Author: Peacham, Henry, ?? Title: The compleat gentleman fashioning him absolute in the most necessary & commendable qualities concerning. Peacham’s Compleat Gentleman, has 1 rating and 0 reviews. This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint. Herbert E. Cory: “In the tenth chapter of his Compleat Gentleman () Henry Peacham pointed out the value of the study of poetry and closed his review of.

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His Tragedies are loftie, the stile pure, his Epigrams not to be mended, save heere and there according to his Genius too broad and bitter. Open Preview See a Problem? Alphonso Ferabosco the father, while he lived, for judgment and depth of skill, as also his son yet living was inferior to none; what he did was most elaborate and profound, and pleasing enough in Aire, though Master Thomas Morley censureth him otherwise.

To deliver you my opinion, whom among other Authors you should imitate and allow for the best, there being so many equally good, is somewhat difficult; yet as in the rest herein you shall have my opinion. But I dare to affirm, there is no one Science in the world, that so affecteth the free and generous Spirit, with a more delightfull and inoffensive recreation, or better disposeth the mind to what is commendable and virtuous In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.

For delicious Aire and sweet Invention in Madrigals, Luca Marenzio excelleth all other whosoever, having published more Sets than any Author else whosoever; and to say truth, hath not an ill Song, though sometime an over-sight which might be the printer’s fault of two eights, or fiftes escapt him; as between the Tenor and Base in the last close, of I must depart all haplesse: In the time of Edwart the sixth lived Sternhold, whom King Henry his father, a little before had made groome of his Chamber, for turning certaine of Davids Psalmes into verse: Plato calleth it A divine and heavenly practice, profitable for the seeking out of that which is good and honest.


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Heny expressing Passion in the Countenance. After the death of King Henry the 8. Miriam marked it as to-read Oct 12, He hath sent us over many excellent Songs, as well Motets as Madrigals: Veronika Szekeres marked it as to-read Apr 18, But the Muse and Eternall Fame have reared him a monument more lasting and worthy the merit of so excellent a man. Petro Laurati of Siena. Of English Poets of our owne Nation, esteeme Sir Geoffrey Chaucer the father; although the stile for the antiquitie, may distast you, yet as under a bitter and rough rinde, there lyeth a delicate kernell of conceit and sweete invention.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He spent most part of his time in translating the workes peeacham others, having no great invention of his owne. Samuel Daniel, with sundry others; whom together with those admirable wits, yet living, and so well knowne not out of Envie, but to avoide tediousnesse I overpasse.

Melanie Beaver marked it as to-read Dec 30, In the time of our late Queene Elizabeth, which was truly a golden Age for such a world of refined wits, and excellent spirits it produced, whose like are hardly to be hoped for, in any succeeding Age above all others, who honoured Poesie with their pennes and practise to omit her Majestie, who had a singular gift herein were Edward Earle of Oxford, thee Lord Buckhurst, Henry Lord Paget; our Phoenix, the noble Sir Philip Sidney, M. For composition, I prefer next Ludovico de Victoria, a most judicious and a sweet composer: And certaine in that boundlesse field of Poeticall invention, it cannot be avoided, but something must be distorted beside the intent of the Divine enditer.


Education — Early works to Yea, I my selfe have known many children to have bin holpen of their stammering in speech, only by it. For Veluets of all colours.

Peacham’s Compleat Gentleman, 1634

He wrote for those times a tollerable and smooth verse. After him all that long tract of ignorance, untill the daies of Henrie the 8. Jonathan Reed marked it as to-read Dec 03, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Thus have I in briefe, comprised for your behoofe, the large censure of the best of Latine Poets, as it conpiously delivered by the Prince of all learning and Judge of judgements, the divine Jul.

What Examples, Similitudes, Times, Places, and above all, Persons, with their speeches, and attributes, doe as in his Canterburie-tales like these threads of gold, the rich Arras beautifie his worke quite gentlema

Sherlock marked it as to-read Oct 11, In his yonger yeeres, there was ever a friendly and veruous emulation, for the palme of invention and poesie, betweene William Lillie the author of our Grammer, and him, as appeareth by their severall translations leacham many Greeke Epigrammes, and their invention tried upon one subject; notwithstanding thy lov’d and liv’d together as deerest friends.

Compleqt averreth Music to be the only disposer of the mind to Vertue and Goodness; wherefore he reckoneth it among those four principal exercises, wherein he would have children instructed.