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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How wittily doth hee play upon the Arch-cuckhold Sabinus, scoffe at Frenchified Lalus, aned Henry a French cowardly Captaine, beaten at the Sea by our English, and his shippe burned, yet his victorie and valour to the English disgrace, proclaimed by Brixius a Germane Pot-aster?

Hee was a good Divine, and saw in those times without his spectacles, as may appeare by the Plough-man, and the Parsons tale: Those whom I have before mentioned, have been ever within thirty or forty years held for the best. Music a sister to Poetry, next craveth your acquaintance if your Genius be so disposed Miriam marked it as to-read Oct 12, He spent most part of his time in translating the workes of others, having no great invention of his owne.

The Period of Mourning. Be the first to ask a question about Peacham’s Compleat Gentleman, Of sundry Greenes in Oyle. But the Galley wherein Sir Thomas Challoner was, being cast away by foulenesse of weather, after he had laboured by swimming for his life as long as he was able, and the strength of his armes failing him, he caught hold upon a cable throwne out from another galley, to the losse and breaking of many of his teeth, and by that meanes saved his life.

The Compleat Gentleman

Petro Cavallini of Rome. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Courtesy — Early works to I desire no more in you than to sing your part sure, and at the first sight, withal, to play the same upon your Viol, or the exercise of the Lute, privately to yourself. Gower being very gracious with King Henrie the 4. Sophie marked it as to-read Aug 14, Marie Overies in Southwarke upon his monument lately repaired by some good Benefactor, lie under his head; which are, Vox clamantis, Speculum Mediatantis, and Confessio Amantis.


Jonathan Reed marked it as to-read Dec 03, This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. Justin De Marco rated it really liked it Apr 21, 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. Lanny marked it as to-read Mar 20, Of expressing Passion in the Countenance.

His first, second, and third parts of Thyrsis, Veggo dolce mio ben, Chi fa hoggi mio Sole, Cantava, or Sweet singing Amaryllis, are Songs the Muses themselves might not have been ashamed to have had composed.

Henry Isam, and others, went in that service as voluntaries with the Emperour. Plato calleth it A divine and heavenly practice, profitable for the seeking out of that which is good and peacjam.

Peacham’s Compleat Gentleman, by Henry Peacham

Henry Peacham bornd. King Henry the eighth could not only sing his part sure, but of himself composed a Service of four, five and six parts; as Erasmus in a certain Epistle, testifieth of his own knowledge. 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.

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Samuel Danielwith sundry others whom 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. Of Latine Poets of our times in the judgement of Beza and the best learned, Buchanan is esteemed the chiefe: Michael marked it as to-read Oct 13, This article about an English writer, poet or playwright is a stub.

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In it, he discusses what writers, poets, composers, philosophers, and artists gentlemen should study in order to become well-educated. In briefe, account him among the best of your English bookes in your librarie. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are many other Authors very excellent, as Boschetto, and Claudio de Monte Verde, equal to any before named; Giovanni Ferretti, Stephano Felis, Giulio Rinaldi, Philippo de Monte, Andrea Gabrieli, Cyprian de Rore, Pallavicino, Geminiano, with others yet living; whose several works for me here to examine, would be over tedious and needless; and for me, please your own care and fancy.

For his father both were English Renaissance writerssee Henry Peacham born Chrysostom truly calleth the Divels Bath. Views Read Edit View history. But to conclude, if all Arts hold their esteem and value according to their Effects, account this goodly Science not among the number of those which Lucian placeth without the gates of Hell, as vaine and unprofitable: Homer saith, Musicians are worthy of Honor, and regard of the whole world; and we know, albeit Lycurgus imposed most straight and sharp laws upon the Lacedemonians, yet he ever allowed them the exercise of Music.

To expresse Gold and Siluer. His best known work is The Compleat Gentleman of reprinted, a handbook and guide for young men of good birth.

The Physicians will tell you, that the exercise of Music is a great lengthener of the life, by stirring and reviving of the Spirits, holding a secret sympathy with them; besides, the exercise of singing openeth the breast and pipes: Peacham himself may very likely have had musical talent, for he was a friend of John Dowland and moved in musical circles.

Aristotle 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.

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