The Comedy of Mucedorus (Google eBook)

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Karl Warnke, Ludwig Proescholdt
M. Niemeyer, 1878 - 79 pages
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Page 9 - In time of yore, when men like brutish beasts Did lead their lives in loathsome cells and woods And wholly gave themselves to witless will, A rude unruly rout, then man to man Became a present prey, then might prevailed, The weakest went to walls: Right was unknown, for wrong was all in all.
Page 63 - And (that which is worst) their ground is not so unperfect as their working indiscreet ; not weighing, so the people laugh, though they laugh them (for their follies) to scorn : many times (to make mirth) they make a clown companion with a king : in their grave councils they allow the advice of fools ; yea, they use one order of speech for all persons, a gross indecorum...
Page 61 - The satyrs and the wood-nymphs shall attend on thee And lull thee asleep with music's sound, And in the morning when thou dost awake, The lark shall sing good morrow to my queen, And, whilst he sings, I'll kiss my Amadine.
Page 29 - SEGASTO solus. Seg. When heaps of harms do hover over head, 'Tis time as then, some say, to look about, And of ensuing harms to choose the least. But hard, yea hapless, is that wretch's chance, 45.
Page 39 - To-morrow those favours will turn to frowns, To-day I live revenged on my foe, To-morrow I die, my foe revenged on me.
Page 53 - I call'd for three pots of ale, as 'tis the manner of us courtiers. Now, sirrah, I had taken the maidenhead of two of them now, as I was lifting up the third to my mouth, there came, Hold him, hold him...
Page 3 - A Most pleasant Comedie of Mucedorus the Kings sonne of Valentia, and Amadine the Kings daughter of Aragon. With the merry conceites of Mouse.
Page 38 - Segasto now living will honour the dead Corpse of Tremelio with revenge. Blood-thirsty villain, born and bred In merciless murder, tell me how durst thou be so bold As once to lay thy hands upon the least of mine ? Assure thyself, thou shalt be used According to the law. Muc. Segasto, cease ! these threats are needless. Accuse me not of murder, that have done Nothing but in mine own defence. Seg'.
Page 36 - O! the mealman : I know him very well. He brings meal every Saturday : but hark you, master : must I bid him come to you, or must you come to him ? Seg. No, sirrah : he must come to me. Mouse. Hark you, master; how if he be not at home ? what shall I do then ? Seg. Why, then leave word with some of his folks.
Page 33 - Thou shalt not need, if thou wilt dwell with me, 75 thou shalt want nothing. Mouse. Shall I not? Then here's my hand, I'll dwell with you. And hark you, sir! now you have entertained me, I will tell you what I can do. I can keep my tongue from picking and stealing, and my hands from lying and 80 slandering, I warrant you, as well as ever you had man in all your life.

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