James Shirley, Volume 15 (Google eBook)

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Vizetelly, 1888 - 466 pages
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Page xxviii - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Page iv - What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one (from whence they came) Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life...
Page iv - Souls of Poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye known, Happy field or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern?
Page 209 - B. Lady, you are welcome to the spring ; the Park Looks fresher to salute you : how the birds On every tree sing, with more cheerfulness At your access, as if they prophesied Nature would die, and resign her providence To you, fit only to succeed her ! Jut. You express A master of all complement; I have Nothing but plain humility, my lord, To answer you.
Page 438 - Several other Projectors were in like manner personated in this Antimasque ; and it pleased the spectators the more, because by it an information was covertly given to the King of the unfitness and ridiculousness of these projects against the law : and the Attorney Noy, who had most knowledge of them, had a great hand in this Antimasque of the Projectors.
Page 44 - Hang fevers ! let's to the tavern, and inflame ourselves with lusty wine ; suck in the spirit of sack, till we be delphic, and prophesy, my bully-rook. Fow. Alas! Aim. A lass ! is that the disease? Drench her, drench her in sack : sick for a lass ! do not fool thyself beyond the cure of Bedlam ; be wise and well again. Fow. You are merry; it seems you have won the lady. Aim. What lady? the lady i' the lobster? I was half sick for a foolish thing called a woman ; a toy took me in the head, and had...
Page 264 - ... birth and honour, since the truest wealth Shines from the soul, and draws up just admirers. I could urge something more. Lady B. Pray do, I like Your homily of thrift.
Page 161 - From their own motion, without the need Of any dull or passive instrument. No, Amidea, thou shalt not bear one scar To buy my life ; the sickle shall not touch A flower that grows so fair upon his stalk...
Page 263 - F th" state, but with this lose not your memory Of being my wife. I shall be studious, Madam, to give the dignity of your birth All the best ornaments which become my fortune, But would not flatter it to ruin both, And be the fable of the town, to teach Other men loss of wit by mine, employed To serve your vast expenses.
Page 262 - These, with your pardon, are no argument To make the country life appear so hateful, At least to your particular, who enjoy'd A blessing in that calm, would you be pleas'd To...

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