Groats-vvorth of Witte: Bought with a Million of Repentance, The Repentance of Robert Greene 1592

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John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited, 1923 - Harrison, George Bagshawe, ed - 85 pages

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Page 45 - ... from our mouths ; those anticks, garnisht in our colours. Is it not strange that I, to whom they all have...
Page 43 - I have felt he is a God that can punish enemies. Why should thy excellent wit, his gift, be so blinded, that thou shouldst give no glory to the giver?
Page 20 - At my return into England I ruffled out in my silks, in the habit of malcontent, and seemed so discontent that no place would please me to abide in, nor no vocation cause me to stay myself in...
Page 25 - Thus my misdemeanours (too many to be recited) caused the most part of those so much to despise me, that in the end I became friendless, except it were in a few alehouses, who commonly, for my inordinate expenses, would make much of me, until I were on the score far more than ever I meant to pay by twenty nobles thick.
Page 45 - Yes trust them not : for there is an vpstart Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tygers hart wrapt in a Players hyde, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blanke verse as the best of you: and beeing an absolute Iohannes fac totum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrey.
Page 10 - Roberto thy wel red brother an old groat, (being ye stocke I first began with) wherewith I wish him to buy a groats-worth of wit : for he in my life hath reprooud my manner of life, and therefore at my death, shall not be contaminated with corrupt gaine.
Page 33 - I took you rather for a gentleman of great living, for if by outward habit men should be censured, I tell you, you would be taken for a substantial man.' ' So am I, where I dwell ' (quoth the player) ' reputed able, at my proper cost, to build a windmill.
Page 44 - Sweet boy, might I advise thee, be advised, and get not many enemies by bitter words: inveigh against vain men, for thou canst do it, no man better, no man so well...
Page 43 - To those gentlemen, his quondam acquaintance, that spend their wits in making plays, RG wisheth a better exercise, and wisdom to prevent his extremities.

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