Sir Philip Sidney: Type of English Chivalry in the Elizabethan Age

Sir Philip Sidney: Type of English Chivalry in the Elizabethan Age

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Sir Philip Sidney: Type of English Chivalry in the Elizabethan Age

Sir Philip Sidney: Type of English Chivalry in the Elizabethan Age

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This volume is partly based on my "Memoir of Sir Philip Sidney," which was published in 1862. I have gladly availed myself of the publishers' permission to re-tell the story, with the addition of many details which the researches of others during the past quarter of a century have brought to light, or which I have myself been fortunate enough to come across. But, while what had already been said in terms that did not call for alteration has been reproduced, this is substantially a new book. Some matters previously enlarged upon have been lightly dealt with; much fresh information has been presented; and the book has been written throughout on lines consistent with the general plan of the "Heroes of the Nations" series.

The effort has been to bring into prominence, and to keep always in view, but without exaggeration or distortion, the chivalrous aspect of Sir Philip Sidney's life, and its relations in that aspect with the history of his time and country, with the contemporaries among whom he moved, who influenced . . .

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