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abuse acquaintance affection affectionate answer Aretine brave busy CHRISTOPHER BIRD commend companion conceit coney-catchers cozeners Crossbiters dainty dead defamation Demetrius deserveth desperate devil discourse divers divine doughty EDMUND SPENCER effectually envy excellent fame famous fantastical father favour fellows flourishing forsooth fortune friends fury Gabriel Harvey gallant gentle gentleman Gibeline golden ass gracious Greene Greene's hath heart heaven heavenly hexameter Homer honest honourable humour impudent Infortunatus injury invectives Isam judgment learned least letters lewd lively London Malmsey Master mind miserable Muses never notable notoriously odious orator pamphlet Perne Peterhouse Pierce pity plain dealing pleasure poet professed Quaint Dispute quip quoth rakehell raving reputed ROBERT GREENE Samuel Daniell scholars shame singular Sir Philip Sidney SONNET sorry sovereign Supplication sweet Tarleton terrible thee thing Thomas Nash thou tongue unto vanity vein vile virtue Walden wherein whereof wish write youth Zoilus
Page xi - Ne fawnest for the favour of the great ; Ne fearest foolish reprehension Of faulty men, which danger to thee threat ; But freely dost, of what thee list, entreat, Like a great lord of peerless liberty ; Lifting the good up to high...
Page 21 - Epitaphes, and other solemne deuises, that entitle him not at the least, The second Toy of London ; the Stale of Poules, the Ape of Euphues, the Vice of the Stage, the mocker of the simple world: the flowter of his friendes, the Foe of himselfe: and so foorth.
Page xi - HARVEY, the happy above happiest men, I read ; that, sitting like a Looker-on Of this worldes stage, doest note with critique pen The sharpe dislikes of each condition: And, as one...
Page 40 - Greene, and other parties, by him abused," 1592, alludes to Shakespeare in the third letter, dated September 9th, 1592, wherein he says : " I speak generally to every springing wit, but more especially to a few : and, at this instant, singularly, to one, whom I salute with a hundred...
Page xi - And as one careless of suspicion, Ne fawnest for the favour of the Great; Ne fearest foolish reprehension Of faulty men, which danger to thee threat; But freely dost, of what thee list, entreat, Like a great Lord, of peerless liberty, Lifting the good up to high Honour's seat; And the evil damning evermore to die : For life and death is in thy doomful writing : So thy renown lives ever by inditing!
Page 6 - Greene) had played his last part, & was gone to Tarleton: whereof I protest, I was nothing glad, as was expected, but vnfainedly sory; aswell because I could haue wished, he had taken his leaue with a more charitable farewell: as also because I was depriued of that remedy in Law, that I entended against him, in the behalfe of my Father, whose honest reputation I was in many dueties to tender.
Page 8 - Alas, even his fellow writer, a proper young man, if advised in time, that was a principal guest at that fatal banquet of pickle herring, (I spare his name, and in some respects wish him well) came never more at him, but either would not, or happily could not, perform the duty of an affectionate and faithful friend.