Shakespeares Lucrece: Being a Reproduction in Facsimile of the First Edition, 1594, from the Copy in the Malone Collection in the Bodleian Library (Google eBook)
Clarendon Press, 1905 - 56 pages
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Page 7 - I know not how I shall offend in dedicating my unpolished lines to your Lordship, nor how the world will censure me for choosing so strong a prop to support so weak a burden, only if your Honor seem but pleased, I account myself highly praised, and vow to take advantage of all idle hours, till I have honored you with some graver labor. But if the first heir of my invention prove deformed, I shall be sorry it had so noble a godfather: and never after ear so barren a land, for fear it yield me still...
Page 8 - White, and are to bee solde at his shoppe, at the little North doore of Paules, at the signe of the Gun. 1600.
Page 23 - And Shakespeare thou, whose hony-flowing Vaine, (Pleasing the World) thy Praises doth obtaine. Whose Venus, and whose Lucrece (sweete, and chaste) Thy Name in fames immortall Booke have plac't. Live ever you, at least in Fame live ever: Well may the Bodye dye, but Fame dies never.
Page 48 - Of the edition of 1624, in small octavo, six copies are now traceable, of which only two are now in England, and both of these are in the British Museum. The text with list of contents and marginal notes follows that of 1 6 1 6.
Page 52 - The Rape of Lucrece, Committed by Tarquin the Sixt; and the remarkable judgments that befel him for it. By the incomparable Master of our English Poetry, Will. Shakespeare Gent. Whereunto is annexed, The Banishment of Tarquin: Or, the Reward of Lust. By J. Quarles.
Page 22 - But fame with golden wings aloft doth flie, Above the reach of ruinous decay, And with brave plumes doth beate the azure skie, Admir'd of base-borne men from farre away : Then who so will with vertuous deeds assay To mount to heaven, on Pegasus must ride, And with sweete Poets verse be glorifide.
Page 47 - I LVCRECE | By | Mr. William Shakespeare \ Newly Reuised. | LONDON: | Printed by TS for Roger Jackson, and are | to be solde at his shop neere the Conduit | in Fleet-street, 1616.
Page 20 - Oppressed with grief, his passions had no bound; Striving to tell his woes, words would not come; For light cares speak, when mighty griefs are dumb.