Illustrations of Early English Popular Literature, Volume 1

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Law - 190 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 Excerpt: ...he wil, the reste deuide Amonge hys whole Garde; all And when they haue it all, what they wyll dooe with-Aduyce them afterwarde. If pryde haue a fall, let them be content withall, As I am nowe: For as for Pryde lasteth but a tyde, I assure you, If to it longe shame, let them a Goddes name, Take them bothe: For as I feare mee, so muste it needes bee, Bee they neuer so lothe. ADULATION. And I, Adulation, of the fame fashion, At thys tyme prefent To recorde euerye man, geue vnto Aman, By thys my testament, All my fubteltie, and forged sydelite, To hym and hys efpyes. I wot they wyll it vfe, trew men to confewfe, And that craftely: And yf they do in dede, I pray God they may fpede, Euen as honestly, As he that from steylyng, goth to fent Thomas watryng In his yong age. So they, from pytter pattour, may cume to tytter totur, Euen the fame pylgrimage, AMBITION. And I, Ambytion, had a commission, By force of a bull, To gett what I could, but not as I wolde, Neyther of lambe nor woll. The bull, nor the calfe, coulde pleafe the one halfe Of my feruente defire; But euer I thought, by God, there was I woulde haue had, When I was neuer the nere. Therfore all my ambition, to gether in a comission Under my feale, I geue it to Aman, to the intent that Sathan Maye loue hym well: That whyle he is here, he maye styll defyre, And yet neuer the nere, Sometyme to bee; And when he goeth hence, he maye with him difpence By a large facultye, That for his sines feuen, or he come to heauen, Wyth out bourde or game, Sumtyme or tyde, he may for his pryde Suffer some shame. PRIDE. Now, by wades myll, euerye mans wyll Is wonderouslye well. ADULATION. And by my holydome, I wene it be wyfedome; For folke often chat, howe men dye in estate, But fo shall not wee. AMBITION. No, by saint An; b..

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