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Faerie Queen (Books I to III)


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Publisher:Everyman Paperbacks, 1991



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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Excerpt: ... To see two knights, in travell on my way, (A sory sight) arraung'd in batteill new, Both breathing vengeaunce, both of wrathfull hew. My feareful flesh did tremble at their strife, To see their blades so greedily imbrew, That, dronke with blood, yet thristed after life: What more? the Kedcrosse knight was slain with Paynim knife.' XXXIX Ah! dearest Lord,' (quoth she) 'how might that bee, And he the stoutest knight that ever wonne?' 'Ah ! dearest dame,' (quoth hee) ' how might I see The thing that might not be, and yet was donne?' 'Where is,' (said Satyrane) 'that Paynims sonne, That him of life, and us of joy, hath refte?' 'Not far away,' (quoth he) 'he hence doth wonne,1 Foreby a fountaine, where I late him lefte Washing his bloody wounds, that through the Steele were cleft.' XL Therewith the knight thenee marched forth in hast, Whiles Una, with huge heavinesse opprest, Could not for sorrow follow him so fast; And soone he came, as he the place had ghest, Whereas that Pagan proud him selfe did rest In secret shadow by a fountaine side: Even he it was, that earst would have supprest Faire Una; whom when Satyrane espide, With foule reprochfull words he boldly him defide. 1 wonne, dwell. XLI And said; 'Arise, thou cursed Miscreaunt, That hast with knightlesse guile, and trecherous train, Faire knighthood fowly shamed, and doest vaunt That good knight of the Redcrosse to have slain: Arise, and with like treason now maintain Thy guilty wrong, or els thee guilty yield.' The Sarazin, this hearing, rose amain,1 And, catching up in hast his three-square 2 shield And shining helmet, soone him buckled to the field. XLII And, drawing nigh him, said; " Ah! misbora Elfe, In evill houre thy foes thee hither sent Anothers wrongs to wreak upon thy .selfe: Yet ill thou blamest me for having bl...

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