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Page iii - The Painfull Adventures of Pericles Prince of Tyre. Being the true History of the Play of Pericles, as it was lately presented by the worthy and ancient Poet lohn Gower. At London. Printed by TP for Nat. Butter. 1608.
Page v - Poetry was then, if not in its infancy among us, at least not arrived to its vigour and maturity: witness the lameness of their plots; many of which, especially those which they writ first (for even that age refined itself in some measure), were made up of some ridiculous incoherent story, which in one play many times took up the business of an age. I suppose I need not name Pericles, Prince of Tyre, nor the historical plays of Shakespeare: besides many of the rest, as the Winter's Tale, Love's Labour...
Page iii - Registers (see Arber's Transcript, iii. 167 b) under date 2Oth May, 1608: Edward Blount. Entred for his copie vnder thandes of Sir George Buck knight and Master Warden Seton A booke called. The booke of PERICLES prynce of Tyre . . . vjd.
Page iv - Nero-play] all the Roomes Did swarme with Gentiles mix'd with Groomes^ So that I truly thought all These Came to see Shore
Page v - Aristophanes Never like him his fancy could display, Witness the Prince of Tyre, HIS Pericles.
Page iii - With the vnfortunate life of Edgar, sonne and heire to the Earle of Gloster, and his sullen, and assumed humor of Tom of Bedlam : As it was played before the Kings Maiestie at Whitehall vpon S.
Page xi - Disesed, courteisly she saide : Avoy my lorde, I am a maide. And if ye wiste what I am, And out of what lignage I cam, Ye wolde nought be so salvage.
Page 37 - Cery. Get Fire And meat for thefe poore men, T'as been a turbulent and ftormie night.
Page x - Doth alle maner men to wite, That here and se this letter write, That helpeles withoute rede Here lith a kinges doughter dede, And who that hapneth her to finde For charite take in his minde And do so that she be begrave With this tresor which he shal have.