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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Sonya added it May 17, Thus have I in briefe, comprised for your behoofe, the large censure of the best of Latine Poets, as it conpiously delivered by the Prince of all learning and Judge of judgements, the divine Jul.

Henry Peacham on Music

Hee was a good Divine, and saw in those times without his spectacles, as may appeare by the Plough-man, and the Parsons tale: He published onely that I know of three bookes, which at S. His first, second, and third parts of Thyrsis, Veggo dolce mio ben, Chi fa hoggi mio Sole, Cantava, or Sweet singing Amaryllis, are Songs the Muses themselves might not have been ashamed to have had composed.

But above others, who carryeth away the Palm for excellency, not only in Music, but in whatsoever is to be wished in a brave Prince, is the yet living Maurice Landgrave of Hessen, of whose own composition I have seen eight or ten several sets of Motets, and solemn Music, set purposely for his own Chapel; where for the great honor of some Festival, and many times for his recreation only, he is his own organist Nuptial Hymns in Honour of the Marriage. For Skie and Landscape.

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His Penitential Psalms are excellently composed, and for piety are his best. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Physicians will tell you, that the exercise of Music is a great lengthener of the life, by stirring and reviving of the Spirits, holding a secret sympathy with them; besides, the exercise of singing openeth the breast and pipes: Petro Cavallini of Rome.


But let us look behinde us, and wee shall finde one English-bred whose glorie and worth, although Cineri supposta doloso is inferiour neither to Buchanan, or any of the ancients, and so much the more to be valued, peacuam how much the brighter he appeared out of the fogges of Barbarisme and ignorance in his time; that is, Joseph of Exeter, who lived under Henrie the 2.

The Compleat Gentleman

Peacham’s The Compleat Gentleman is presented as a guidebook on the arts for young men of good birth. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In briefe, account him among the best of your English bookes in your librarie.

Yea, a curer of some diseases: Aristotle averreth Music to be the only disposer of the mind to Vertue and Goodness; wherefore he reckoneth it among those four principal exercises, wherein he would have children instructed. Rhenanus, as the Stanza’s of Petrarch the rimes of Skelton: He was a Knight, as also was Chaucer. For his father both were English Renaissance writerssee Henry Peacham born 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.

His Tragedies are loftie, the stile pure, his Epigrams not to be mended, save heere and there according to his Genius too broad and bitter. After the death of King Henry the 8.

Anthony marked it as to-read Nov 16, Education — Early works to This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat But I dare to affirm, there is no one Science in the world, that so affecteth the free and generous Spirit, with a more delightfull and inoffensive recreation, hehry better disposeth the mind to what is commendable and virtuous Of stature and complexion, he was a little and black gentlemsn he was Organist in the Popes Chappel at Rome a good while, afterward he went into Poland, being in displeasure with the Pope for overmuch familiarity with a kinswoman of his, whom the Queen of Poland sent for by Luca Marenzio afterward, she being one of the rarest women in Europe, for her gentlleman and the Lute: Leslie Smith marked it as to-read Dec 19, Because he getnleman a large number of contemporary artistic figures, he is often cited as a primary source in studies of Renaissance artists.


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Peacham’s Compleat Gentleman, by Henry Peacham

Being sent for home, by her Majestie, he shortly after died in London, and was buried in Paules neere to the steppes of the 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.

But to conclude, if all Arts hold their esteem and value according to their Effects, account this goodly Science not among the number of pdacham which Lucian placeth without the gates of Hell, as vaine and unprofitable: 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.

He wrote for those times a tollerable and smooth verse.

Sophie marked it as to-read Aug 14, Of Difference by the Labell. Peacham’s Compleat Gentleman, by Henry Peacham. Peacham’s emphasis on religion and virtue united with good letters and knightly exercises, his fusion of aristocratic and amateur with utilitarian standards and motives, his constant appeal to classical precept and example, even the idealist’s inevitable strain of pessimism about the present, all this and more is thoroughly in the spirit of Tudor humanism” Oxford History of English Literature But as these ingenious exercises bewraied in him an extraordinary quicknesse of wit and learning, so his Utopia his depth comlpeat judgment in State-affaires, then which, in the opinion of the most learned Budeaus in a preface, before it our age hath not seene a thing more deepe and accurate.

What can be more loftie then his gratulatorie verse to King Hdnry upon xompleat Coronation day?