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THE

WORKS

EDMUND SPENSER.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

WITH THE

PRINCIPAL ILLUSTRATIONS

or

VARIOUS COMMENTATORS

VOLUME THE FOURTH.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON, T. PAYNE,

CADELL AND DAVIES, AND R. H. EVANS.
.

1805. .

144425

COLLEGE

Bye and Law, Printers, St. John's Square, Clerkenwell.

CONTENTS

The second Book of the Faerie Queene, Canto VIII

-XII - - - - -

The thirde Booke of the Faerie Queene, Canto I

-VIII - - - - -

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THE SECOND BOOK OF

THE FAERIE QUEENE

CANTO VIII.

Sir Guyon, layd in swowne, is by

Acrates fonnes despoyld;
Whom Arthure foone hath reskewed,

And Paynim brethren foyld.

AND is there care in heaven? And is there

love In heavenly spirits to these creatures bace, That may compassion of their evils move ? There is :-else much more wretched were

the cace Of men then beasts: But 0 ! th’exceeding

grace

I. 1. And is there care in heaven? And is there love &c.] These fine-turned verses must be felt by every one, that knows the least thing belonging to the power of words and dignity of fentiment.— And, in the beginning of a sentence, is expreflive of passion; sometimes of admiration, sometimes too of indignation. UPTON,

VOL. IV.

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