Specimens of English Dramatic Poets: Who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare. With Notes (Google eBook)

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Charles Lamb
H.G. Bohn, 1854 - English drama - 522 pages
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Page 202 - Call for the robin redbreast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Call unto his funeral dole The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole, To rear him hillocks that shall keep him warm, And (when gay tombs are robbed) sustain no harm : But keep the wolf far thence, that's foe to men, For with his nails he'll dig them up again.
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Page 316 - Here be grapes, whose lusty blood Is the learned poet's good, Sweeter yet did never crown The head of Bacchus ; nuts more brown Than the squirrel's teeth that crack them...
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NEW PUBLICATIONS; LAMB'S DRAMATIC SPECIMENS. CHARLES LAMB'S ...
CHARLES LAMB S SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH DRAMATIC POETS WHO LIVED ABOUT THE TIME OF SHAKESPEARE. Including the Extracts from the Garrick Plays. ...
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Charles Lamb Criticism
His volume Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, Who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare, helped bring about a renewed interest in Jacobean drama upon its ...
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LAMB, Charles; Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who lived ...
Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who lived about the Time of Shakespeare. Longman, Hurst, Reeves and Orme, 1808. FIRST EDITION. Sm 8vo, pp.xii, 484, ...
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Prologue
Charles Lamb, Specimens of English Dramatic Poets Who Lived About the Time of Shakespeare [1808]. (London: Dent, 1893), pp. 216-7. ...
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И. Я. Дьяконова. Чарльз Лэм и Элия
27 Lamb Ch. Specimens of English Dramatic Poets Who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare. London, 1808, p. 351. 28 Ibid., p. 64. 29 Ibid., p. 150. ...
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