The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Vol. 5 Of 9: With the Life of the Author, and the Critical Remarks of Hughes, Spence, Warton, Upton, and Hurd (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Vol. 5 of 9: With the Life of the Author, and the Critical Remarks of Hughes, Spence, Warton, Upton, and Hurd

VI. And eke the Bull hath with his bow-bent home So hardly butted those two twinnes of love, That they have crusht the Crab, and quight him Into the great Nemman Lion's grove. (home So now all range and do at random ton Out of their proper places farre away, And all this world with them amisse doe move, And all his creatures from their course astray Till they arrive at their last ruinous decay. Vtr. Ne is that same great glorious lampe of light, That doth enlumine all these lesser l'yres, better ease, ne keepes his course more right, is misesried with the other spheres For since the terme of fourteen hundred yeres, That learned Ptolomsne his hight did take, He is declyned from that marke of theirs high thirtie minutes to the southerne lakes That makes me fears in time he will as quite for mi (salts. And lite thae Egyptian wisard s old (which in star-read were wont have best insight), Faith may be given, it is by them told That since the time thej first took e the sunnes hight, Foure times his place he shifted hath in sight, And twice hath risen where he now doth west, And wested twiss where he ought rise aright.

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