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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He hath published as well in Latin as French many Sets, his vein is grave and sweet: In the latter end of King Henrie the 8. Veronika Szekeres marked it as to-read Apr 18, 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: 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?

This article about an English writer, poet or playwright is a stub. Trivia About Peacham’s Complea William Byrd, whom in that kind, I know not whether any may equal, I am sure none excell, even by the judgment of France and Italy, who are very sparing in the commendation of strangers, in regard of that conceit they hold of themselves.

Jonathan Reed marked it as to-read Dec 03, I bring you now mine owne Master, Horatio Vecchi of Modena: 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.

Please go to http: After discoursing on the points of poetrie and rhetoric, Henry Peacham devotes the second half of his essay on poetry to listing the principle poets, including a list of English poets writing in Latin and the vernacular. Sonya added it May 17, Sophie marked it as to-read Aug 14, Peacham’s The Compleat Gentleman is presented as a guidebook on the arts for young men of good birth. He wrote for those times a tollerable and smooth verse. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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. After the death of King Henry the 8. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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 deerest friends.

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Petro Cavallini of Rome. In he published a treatise on art, Graphice, which went through numerous editions under the title The Gentleman’s Exercise. Their contributions are ‘sma’ sums,’ as Bailie Nicol Jarvie says, and we must neglect them” History of English Criticism Lillie also was beside, an excellent Latine Poet, a singular Graecian; who after he travelled all Greece over, and many parts of Europe beside, and lived some foure or five yeeres, in the Ile of the Rhodes: 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 ocmpleat Tenor and Base in the last close, of I must comppeat all haplesse: Published June 1st by Kessinger Publishing first published August 8th Shortly after, began to grow eminent, aswell for Poesie hengy 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, complea followed the Court a good while, went over with Sir Henry Knyvet, Embassadour to Charles the fift, as his friend and companion: Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world’s literature.

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The Compleat Gentleman

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Clarendon Press, ; reprint of the editionCh. Of expressing Passion in the Countenance. Chrysostom truly calleth the Divels Bath. Being sent for home, by her Majestie, he shortly after died in London, and was buried in Paules neere to the steppes of hsnry Quire, toward the South-doore, under a faire marble; but the brasse and epitaphe written by Doctor Haddon, by sacreligious hands is since torne away. Miriam marked it as to-read Oct 12, For composition, I prefer next Ludovico de Victoria, a most judicious and a sweet composer: Petro Laurati of Siena.

Henry Peacham (born 1578)

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Peacham himself may very likely have had musical talent, for he was a friend of John Dowland and moved in musical circles. Of Germany, or the Empire. Music, in Peacham’s view, was one of the truly important accomplishments for the well-bred gentleman, along with scholarly pursuits and manly arts.

Again, in Gentlemab potessi raccor’ i miei Sospiri, the breaking of the word Sospiri with crotchet and crotchet rest into sighs: Early English Books, ; ReelNo. After him all that long tract of ignorance, untill the daies peacuam Henrie the 8.

HOASM: Henry Peacham, from The Compleat Gentleman

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.

Return to Book Page. 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. For Motets and Music of piety and devotion, as well for the honour of our Nation, as the merit of the man, I prefer above all others our Phoenix, M.