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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 Analectic Magazine - Page 461
1814
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Irish Literature, Volume 4

Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Lady Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche - 1904 - 520 pages
...be?" Spenser (as Irenaeus) answers: "Yes, truely, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them, and surely they...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 - 1904 - 586 pages
...translated unto me, that I might 1 Calendar of Aenyua, p. 17. * Lect. on Manners and Customs, i. 167. understand them, and surely they savoured of sweet...but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry [ie they wanted the qualities that constitute great poetry] ; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty...
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AN ENGLISH PROSE MISCELLANY

JOHN MASEFIELD - 1907 - 550 pages
...favoured as poems should be ? Irenaeus. Yea, truly. I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them, and surely they...sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural derice, which gave good grace and comeliness unto them, the which it is a great pity to see so abused,...
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Bards of the Gael and Gall: Examples of the Poetic Literature of Erinn, Done ...

1907 - 498 pages
...savoured, as poemes should be ? Ircnceus. Yea truely, 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, . . . 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 - 1908 - 374 pages
...should be ? " And Irenaeus answers him : " Yea truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them, and surely they...device which gave good grace and comeliness unto them." Here is a poem of this kind addressed to the Irish in general, by the poet Angus mac Daighre O'Daly...
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Some Passages in the Early History of Classical Learning in Ireland: An ...

Dodgson Hamilton Madden - 1908 - 120 pages
...replies, in the person of Irenaeus : " Yea, truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them, and surely they...poetry : yet were they sprinkled with some pretty flowres of their own naturall device, which gave grace and comlinesse unto them." That it was the pride...
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Transactions, Volume 3

Gaelic Society of Glasgow - 1908 - 372 pages
...should be ? " And Irenseus answers him : " Yea truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them, and surely they...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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An Anthology of English Prose: (1332 to 1740)

Annie Barnett, Lucy Dale - 1912 - 268 pages
...savoured, as poemes should be? Iren. Yea truely, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them, and surely they...were they sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their naturall device which give good grace and comlinesse unto them, the which it is great pity to see so...
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A History of Irish Music

William Henry Grattan Flood - 1913 - 384 pages
...same great reward and reputation amongst them." He adds : — " I have caused divers of these [Irish] poems to be translated to me that I might understand...surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention .... sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural device, which gave good grace and comeliness...
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The Manufacture of Historical Material: An Elementary Study in the Sources ...

John Wynne Jeudwine - 1916 - 304 pages
...infamous in the mouths of all men." He has caused some of these poems to be translated for him : " and surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention,...device which gave good grace and comeliness unto them," for which in those days of artificial verse we ought to be truly thankful.1 The criticism of the bards...
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