The Works of Thomas Middleton, Volume 7 (Google eBook)

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J.C. Nimno, 1886
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Page 18 - Together both, ere the high lawns appear'd Under the opening eye-lids of the morn, We drove a-field, and both together heard What time the gray-fly winds her sultry horn, Batt'ning our flocks with the fresh dews of night, Oft till the star that rose, at ev'ning, bright Toward Heav'ns descent had slop'd his westering wheel.
Page 219 - Tryumphant Passage (from the Tower) through his Honourable Citie (and Chamber) of London, being the 15 of March, 1603.
Page 266 - Now for the fruits then: Flow forth, precious spring, So long and dearly sought for, and now bring Comfort to all that love thee, loudly sing, And with thy crystal murmurs strook together, Bid all thy true well-wishers welcome hither.
Page 264 - Long have we labour'd, long desir'd, and pray'd For this great work's perfection ; and by th' aid Of Heaven and good men's wishes, 'tis at length Happily conquered, by cost, art, and strength.
Page 229 - Why then is fiction to this end so hateful to our true ignorants? Or why should a poor chronicler of a Lord Mayor's naked truth (that peradventure will last his year) include more worth with our modern wizards than Homer for his naked Ulysses clad in eternal fiction?
Page 265 - And where (before) many just complaints Enviously seated, caused oft restraints, Stops and great crosses to our master's charge, And the work's hindrance : favour now at large Spreads itself open to him, and commends, To admiration both his pains and ends. The King's most gracious love. Perfection draws Favour from princes, and (from all) applause.
Page 48 - ... entertained in the palace of Pope Gregory XV., who formerly had been his fellow-student), he could never be persuaded by the Jesuits and others, who daily thronged upon him, neither to subscribe the new-devised tenets of the Council of Trent, or to retract those orthodox books which he had printed in England and Germany, or to renounce the communion of the Church of England, in whose defence he constantly persisted to the very last. But presently after the decease of. Pope Gregory, he was imprisoned...
Page 239 - Sir Thomas Middleton, grocer, and mayor in 1613," says Herbert, in his History of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of London, " was nearly the first who attempted an emblematical and scenic representation of his company, in a water spectacle, consisting (in imitation of the pageant mentioned to have been exhibited by Sir John Wells to Henry VI.*) of ' five islands, artfully garnished with all manner of Indian fruit trees, drugges, spiceries, and the like; the middle island having a faire castle...
Page 169 - Which, for their apish and fantastic follies, I summon to make odious, and will fit 'em With flames of their own colours. [Music striking up a light fantastic air, the Five Starches, White, Blue, Yellow, Green, and Red, all properly habited to express their affected colours,* come dancing in...

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