Shakspere Allusion-books (Google eBook)

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Trübner, 1874 - 188 pages
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Page xli - I am as sorry as if the original fault had been my fault, because myself have seen his demeanour no less civil than he excellent in the quality he professes: besides, divers of worship have reported his uprightness of dealing which argues his honesty, and his facetious grace in writing, that approves his art.
Page vi - 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 xxxix - I FIRST adventure, with fool-hardy might, To tread the steps of perilous despite. I first adventure, follow me who list, And be the second English satirist.
Page viii - Then everything includes itself in power, Power into will, will into appetite ; And appetite, an universal wolf, So doubly seconded with will and power, Must make perforce an universal prey, And last eat up himself.
Page iii - To those gentlemen, his quondam acquaintance, that spend their wits in making plays, RG wisheth a better exercise, and wisdom to prevent his extremities.
Page xiv - Nor doth the silver-tongued Melicert Drop from his honied Muse one sable tear To mourn her death that graced his desert And to his laies opened her royall eare. Shepherd, remember our Elizabeth, And sing her rape done by that Tarquin, Death.
Page 157 - Midsummers night dreame, and his Merchant of Venice; for tragedy, his Richard the 2, Richard the 3, Henry the 4, King John, Titus Andronicus and his Romeo and Juliet.
Page xlvii - Lastly, I would inform you that this book, in all numbers, is not the same with that which was acted on the public stage, wherein a second pen had good share: in place of which I have rather chosen to put weaker (and no doubt less pleasing) of mine own, than to defraud so happy a genius of his right, by my loathed usurpation.
Page xxvii - There also is (ah no, he is not now!) But since I said he is, he quite is gone, Amyntas quite is gone and lies full low, Having his Amaryllis left to mone.
Page xli - About three moneths since died M. Robert Greene, leaving many papers in sundry Booke sellers hands, among other his Groatsworth of wit, in which a letter written to divers play-makers, is offensively by one or two of them taken...

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