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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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Chamber's Cyclopędia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers, David Patrick - English literature - 1902
...wittye or well savoured, as Poems should be? [Irenaeus answers :] Yea truly; I have caused diverse nt blood, Nor shall they now be tainted with a king's. Edw. Forgive my thought, for sweete witt and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornamentes of Poetrye : yet were they...
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The Works of Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser - 1902 - 736 pages
...they any thing witty e 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 ornanientes of\ Poetrye : yet were the}'...
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A Literary History of Ireland from Earliest Times to the Present Day

Douglas Hyde - Irish literature - 1903 - 654 pages
...compositions, or be they anything wittie or wellmannered as poems should be ? " " Yea, truly," says Spenser, " I have caused divers of them to be translated unto...understand them, and surely they savoured of sweet art and good invention, but skilled not in the goodly ornaments of poesie, yet were they sprinkled...
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Irish Literature, Volume 4

Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Douglas Hyde, Charles Welsh, Lady Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche - Authors, Irish - 1904 - 4126 pages
...they anything wittie in or well savoured as poems should be?" Spenser (as Irenaeus) answers: "Yes, truely, I have caused divers of them to be translated...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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A Short History of Ireland from the Earliest Times to 1608

Patrick Weston Joyce - Ireland - 1904 - 565 pages
...clear poetical insight, pronounced a fair criticism of the poetry of the Irish bards : — ' Yea, truly I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might 1 Calendar of Aenyua, p. 17. * Lect. on Manners and Customs, i. 167. understand them, and surely they...
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Bards of the Gael and Gall: Examples of the Poetic Literature of Erinn, Done ...

George Sigerson - English poetry - 1907 - 435 pages
...in their compositions? or bee they anything wittie or well savoured, as poemes should be ? Ircnceus. Yea truely, I have caused divers of them to be translated...surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention, . . . sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural! device, which gave good grace and comelinesse...
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Papers, Volume 3

Gaelic Society of Glasgow - Scotland - 1908
...they anything witty or well savoured as poems should be ? " And Irenseus answers him : " Yea truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto...but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; 1 yet were they sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural device which gave good grace...
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The Song Lore of Ireland: Erin's Story in Music and Verse

Redfern Mason - Folk music - 1910 - 329 pages
...bards, though he only knew their work at second hand. " Yes, truly," he says, " I have caused diverse of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them; and surely they savored of sweete witt and good invention, but skilled not of the goodlye ornamentes of poetrye; yet...
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Materials for a Study of Spenser's Theory of Fine Art

Ida Langdon, Edmund Spenser - Art in literature - 1911 - 118 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 sweet witt and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornamentes of Poetrye: yet were they sprinckled...
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Between Nations: Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell, and the Question of Britain

David Baker - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 232 pages
...Instead, as is well known, Irenius tells Eudoxus that "Yea, truly, I have caused diverse of [bardic poems] to be translated unto me, that I might understand...surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention" (75). He even summarizes one such poem at length in his own treatise, thus, as Patterson says, "recycling...
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