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, 1592 - Harrison, George Bagshawe, ed - 85 pages
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This is a 1923 reprint, published in New York City by Dutton.

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Page 86 - Sweet wife, as ever there was any good will or friendship between thee and me, see this bearer (my host) satisfied of his debt; I owe him ten pound, and but for him I had perished in the streets. Forget and forgive my wrongs done unto thee, and Almighty God have mercy on my soul. Farewell till we meet in heaven, for on earth thou shalt never see me more. This is 2 of September 1592. Written by thy dying husband, ROBERT GREENE...
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Page 65 - But you are mad folks,' quoth I ; ' for if I feared the ludges of the bench no more than I dread the iudgements of God, I would before I slept diue into one carles bagges or other, and make merrie with the shelles I found in them so long as they would last.

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