Notices illustrative of the drama, and other popular amusements, chiefly in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: incidentally illustrating Shakespeare and his contemporaries; extracted from the chamberlains' accounts and other manuscripts of the borough of Leicester (Google eBook)

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J. R. Smith, 1865 - Performing Arts - 310 pages
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Page 131 - OLD King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he; He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three.
Page 127 - Where throngs of knights and barons bold In weeds of peace high triumphs hold, With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace whom all commend.
Page 81 - Nay, their endeavour keeps in the wonted pace : but there is, sir, an aiery of children, little eyases, that cry out on the top of question, and are most tyrannically clapped for't: these are now the fashion ; and so berattle the common stages (so they call them), that many, wearing rapiers, are afraid of goose-quills, and dare scarce come thither.
Page 93 - O, father abbot, An old man, broken with the storms of state, Is come to lay his weary bones among ye ; Give him a little earth for charity...
Page 119 - My judgment is, that they ought all to be despised, and ought to serve but for winter talk by the fireside.
Page 286 - Ben Jonson was at a tavern, and in comes bishop Corbet (but not so then) into the next, room. Ben Jonson calls for a quart of raw wine, and gives it to the tapster ; Sirrah !' says he, ' carry this to the gentleman in the next chamber, and tell him I sacrifice my service to him.
Page 90 - Why, he could tell The inch where Richmond stood, where Richard fell. Besides, what of his knowledge he could say, He had authentic notice from the Play...
Page 62 - The church stood in my way, and I took my horse and my company, and went thither. I thought I should have found a great company in the church, and when I came there, the church door was fast locked.
Page 76 - The air-blest castle, round whose wholesome crest, The martlet, guest of summer, chose her nest The forest walks of Arden's fair domain, Where Jaques fed his solitary vein. No pencil's aid as yet had dared supply, Seen only by the intellectual eye.
Page 110 - Free-will they one way disavow, Another, nothing else allow. All piety consists therein In them, in other men all sin. Rather than fail, they will defy That which they love most tenderly, Quarrel with minc'd pies, and disparage Their best and dearest friend, plum-porridge; Fat pig and goose itself oppose, And blaspheme custard through the nose. Th...

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