The Gull's Hornbook: Stultorum Plena Sunt Omnia. Al Savio Mezza Parola Basta (Google eBook)

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J.M. Gutch and Sold in London, 1812 - London (England) - 178 pages
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Page 31 - Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening
Page 143 - ... in the other. For if you should bestow your person upon the vulgar when the belly of the house is but half full, your...
Page iv - THE HONEST WHORE : with the Humours of the Patient Man, and the Longing Wife; as it hath beene acted by her Majesties Servants with great applause.
Page 143 - It shall crown you with rich commendation, to laugh aloud in the middest of the most serious and saddest scene of the terriblest tragedy ; and" to let that clapper, your tongue, be tossed so high that all the house may ring of it...
Page 96 - I have been in the Indies (where this herb grows) where neither myself, nor a dozen gentlemen more (of my knowledge) have received the taste of any other nutriment in the world, for the space of one and twenty weeks, but the fume of this simple only. Therefore it cannot be, but 'tis most divine...
Page 97 - Paul's jacks be once up with their elbows, and quarrelling to strike eleven; as soon as ever the clock has parted them, and ended the fray with his hammer, let not the Duke's gallery contain you any longer...
Page 177 - Before the play begins, fall to cards. You may win or lose (as fencers do in a prize) and beat one another by confederacy, yet share the money when you meet at supper. Notwithstanding, to gull the ragamuffins that stand aloof gaping at you, throw the cards (having first torn four or five of them) round about the stage, just upon the third sound, as though you had lost...
Page 148 - ... to be gone. No matter whether the scenes be good, or no; the better they are, the worse do you distaste them.
Page 35 - Good clothes are the embroidered trappings of pride, and good cheer the very root of gluttony. Did man, think you, come wrangling into the world about no better matters, than all his lifetime to make privy searches in...
Page 143 - Cue, that he is upon point to enter: for then it is time, as though you were one of the Properties, or that you dropped out of the Hangings, to creep from behind the Arras, with your Tripos or threefooted stool in one hand, and a teston mounted between a forefinger and a thumb in the other...

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