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(1484) Proem Great thanks, laud, and honour ought to be given unto the clerks,
poets, and historiographs that have written many noble books of wisedom of the
lives, passions, and miracles of holy saints, of histories of noble and famous acts
The generall end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble
Edmund Spenser was born in London about 1552, and died there in 1599. He
was tns greatest of the non- dramatic poets of the age of Elizabeth; and the "
For the methode of a poet historical is not such as of an historiographer. For an
historiographer discourseth of af- fayres orderly as they were donne, accounting
as well the times as the actions; but a poet thrusteth into the middest, even where
(1700) '^T^IS with a poet, as with a man who designs to build, I and is very exact,
as he supposes, in casting up the J- cost beforehand; but, generally speaking, he
is mistaken in his account, and reckons short of the expense he first intended.
Having done with Ovid for this time, it came into my mind that our old English poet
, Chaucer, in many things resembled him, and that with no disadvantage on the
side of the modern author, as I shall endeavor to prove when I compare them; ...
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