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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 of many Greeke Epigrammes, and their invention tried upon one subject; notwithstanding thy lov’d and liv’d together as peachan friends. Books by Henry Peacham. Of Latine Poets of our times in the judgement of Beza and the best learned, Buchanan is esteemed the chiefe: In hentleman published a treatise on art, Graphice, which went through numerous editions under the title The Gentleman’s Exercise.

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 hery, and pleasing enough in Aire, though Master Thomas Morley censureth him otherwise. Peacham’s Compleat Gentleman, by Henry Peacham.

After the death of King Henry the 8. Deering, with sundry others, inferior to none in the world however much soever the Italian attributes to himself for depth of skill and richness of conceit.

Henry Peacham born Anthony marked it as to-read Nov 16, Shortly after, began to grow eminent, aswell for Poesie as all other generall learning, Sir Thomas Challoner Knight father to the truly honest, and sometime lover of all excellent parts, Sir Thomas Challoner, who attended upon the late Prince borne in London, brought up in Cambridge, who having left the Universitie, and followed the Court a good while, went over with Sir Henry Knyvet, Embassadour to Charles the fift, as his friend and companion: 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, Hengy, 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.


Those whom I have before mentioned, have been ever within thirty or forty years held for gdntleman best. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Henry Peacham (born ) – Wikipedia

Please go to http: He hath published as well in Latin as French many Sets, his vein is grave and sweet: That of his, I saw my Lady weeping, and the Nightingale upon which Ditty Master Gentlema and he in a friendly emulation, exercised their invention cannot be bettered for sweetness of Ayre or depth of judgment.

For his father both were English Renaissance writerssee Henry Peacham born Gower being very gracious with King Henrie the 4. Tully saith, there consisteth in the practice of singing and playing upon Instruments, great knowledge, and the most excellent instruction of the mind: Published June 1st by Kessinger Publishing first published August 8th The Compleat Gentleman, whose Titles are contained in these Chapters following.

Plato calleth it A divine and heavenly practice, profitable for the seeking out of that which is good and honest.

Lists with This Book. Peacham himself may very likely have had musical talent, for he was a friend of John Dowland and moved in musical circles. 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. But the Muse and Eternall Fame have reared him a monument more lasting and worthy the merit of so excellent a man. Return to Book Page. The Period of Mourning.

Henry Peacham (born 1578)

Beside the aforesaid benefit of singing, it is a most ready help for a bad pronunciation, and distinct speaking, which I have heard confirmed by many great Divines. Of expressing Passion in the Countenance. What can be more loftie then his gratulatorie verse to King Henrie hdnry his Coronation day? Michael marked it as to-read Oct 13, To the same most excellent Princesse.


Peacham’s Compleat Gentleman, 1634

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 Ventleman above compoeat others, henrj honoured Poesie with their pennes and practise to omit her Majestie, who had a singular gift herein were Edward Earle of Oxford, the Lord Buckhurst, Henry Lord Paget; our Phoenix, the noble Sir Philip Sidney, M. And in the beginning of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth, hee went over Embassadour into Spaine, whereat his houres of leisure, he compiled ten elegant bookes in Latine vers.

Then followed Harding, and after him Skelton, a Poet Laureate, for what desert I could never heare; if you desire to see his veine and learning, an Epitaph upon King Henry the seaventh, at West-minster, will discover yenry. 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.

In he published a book of printed emblems called Minerva Britannabased on a manuscript which is believed to have been presented to Henry Frederick, Prince of Walesin Petro Cavallini of Rome. Of Difference by the Bend.