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" I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them, and surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their... "
The Tribes of Ireland: A Satire - Page 21
by Aengus O'Daly - 1852 - 112 pages
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Duffy's Hibernian magazine, Volumes 1-3

...licentious! io upon stcalthes and spoyles," the author of tho " Faerie Queene," however, ingenuously adds, " I have caused divers of them to be translated unto...surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention, bat skilled not' of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty flowers...
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The Celtic Records and Historic Literature of Ireland, Pages 409-469

Sir John Thomas Gilbert - Annals of the Four Masters - 1861 - 762 pages
...Europe. Spenser himself corroborates this opinion, when he says : ' I have caused divers of Irish poems to be translated unto me, that I might understand...surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention ; they are sprinkled with some pretty flowers of natural device, which gave good grace and comeliness...
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The comprehensive history of England, from the earliest period to ..., Volume 2

Charles MacFarlane - 1876
...undoubtedly were from the ancient standard, a competent critic, the author of the" Faerie Queene," says, "I have caused divers of them to be translated unto...understand them, and surely they savoured of sweet wit, and gopd invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry; yet were they sprinkled with some...
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Gems of the Cork poets, comprising the complete works of Callanan, Condon ...

Cork poets - 1883 - 510 pages
...songs of the Irish bards to be translated that he might understand them, ''and surely," he says, " they savoured of sweet wit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yea, they were sprinked with some pretty flowers of their natural device which gave good grace and...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 62

Literature - 1892
...or bee they anything wittie or well savoured as poems should be?" Spenser (as Irenaeus) answers : " Yea, truely, I have caused •divers of them to be...but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry " (rather these were lost in a prose translation) ; " they were sprinkled with some pretty flowers...
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Complete Works of Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser - 1893 - 736 pages
...they any thing wittye or well savoured, as Poems should be ? Iren. Yea truly ; I have caused diverse of them to be translated unto me that I might understand them ; and surely they savoured of sweete witt and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly oruamentcs of Poetrve : yet were they...
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Proceedings, Volume 14

Royal Institution of Great Britain - Science - 1896
...compositions ? or be they any thing witty or well-favoured, as poems should be ? " Irenseus. — Yea, truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto...me, that I might understand them ; and surely they were favoured of sweet wit, and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ;...
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Complete Works of Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser - 1897 - 736 pages
...they any thing witty e or well savoured, as Poems should be ? Irrn. Yea truly; I have caused diverse of them to be translated unto me that I might understand them ; and surelv thev savoured of sweete witt and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornamentes of...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 188

English literature - 1898
...poetry of the Irish bards, to whom when in Ireland he lii *ingularly destitute. 'I have caused diverse of them to be translated unto me that I might understand them ; and surely they savoured of sweete witt and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of Poetrye ; yet were they...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, David Patrick - Authors, English - 1901
...wittye or well savoured, as Poems should be ? [Irena;us answers :] Yea truly ; I have caused diverse ies reported of the end and death of that g sweete witt and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornamentes of Poetrye : yet were they...
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