The second Booke
of the Faerie Queene.
The Legend of Guyon.
RIghtRight well I wote most mighty SoueraineSoveraine,
That all this famous
Of some th’aboundance
of an ydle braine
Will iudgedjudged be, and painted forgery,
Rather 1.5. then: thanthenthan matter of iustjust memory,
Sith none, that breatheth , does
Where is that happy land of Faery,
Which I so much doe vaunt, yet no where show,
But vouch , which can know.
But let that man with
That of the world least part to vsus is :
And daily how through hardy enterprize,
Many great Regions are discouereddiscovered,
Which to late age were neuernever
Who euerever heard of th’?
Or who in venturous vessell measured
now found trewtrew?true?
Or who did euerever
Yet all these were when no man did them
Yet hauehave from wisest ages hidden beenebeene:
He wõderwonder would much more, yet such to some appeare.appeare
And thouthenthou, O Princesse vnderunder
The which O pardon me thus to enfold
In and wrap in
That feeble eyes your glory may behold,behold
could not endure those beames bright,bright
But would bee dazled with exceeding light;lightlight.
O pardon and vouchsafe with patient eare
aduenturesadventures of this faery knight
The good Sir gratiously to heare,heare
In whom great of Temp’raunce .