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 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.
Page 45 - ... from our mouths ; those anticks, garnisht in our colours. Is it not strange that I, to whom they all have...
Page 39 - Set down the sorrow wherein I am left: But therefore have high heavens their gifts bereft, Because so long they lent them me to use, And I so long their bounty did abuse.
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 43 - I doubt not but you will look back with sorrow on your time past, and endeavour with repentance to spend that which is to come. Wonder not (for with thee will I first begin), thou famous gracer of tragedians, that Greene, who hath said with thee like the fool in his heart, "There is no God...
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 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 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 Johannes fac totum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrey.
Page 46 - Usurer, and the kindest of them / all will neuer prooue a kinde nurse : yet whilst you may, seeke you better Maisters ; for it is pittie men of such rare wits, should be subiect to the pleasures of such rude groomes.

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