The dramatic and poetical works of Robert Greene & George Peele (Google eBook)

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G. Routledge and Sons, 1883 - 624 pages
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Page 305 - Ah, what is love? It is a pretty thing, As sweet unto a shepherd as a king And sweeter too, For kings have cares that wait upon a crown, And cares can make the sweetest love to frown.
Page 286 - When he left his pretty boy, Father's sorrow, father's joy. Weep not, my wanton, smile upon my knee ; When thou art old...
Page 309 - Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content ; /The quiet mind is richer than a crown ; Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent ; The poor estate scorns fortune's angry frown : Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep, such bliss, Beggars enjoy, when princes oft do miss. The homely house that harbours quiet rest ; The cottage that affords no pride nor care ; The mean that 'grees with country music best ; The sweet consort of mirth and music's fare ; Obscured life sets down a type of bliss...
Page 355 - My love is fair, my love is gay. As fresh as bin the flowers in May, And of my love my roundelay, My merry merry merry roundelay, Concludes with Cupid's curse, They that do change old love for new, Pray gods they change for worse ! Both.
Page 305 - For cares cause kings full oft their sleep to spill, Where weary shepherds lie and snort their fill. Ah then, ah then, If country loves such sweet desires do gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain?
Page 180 - Brasen-head speake, which if they did not, then had they lost all their labour, and all England had a great losse thereby : therefore hee intreated Miles that he would watch whilst that they slept, and call them if the head speake. Feare not, good master (said Miles) I will not sleepe, but...
Page 355 - As fresh as bin the flowers in May, And of my love my roundelay, My merry, merry, merry roundelay, Concludes with Cupid's curse, They that do change old love for new, Pray gods they change for worse ! Ambo simul.
Page 179 - ... finde out any hope of what they sought, that at the last they concluded to raise a spirit, and to know of him that which they could not attaine to by their owne studies. To do this they prepared all things ready and went one evening to a wood thereby, and after many ceremonies used, they spake the words of coniuration, which the Devill straight obeyed and appeared unto them, asking what they would ? Know, said Fryer Bacon, that wee have made an artificial!
Page 177 - Yes, marry, am I. Miles. Good Lord, Master Plutus, I have seen you a thousand times at my master's, and yet I had never the manners to make you drink. But, sir, I am glad to see how conformable you are to the statute. I warrant you, he's as yeomanly a man as you shall see : mark you, masters, here's a plain, honest man, without welt or guard.1 But I pray you, sir, do you come lately from hell?
Page 485 - And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

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