The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and a Biographical Memoir, Volume 7 (Google eBook)

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printed for G. and W. Nicol, 1816
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Page 101 - Trust him not ; his words, though sweet, Seldom with his heart do meet. All his practice is deceit ; Every gift it is a bait ; Not a kiss but poison bears ; And most treason in his tears.
Page 50 - It is a noble and just advantage that the things subjected to understanding have of those which are objected to sense that the one sort are but momentary and merely taking, the other impressing and lasting. Else the glory of all these solemnities had perished like a blaze and gone out in the beholders
Page 328 - By her own light to every eye ; More seen, more known, when Vice stands by : And though a stranger here on earth, In heaven she hath her right of birth. There, there is Virtue's seat : Strive to keep her your own ; 'Tis only she can make you great, Though place here make you known.
Page 119 - The device of their attire was Master Jones's, with the invention and architecture of the whole scene and machine. Only I prescribed them their properties of vipers, snakes, bones, herbs, roots, and other ensigns of their magic, out of the authority of ancient and late writers, wherein the faults are mine if there be any found ; and for that cause I confess them.
Page 99 - He hath marks about him plenty: You shall know him among twenty. All his body is a fire, /{ And his breath a flame...
Page 275 - The names of his children, with their attires. " Miss-Rule, in a velvet cap, with a sprig, a short cloak, great yellow ruff, like a reveller ; his torch-bearer bearing a rope, a cheese, and a basket...
Page 8 - From their backs were borne out certain light pieces of taffata, as if carried by the wind, and their music made out of wreathed shells. Behind these, a pair of sea-maids, for song, were as conspicuously seated; between which, two great sea-horses, as big as the life, put forth themselves, the one mounting aloft, and writhing his head from the other which seemed to sink forward; so intended for variation, and that the figure behind might come off better : upon their backs, Oceanus and Niger were...
Page 124 - The ditch is made, and our nails the spade, With pictures full, of wax and of wool : Their livers I stick with needles quick ; There lacks but the blood to make up the flood. Quickly, dame, then bring your part in ! Spur, spur upon little Martin ! Merrily, merrily, make him sail, A worm in his mouth and a thorn in his tail, Fire above, and fire below, With a whip in your hand to make him go ! [O now she's come ! Let all be dumb.} 1 Ball of thread.
Page 182 - The first face of the scene appeared all obscure, and nothing perceived but a dark rock, 'with trees beyond it, and all wildness that could be presented...
Page 9 - There was a great engine at the lower end of the room, which had motion, and in it were the images of seahorses, with other terrible fishes, which were ridden by Moors. The indecorum was, that there was all fish and no water.

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