Shakespeares Venus and Adonis: being a reproduction in facsimile of the first edition, 1593, from the unique copy in the Malone collection in the Bodleian library (Google eBook)

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Clarendon Press, 1905 - English drama (Tragedy) - 75 pages
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Page 63 - TWENTY OF THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE, being the whole Number printed in Quarto during his Life-Time, or before the Restoration, Collated where there were different Copies, and published from the Originals, By George Steevens, Esq., in Four Volumes.
Page 68 - SHAKE-SPEARES | SONNETS. | Neuer before Imprinted. | AT LONDON | By G. Eld for TT and are | to be solde by William Aspley. \ 1609.
Page 26 - If I could write the beauty of your eyes And in fresh numbers number all your graces. The age to come would say, "This poet lies; Such heavenly touches ne'er touch'd earthly faces.
Page 13 - Hence it is, that from the perpetual activity of attention required on the part of the reader ; from the rapid flow, the quick change, and the playful nature of the thoughts and images ; and above all from the alienation, and, if I may hazard such an expression, the utter aloofness of the poet's own feelings, from those of which he is at once the painter and the analyst...
Page 9 - Only, if your Honour seem but pleased, I account myself highly praised ; and vow to take advantage of all idle hours, till I have honoured you with some graver labour.
Page 20 - I have sithence endevoured by all good meanes, (for the better encrease and accomplishment of your delights,) to get into my handes such smale poemes of the same Authors as I heard were disperst abroad in sundrie hands, and not easie to bee come by by himselfe ; some of them having bene diverslie imbeziled and purloyned from him, since his departure over sea.
Page 21 - At the end of the fifteenth and at the beginning of the sixteenth century it was a...
Page 30 - She spoyld thereof, and filled with annoy. His palled face, impictured with death, She bathed oft with teares, and dried oft: And with sweet kisses suckt the wasting breath Out of his lips like lilies pale and soft: And oft she cald to him, who answerd nought, But onely by his lookes did tell his thought.
Page 20 - Much less of powerful gods; let it suffice That my slack muse sings of Leander's eyes, Those orient cheeks and lips, exceeding his That leapt into the water for a kiss Of his own shadow, and despising many, Died ere he could enjoy the love of any.
Page 14 - THE | PASSIONATE | PILGRIME. | By W. Shakespeare. \ AT LONDON. | Printed for W. Jaggard, and are | to be sold by W. Leake, at the Grey-|hound in Paules Churchyard. | 1599.

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