Thursday, November 30, 2017

Prize the reality of virtue over the appearance of it

It was a goodly Swaine, and of great might, | As euer man that bloudy field did fight; | But in vaine sheows, that wont yong knights bewitch, | And courtly seruices tooke no delight, | But rather ioyd to be, then seemen sich: | For both to be and seeme to him was labour lich.

     Edmund Spenser, The faerie queene III.vii.29, of Sir Satyrane.  "sich":  such, so.  "labour lich":  identical work, according to Thomas P. Roche, Jr.

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