Miscellaneous tracts, temp. Eliz. & Jac. i. [ed. by J.P. Collier

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False year of publication. This is actually from the 19th century.

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Page iii - Omne tulit punctum, although latelye two Gentlemen Poets made two mad men of Rome beate it out of their paper bucklers : and had it in derision, for that I could not make my verses iet vpon the stage in tragicall buskins, euerie worde filling the mouth like the faburden of Bo-Bell, daring God out of heauen with that Atheist Tamburlan...
Page 53 - The Hexamiter verse I graunt to be a Gentleman of an auncient house (so is many an english begger) , yet this Clyme of ours hee cannot thriue in; our speech is too craggy for him to set his plough in, hee goes twitching and hopping in our language like a man running...
Page 53 - Syllable and down the dale in another, retaining no part of that stately smooth gate, which he vaunts himselfe with amongst the Greeks and Latins. Homer and Virgil, two valorous Authors, yet were they...
Page 30 - Poules, the ape of Euphues, the Vice of the Stage, the mocker of the fimple world, the flouter of his friendes, the foe of himfelfe, and so foorth.
Page 40 - Hee made no account of winning credite by his workes, as thou dost, that dost no good workes, but thinkes to bee famosed by a strong faith of thy owne worthines : his only care was to haue a spel in his purse to coniure vp a good cuppe of wine with at all times.
Page 19 - See you him yonder who sits o'er the stage With the tobacco-pipe now at his mouth? It is Cornelius, that brave gallant youth, Who is new printed to this fangled age.
Page 40 - I and one of my fellowes, Will. Monox (Hast thou neuer •heard of him and his great dagger?) were in company with him a month before he died, at that fatall banquet of Rhenish wine and pickled hearing...
Page 16 - ... beneath : which was a letter to his abandoned wife, in the behalfe of his gentle host : not so short as persuasible in the beginning, and pittifull in the ending.
Page 9 - ... hastily out run their fortunes, at last to speedily fall to repentaunce ; and yet some of them smild and said Rue was called herbe grace, which though they scorned in their youth, they might weare in their age, and it was never too late to say Miserere,
Page 40 - I can say of my selfe, that these dronken drosy sonnes go a tooting abroad (as they themselves term it,) which is, to heare if any man hath got his maid with child, or plaies the good felow with his neighbours wife : if he finde a hole in any mans coate that is of wealth, then he hath his peremtory scitation ready to scite him to the archdeacons or officials court...

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