Life of Shakespeare (Google eBook)

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Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1909 - 222 pages
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Page 64 - Yes, trust them not: for there is an upstart crow beautified with our feathers, that with his tiger's heart, wrapt in a player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes factotum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country.
Page 74 - ... as much as any. He was, indeed, honest, and of an open and free nature; had an excellent fancy, brave notions, and gentle expressions, wherein he flowed with that facility that sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped. Sufflaminandus erat, as Augustus said of Haterius. His wit was in his own power; would the rule of it had been so too. Many times he fell into those things could not escape laughter, as when he said in the person of Caesar, one speaking to him, "Caesar, thou dost me wrong,"...
Page 102 - From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle still the right Promethean fire ; They are the books, the arts, the academes, That show, contain, and nourish all the world...
Page 163 - I might steale them from him, and hee, to doe himselfe right, hath since published them in his owne name : but, as I must acknowledge my lines not worthy his patronage under whom he hath publisht them, so the author, I know, much offended with M. Jaggard (that altogether unknowne to him), presumed to make so bold with his name.
Page 115 - I loved the man, and do honor his memory on this side idolatry as much as any. He was indeed honest, and of an open and free nature...
Page 64 - With neither of them that take offence was I acquainted, and with one of them I care not if I never be...
Page 28 - His father was a butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbours that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he killed a calf he would do it in a high style, and make a speech.
Page 84 - A spacious field of reasons could I urge , Between his glory, daughter , and thy shame : That poison shows worst in a golden cup ; Dark night seems darker by the lightning flash ; Lilies, that fester, smell far worse than weeds; And every glory that inclines to sin, The shame is treble by the opposite.
Page 116 - As the soul of Euphorbus was thought to live in Pythagoras: so the sweet witty soul of Ovid lives in mellifluous and honey-tongued Shakespeare, witness his Venus and Adonis, his Lucrèce, his sugared Sonnets among his private friends, fyc.
Page 15 - In the city of Gloucester the manner is (as I think it is in other like corporations) that, when players of enterludes come to town, they first attend the mayor, to inform him what nobleman's servants they are, and so to get licence for their public playing; and if the mayor like the actors, or would show respect to their lord and master, he appoints them to play their first play before himself and...

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