Lines from engraving 2 in large paper copies of The Purple Island

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Cropped close-up of a photograph of lines engraved on the second emblem of *The Purple Island* (1633).
Lines of verse by Phineas Fletcher engraved on the second emblem that Edward Benlowes added to large paper copies of Phineas Fletcher’s The Purple Island (Cambridge, 1633), STC 11082.5. Printed on the recto of the leaf after the divisional title page to the Piscatorie Eclogues. Houghton Library, HEW 6.10.6.

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Lines engraved on an emblem. They read: “Look in their Leaves, and see begotten there / The Sunnes lesse Sonne glittring in azure sphere.”

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  • container title
    Phineas Fletcher, The Purple Island, or the Isle of Man: Together with Piscatorie Eclogs and other Poeticall Miscellanies (Cambridge: Printers to the University of Cambridge, 1633)
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    Public Domain
  • creator
    Edward Benlowes, Phineas Fletcher
  • credit
    Photograph by Whitney Trettien.
  • original publisher
    University of Cambridge Press
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