The Faerie Queene, Book Two, 4. kötet

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Hackett Publishing, 2006 - 288 oldal
From its opening scenes--in which the hero refrains from fighting a duel, then discovers that his horse has been stolen—Book Two of The Faerie Queene redefines the nature of heroism and of chivalry. Its hero is Sir Guyon, the knight of Temperance, whose challenges frequently take the form of temptations. Accompanied by a holy Palmer in place of a squire, Guyon struggles to subdue himself as well as his enemies.  His adventures lead up to a climactic encounter with the arch-temptress Acrasia in her Bower of Bliss, which provides the occasion for some of Spenser's most sensuous verse. With its mixture of chivalric romance, history, and moral allegory, Book Two succeeds in presenting an exuberant exploration of the virtue of self-restraint.

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Books one and five (two, three, and four are coming later-figure that one out) of Spenser's opus get the red-carpet treatment. Each volume has an introduction, annotations, bibliography, glossary to ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Dedication
2
Proem
3
Canto One
5
Canto Two
24
Canto Three
39
Canto Four
54
Canto Five
69
Canto Six
82
Canto Ten
157
Canto Eleven
182
Canto Twelve
197
The Letter to Raleigh
225
The Life of Edmund Spenser
229
Textual Notes
232
Glossary
236
Index of Characters
239

Canto Seven
98
Canto Eight
119
Canto Nine
137
Bibliography
240
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xxv. oldal - ... our sage and serious poet Spenser, whom I dare be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas...
xxvii. oldal - Half-hidden, like a mermaid in seaweed, Pensive awhile she dreams awake, and sees In fancy, fair St. Agnes in her bed, But dares not look behind, or all the charm is fled.
xxvi. oldal - In the afternoon they came unto a land In which it seemed always afternoon. All round the coast the languid air did swoon, Breathing like one that hath a, weary dream. Full-faced above the valley stood the moon ; And like a downward smoke, the slender stream Along the cliff to fall and pause and fall did seem. A land of streams ! some, like a downward smoke, Slow-dropping veils of thinnest lawn, did go; And some thro' wavering lights and shadows broke, Rolling a slumbrous sheet of foam below.
226. oldal - I doe otherwise shadow her. For considering she beareth two persons, the one of a most royall Queene or Empresse, the other of a most vertuous and beautifull Lady, this latter part in some places I doe expresse in Belphcebe, fashioning her name according to your owne excellent conceipt of Cynthia, (Phoebe and Cynthia being both names of Diana...
226. oldal - Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised...
119. oldal - O ! th" exceeding grace Of highest God that loves his creatures so, And all his works with mercy doth embrace, That blessed Angels he sends to and fro, To serve to wicked man, to serve his wicked foe...
226. oldal - To some, I know, this Methode will seeme displeasaunt, which had rather have good discipline delivered plainly in way of precepts, or sermoned at large, as they use, then thus clowdily enwrapped in Allegorioall devises.
225. oldal - The generall end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline?
85. oldal - It was a chosen plott of fertile land, Emongst wide waves sett, like a litle nest, As if it had by Natures cunning hand Bene choycely picked out from all the rest, And laid forth for ensample of the best...

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Spenser's admiration for Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales purposely gives an archaic language to his epic poetry of Christian virtues and mythology of King Arthur.

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