The First Sketch of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (Google eBook)

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Shakespeare society, 1842 - Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character) - 141 pages
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Page x - The First part of the Contention betwixt the two famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey: And the banishment and death of the Duke of...
Page vii - The true Tragedie of Richard Duke of Yorke, and the death of good King Henrie the Sixt, with the whole contention betweene the two Houses Lancaster and Yorke, as it was sundrie times acted by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruants.
Page 9 - These are the forgeries of jealousy : And never, since the middle summer's spring, Met we on hill, in dale, forest, or mead, By paved fountain, or by rushy brook, Or in the beached margent of the sea, To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind, But with thy brawls thou hast disturb'd our sport.
Page xiii - The | Whole Contention | betweene the two Famous | Houses, LANCASTER and | YORKE. | With the Tragicall ends of the good Duke Humfrey, Richard Duke of Yorke, | and King Henrie the \ sixt. \ Diuided into two Parts: And newly corrected and | enlarged. Written by William Shakespeare, Gent. | Printed at LONDON, for TP...
Page 95 - WHAT needs my Shakespeare, for his honour'd bones, The labour of an age in piled stones? Or that his hallow'd relics should be hid Under a star-ypointing pyramid? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name? Thou, in our wonder and astonishment, Hast built thyself a livelong monument.
Page xxx - Some say, good Will, which I, in sport, do sing, Had'st thou not played some kingly parts in sport, Thou hadst been a companion for a king. And been a King among the meaner sort.
Page ix - She was so well pleased with that admirable character of Falstaff, in The Two Parts of Henry the Fourth, that she commanded him to continue it for one play more, and to show him in love.
Page 50 - Dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life.
Page 80 - The finch, the sparrow, and the lark, The plain-song cuckoo gray, Whose note full many a man doth mark, And dares not answer nay; for, indeed, who would set his wit to ao foolish a bird?
Page 47 - Others the like have laboured at, Some of this thing and some of that, And many of they know not what, But that they must be saying. Another sort there be, that will Be talking of the Fairies still, Nor never can they have their fill...

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