Descriptive Catalogue of the Series of Works Known as the Library of Old Authors

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J.B. Lippincott Company, 1899 - Library of old authors - 67 pages
 

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Page 41 - The perfect and exact Coppy, with diuerse things Printed, that the length of the Play would not beare in the Presentment.
Page 38 - He loved not the muses so well as his sport, And prized black eyes, or a lucky hit At bowls above all the trophies of wit; But Apollo was angry, and publicly said, 'Twere fit that a fine were set upon 's head.
Page 26 - Thou art a monument without a tomb, And art alive still while thy book doth live And we have wits to read and praise to give. That I not mix thee so, my brain excuses, I mean with great, but...
Page 15 - THE ILIADS OF HOMER, Prince of Poets, never before in any language truly translated, with a "Comment on some of his chief Places. Done according to the Greek by GEORGE CHAPMAN, with Introduction and Notes by the Rev.
Page 23 - But who is he, in closet close y-pent, Of sober face, with learned dust besprent?' Right well mine eyes arede the myster wight, On parchment scraps y-fed, and Wormius hight. To future ages may thy dulness last, As thou preserv'st the dulness of the past!
Page 8 - Jentlemen j and Noble mens houses, and commodious also | for all such, as have forgot the Latin tonge, | and would, by themselves, without a | Scholemaster, in short tyme, and | with small paines, recover | a sufficient habilitie, to | understand, write, | and speake | Latin.
Page 32 - IN this volume there are several feigned stories of natural descriptions, as comical, tragical, and tragi-comical, poetical, romancical, philosophical, and historical, both in prose and verse, some all verse, some all prose, some mixt, partly prose and partly verse.
Page 14 - Odysses ; which (for their first lights borne before all learning) were worthily called the Sun and Moon of the Earth ; (finding no compensation), he writ, in contempt of men, this ridiculous poem of Vermin, giving them nobility of birth, valorous elocution not inferior to his heroes.
Page 17 - Of all these forces raised against the king, Tis my strange hap not one whole man to bring, From divers parishes, yet divers men, But all in halfs and quarters ; great king, then, In halfs and quarters if they come 'gainst thee, In halfs and quarters send them back to me.
Page 32 - Thence home, and there in favour to my eyes staid at home, reading the ridiculous history of my Lord Newcastle, wrote by his wife ; which shows her to be a mad, conceited, ridiculous woman, and he an ass to suffer her to write what she writes to him and of him.

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