Cynthia's Revels: Or, The Fountain of Self-love, Volume 45

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H. Holt, 1912 - 268 pages
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Page 173 - this passage: He must not float upon his watery bier Unwept, and welter to the parching wind, Without the meed of some melodious tear. 1. 2. 59 obtaine. For this absolute use of obtain, cf. Tindale, 1 Cor. 9. 24:' So runne that ye maye obtayne.
Page 181 - 217—8): Vice is a monster of so frightful mien As, to be hated, needs but to be seen.' Pope had, of course, not this passage, but one from Dryden, in mind (Hind and Panther
Page xxxix - a year later. Jonson and Hall have one striking characteristic in common: both profess to be moved by a definite moral aim, whose end is the eradication of vice. Jonson desires to strip 'the ragged follies of the time naked as at their birth,' 1 yet he stoutly affirms that his pen Did never aim to grieve, but better men.
Page 190 - A woman that is like a German clock, Still a-repairing, ever out of frame. 2. 3. 106 Zani. See Glossary. 2. 3. 110 hee. Amorphus. 2. 3. 160 Citherea. Venus; she received this name from the island of Cythera, which was celebrated for her worship, and near which, according to some traditions, she rose from the sea-foam. 2. 3.
Page 210 - O, he is the courageous captain of complements. He fights as you sing prick song, keeps time, distance, and proportion; rests me his minim rest, one, two, and the third in your bosom: the very butcher of a silk button, a duellist, a duellist; a gentleman of the very first house, of the first and second cause: ah, the immortal passadol the punto reverso! the
Page 47 - too lightly sanguine, or too rashly cholericke, but in all, so composde & order'd, as it is cleare, Nature went about some ful worke, she did more then make a man, when she made him. His discourse is like his behauiour, vncommon, but not vnpleasing; hee is prodigall of
Page 47 - Hee striues rather to bee that which men call iudicious, then to bee thought so: and is so truly learned, that he affects not to shew it. Hee will thinke, and speake his thought, both freely: but as distant from deprauing another mans merit, as proclaiming his owne. For his
Page 182 - The common rhymers pour forth verses, such as they are, ex tempore; but there never comes from them one sense worth the life of a day. A rhymer and a poet are two things.' 2.1. 56—8 more... then come to the lanching of some three ships. In Eastward Hoe 3. 2. 17—24
Page 177 - Toward the end of the 16th and in the 17th century, it was very frequent, and not considered ungrammatical (NED.). Jonson used it elsewhere; cf. Every Man In 5. 1, p. 143: 'Step. O, yes, uncle; Brainworm has been with my cousin Edward and I all this day.' Abbott says certain cases where
Page 64 - Enuie, and ignorance) to lift their state Aboue a vulgar height. True happinesse Consists not in the multitude of friends, But in the worth, and choice. Nor would I haue Vertue a popular regard pursue:

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