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  • Same historical goodness, sans the damsell in distress.

    Transcript: Steampunk Romance « Coyote Con

  • 'Tis true I come here in disguise l came here to fulfill my last promise And hope to give you a surprise l know you're a maid I Iove dearly And you've been in my heart all the while For me there is no other damsell Than my blooming bright star of Belle Isle

    BELLE ISLE

  • Now by the chaunge of a vizard one man might play the king and the carter, the old nurse & the yong damsell, the marchant & the souldier or any other part he listed very conueniently.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Pancalier against the Duchesse, which the Duchesse vnderstanding (hauing none other companie but Emilia, and a yong damsell) dispoiled herselfe of her silken garmentes, and did put on mourninge weede, martired with an infinite nomber of sondrie tormentes, seing herselfe abandoned of al worldly succour, made her complaints to God: beseeching him with teares to be protector of her innocencie.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • _Iphigenia_, being a yoong damsell of excellent bewtie, to th'intent to please the wrathfull gods, hinderers of his nauigation, after he had said all, closed it vp in this one verse, spoken in _Epiphonema_.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • In the hinder end was _Iupiter_ sitting in a tribunall seate as iudge, and _Cupide_ appeering limping before him, and making grieuous complaints against his louing mother, bicause that by hir means he had wounded himselfe extreemly with the loue of a faire damsell, and that his leg was burnt with a drop of a lampe, presenting also the yoong

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Fraunce, whom the French kinge made to assemble for that respect in fauour of the Duke, that the custome should be so inuiolably kepte, as if the Duchesse were the most simple damsell of all the countrie: to the ende that in time to come, greate Lordes and Ladyes which be as it were lampes to giue lighte to others, might take example.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Afterwards, the faire and sweet damsell my guide said thus vnto me:

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • For not contented with the vse of his wife, he kept manie concubines, but namelie he delited most in the companie of a pleasant damsell, whom he called the

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Henrie the Second

  • Jane [beyinge a bigge damsell and mariageable at the same tyme] had intised him with two Apples, to go with her to Colne and to marry her. '

    Medieval People

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