Four letters, and certain sonnets

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Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, printed by T. Davison, 1592 - 71 pages
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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 x - If I neuer deserue anye better remembraunce, let mee rather be Epitaphed, The Inuentour of the English Hexameter ; whom learned M. Stanihurst imitated in his Virgill...
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.
Page 7 - I was altogether vnacquainted with the man, & neuer once saluted him by name: but who in London hath not heard of his dissolute, and licentious liuing; his fonde disguisinge of a Master of Arte...

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