaven's own...
Page 34 - ... to their patriotism, to diminish the evils of absenteeism among Irish landowners. He compelled by legal process many clergymen of the Established Church, who had been accustomed to spend their time in England or abroad, to reside upon their benefices. His views on the subject of national education were in advance of the age in which he lived.* It is evident likewise that of the real state of parties in Ireland, and of the steps to be taken, with a view gradually to soften down its bitterness,...
Page 13 - EPIGRAMMATA," though much admired in their day, not only in England, but all over Europe, are now only inspected by the curious, who wish to know how the Latin language was cultivated in the reign of Henry VII. The collection in its present form was printed at Basle from a manuscript supplied by Erasmus, consisting of detached copies made by various friends, without his authority or sanction. His own opinion of their merits is thus given in one of his epistles to Erasmus : " I was never much delighted...

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