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Page 98 - But thou art proofe against them, and indeed Above th' ill fortune of them, or the need. I, therefore will begin. Soule of the Age ! The applause! delight! the wonder of our Stage ! My Shakespeare, rise ; I will not lodge thee by Chaucer, or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lye A little further, to make thee a roome:
Page 119 - Tis slander,— Whose edge is sharper than the sword ; whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile ; whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world,—kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons,—nay, THE SECRETS
Page 106 - WAS INDEED HONEST, AND OF AN OPEN AND FREE NATURE ; HAD AN EXCELLENT PHANTASY, BRAVE NOTIONS, AND GENTLE EXPRESSIONS : WHEREIN HE FLOWED WITH THAT FACILITY, THAT SOMETIMES IT WAS NECESSARY HE SHOULD BE STOPPED.
Page 107 - Shakespeare was indeed honest, and of an open and free nature; had an excellent fancy, brave notions, and gentle expressions, wherein he flowed with that facility, that sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped;
Page 111 - Elizabeth was so well pleased with that admirable character of Falstaff, in the two parts of Henry IV., that she commanded him to continue it for one play more, and to show him in love : this is said to be the occasion of his writing the Merry Wives of Windsor.
Page 91 - this marble hearse Liea the subject of all verse : Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother : Death, ere thou hast slain another, Wise, and fair, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 66 - RIGHT HONOURABLE,—I know not how I shall offend, in dedicating my unpolisht lines to your Lordship, nor how the world will censure me for choosing so strong a proppe to support so weake a burthen ; onely if your Honour seeme but pleased, I account
Page 102 - No, faith, Ben, (sayes he) not I, but I have been considering a great while what should be the fittest gift for me to bestow upon my god-child, and I have resolv'd at last.' ' I pr'y the, what ? ' sayes he. ' I' faith, Ben, I'le e'en give him a douzen good Lattin Spoones, and thou shalt translate them.
Page 111 - by the relish which she had of the ancients. This comedy was written at her command, and by her direction, and she was so eager to see it acted, that she commanded it to be finished in fourteen days, and was afterwards, as tradition tells us, very well pleased at the representation.