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" ... to call in at the Blackfriars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish a man."18 When the Cockpit became less fashionable, it was deserted by the gallant, for "now vpon the Fryers stage hee'll sit... "
The works of Thomas Middleton, now first collected - Page 574
by Thomas Middleton, William Rowley, Thomas Dekker, Alexander Dyce - 1840
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The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare ..., Volume 3

John Payne Collier - English drama - 1831
...or the first act of a tragedy : or ' rather, if his humour serve him, call in at the Black' friars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ' ravish a man.' Marston's Malecontent, 1604, was acted at the Blackfriars by the King's servants, and Eastward Ho !...
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Shakespeare's Centurie of Prayse: Being Materials for a History of Opinion ...

Clement Mansfield Ingleby - 1879 - 471 pages
...honest nest of ploughmen," p. 580. FJF] 1 " if his humour so serve him, to call in at the Blackfriars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish a man," p. 574. [Compare, too, Jonson's" nest of antiques, " Bartholomew Fair, Induction, leaf 3. LTS] SIR...
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The First Quarto Edition of Hamlet, 1603: Two Essays to which the Harness ...

Charles Harold Herford - 1880 - 204 pages
...the breaking up of a comedy ... or rather, if humours so serve him, to call in at the Blackfriars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish a man." The phrase a " nest of boys" was probably suggested by " an aerie of children, little eyases," although...
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Notes and Essays on Shakespeare

John Wesley Hales - 1884 - 295 pages
...or the first cut of a tragedy; or rather if his humours so serve him, to call in at the Blackfriars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish a man."—Father Hubburd's Tales, 410. 1604. 1604 is the date of the first complete quarto of Hamlet;...
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The Works of Thomas Middleton, Volume 8

Thomas Middleton, William Rowley, Thomas Dekker, Philip Massinger, John Fletcher, Ben Jonson - 1886
...the first cut of a tragedy ; or rather, if his humour so serve him, to call in at the Blackfriars,6 where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish...told him again that he should not find him with the i Bows. 5 At this time a very fashionable part of the town. 8 The Horn was a tavern in Fleet-street...
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London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions, Volume 2

Henry Benjamin Wheatley - London (England) - 1891
...the first cut of a tragedy ; or rather, if his humours so serve him, to call in at the Blackfriars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish a man. — Father Hubbard's Tales, 4to, 1604. " Near the Horn Tavern in Fleet Street," Mrs. Salmon established...
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London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions, Volume 2

Henry Benjamin Wheatley - London (England) - 1891
...the first cut of a tragedy ; or rather, if his humours so serve him, to call in at the Blackfriars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish a man.—Father Hubbard's Tales, 41o, 1604. " Near the Horn Tavern in Fleet Street," Mrs. Salmon established...
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The Highway of Letters and Its Echoes of Famous Footsteps

Thomas Archer - English literature - 1893 - 507 pages
...the first cut of a tragedy, or rather, if his humours so serve him, to call in at the Blackfriars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish a man." This was written at a date — a year after the death of Elizabeth — when the drama had already broken...
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The Shakspere allusion-book: a collection of allusions to ..., Volume 1

John James Munro - Drama - 1909
...honest nest of ploughmen," p. 580. FJF] 1 "if his humour so serve him, to call in at the Blackfriars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish a man," p. 574. [Compare, too, Jonson's "nest of antiques," Bartholomew Fair, Induction, leaf 3. LTSJ 1 SIR...
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Shakespearean Playhouses: A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings ...

Joseph Quincy Adams - London (England) - 1917 - 473 pages
...attractive than their grown-up rivals. Middleton advises the London gallant "to call in at the Blackfriars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish a man." * Jonson gives eloquent testimony to the power of little Salathiel Pavy to portray the character of...
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