The Arte of English Poesie

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1589
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,526 / 304 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 614
Added to site: 2005.08.04
mnybks.net#: 11234
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

reeke and Latine Poesie was by verse numerous and metricall, running vpon pleasant feete, sometimes swift, sometime slow (their words very aptly seruing that purpose) but without any rime or tunable concord in th'end of their verses, as we and all other nations now use. But the Hebrues & Chaldees who were more ancient then the Greekes, did not only use a metricall Poesie, but also with the same a maner or rime, as hath bene of late obserued by learned men. Wherby it appeareth, that our vulgar running Poesie was common to all the nations of the world besides, whom the Latines and Greekes in speciall called barbarous. So as it was notwithstanding the first and most ancient Poesie, and the most vniuersall, which two points do otherwise giue to all humane inuentions and affaires no small credit. This is proued by certificate of marchants & trauellers, who by late nauigations haue surueyed the whole world, and discouered large countries and strange peoples wild and sauage, affirming that the American, the

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Jerusalem Delivered
by Torquato Tasso
The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
by Thomas Nathaniel Orchard
Hamlet
by William Shakespeare
Cross Roads
by Margaret E. Sangster
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
Spirits in Bondage
by C.S. Lewis and Clive Hamilton
The Poetics
by Aristotle
Collected Works of Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe

See more popular titles from this genre.