Poems & Pericles (Google eBook)

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Clarendon Press, 1905
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Page 27 - Saturn laugh'd and leap'd with him. Yet nor the lays of birds nor the sweet smell Of different flowers in odour and in hue Could make me any summer's story tell, Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew; Nor did I wonder at the lily's white, Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose : They were but sweet, but figures of delight, Drawn after you, you pattern of all those. Yet seem'd it winter still, and, you away, As with your shadow I with these did play.
Page 9 - 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.
Page 61 - 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 11 - 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 29 - As the soul of Euphorbus was thought to live in Pythagoras, so the sweet witty soul of Ovid lives in mellifluous and honey-tongued Shakespeare : witness his ' Venus and Adonis,' his ' Lucrece,' his sugared sonnets among his private friends, &c.
Page 34 - The Late And much admired Play called Pericles, Prince of Tyre; with the true Relation of the whole Historie, aduentures, and fortunes of the said Prince ; as also, The no lesse strange and worthy accidents in the Birth and Life of his Daughter Mariana, as it hath been diuers and sundry times acted by his Maiesties Seruants, at the Globe on the Banck-side. By William Shakespeare.
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.
Page 14 - The first part of the true and honourable History of the Life of Sir John Oldcastle, the good Lord Cobham," came out, on the titlepage of which the name of William Shakespeare appeared at length.

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