Excerpt: ...a te cam dos Godos.n Pol. Constancy has the first place
And resolution; and, with these, Noble must he be, discreet,
Silent, patient of disdain 320 With heart e'er open to love's
strain In passion's service to compete, But not to change and
change again. And he must be liberal, Generous exceedingly, 325
Since there is no quality That for lovers is so meet. For to a
lover avarice Is as uncongenial As would be a fire in ice 330 Or if
a picture were to be Itself and its original For his food he must
but take A mouthful barely, and with sighs, And when he asleeping
lies 335 He must still be half awake. Very gentle-mannered he,
Humane and courteous, must be And serve his lady without hope, For
he who loveth grudgingly 340 Proves himself of little scope. C.
Qual he a cousa principal porque deue ser amado? P. What his
qualities among Should most bring him love for love? P. Que seja
mui esforcado, isto he o que mais lhe val. Porque hum velho dioso,
v n feo e muyto tossegoso, v se na guerra tem boa fama com a mais
fermosa dama merece de ser ditoso. Senhores guerreyros, guerreyros
& vos senhoras guerreyras bandeyras & nao gorgueyras lauray
pera os caualeyros. Que assi nas guerras Troyas eu mesma &
minhas irmaas teciamos os estandartes bordados de todas partes Pg
31 com diuisas mui loucaas. Com cantares e alegrias dauamos nossos
colares e nossas joias a pares per essas capitanias. Renegay dos
desfiados & dos pontos enleuados destruase aquella terra dos
perros arrenegados. Oo quem vio Pantasileea com quarenta mil
donzellas, armadas como as estrellas no campo de Palomea. Pol. That
he should be brave and strong, That will his best vantage prove.
345 For a man advanced in years, Ill-favoured though be and weak,
If name famed in war he bears Even in the fairest lady's ears
Should for him his actions speak. 350 On, on ye lords, to war, to
war And ladies not as heretofore Embroider wimples for your wear
But banners for the knights to bear. For...
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Aubrey Fitz Gerald Bell
||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
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