Representative English Comedies: With Introductory Essays and Notes, an Historical View of Our Earlier Comedy, Volume 1


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Página 313 - At cards for kisses — Cupid paid; He stakes his quiver, bow and arrows, His mother's doves, and team of sparrows ; Loses them too; then down he throws The coral of his lip...
Página 646 - Harry, I do not only marvel where thou spendest thy time, but also how thou art accompanied : for though the camomile, the more it is trodden on, the faster it grows, yet youth, the more it is wasted, the sooner it wears.
Página 317 - Larks that mount aloft in the air, build their nests below in the earth ; and women that cast their eyes upon kings, may place their hearts upon vassals.
Página 298 - And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths ; Our bruised arms hung up for monuments ; Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Página lxi - The comic poet dares to show us men and women coming to this mutual likeness; he is for saying that when they draw together in social Me their minds grow liker...
Página 320 - ... their sails in a flattering calm, and to cut their masts in a rough storm. They place affection by times, by policy, by appointment. If they frown, who dares call...
Página lxxxv - Master Gascoigne is not to be abridged of his deserved esteem, who first beat the path to that perfection which our best poets have aspired to since his departure ; whereto he did ascend by comparing the Italian with the English, as Tully did Grceca cum Latinis.
Página 286 - I serve in stead of a master, a mouse, whose house is a tub, whose dinner is a crust, and whose bed is a boord. Psyllus. Then art thou in a state of life, which philosophers commend. A crum for thy supper, an hand for thy cup, and thy clothes for thy sheets.
Página 275 - In the first quarto (1584) the title of this flay is " A moste excellent Comedie of Alexander, Campaspe, and Diogenes, played before the Queene's Maiestie on twelfe day at night, by her Maiesties Children, and the Children of Paules. Imprinted at London, for Thomas Cadman, 1584.
Página 156 - That ye be worthy favour of no living man, To be abhorred of every honest man. To be taken for a woman inclined to vice. Nothing at all to virtue giving her due price.

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