The Gentle Craft

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Mayer & Müller, 1903
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Wither I wander I find we are travellers, never thinking of home, until one day we find that we are too old, to actually climb on a tour bus!

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Page 69 - At your return from the merchant, you shall put off all these clothes at my cousin's again, and come home as you did go forth. Then tell John the Frenchman, that the alderman was with the merchant this afternoon, you may send him to him in the morning, and bid him to command that his ship may be brought down the river: while she is coming about, you may give notice to the linen drapers, of the commodities you have coming.
Page 34 - ... and in this humour, they sat them down, and sometimes they stalkt round about the field, till at last the watch met with them, who, contrary to Gillian's mind, took pains to bring them home together. At what time they gave one another such privie flouts that the watchmen took no little delight to hear it. The upshot of it all is that the desirable Richard marries neither, whereupon Meg indulges in a soliloquy reminiscent of Falstaff: "Wherefore is grief e good?
Page 72 - ... (quoth she). And it did 3° her so much good to talk of it, that I suppose, if she had liued till 1/~ this day, she would yet be prating thereof, and if sleep did not ^ driue her from it. And now seeing that Simon the Shoomaker is become a merchant, we will temper our tongues to giue him that title, which his customers were wont to do, and from henceforth call him master Eyer, who, while he had his affairs in hand, committed the Gouernment of his shop to...
Page v - Deloney, the balloting silke-weaver, hath rime enough for all myracles, and wit to make a Garland of good will more than the premisses, with an epistle of Momus and Zoylus ; whereas his Muse, from the first peeping foorth, hath stood at livery at an ale-house wispe, never exceeding a penny quart, day nor night, and this deare yeare, together with the silencing of his looms, scarce that, he being constrained to betake him to carded ale...
Page 95 - City: these were the words, little thinking, (God wot) that euer it should come to passe: but such was the great goodnesse of our God, who setteth vp the humble, and pulleth down the proud, to bring whom he pleaseth to the seat of Honour. For as the scripture witnesseth, Promotion cometh neither from the East nor from the West, but from him that is the giuer of all good things, the mighty Lord of heauen and earth. Wherefore wife, seeing God hath bestowed that vpon me that I neuer looked for; it is...
Page 57 - ... in his hand, and the Ale in his head, he trips so light in the highway, that he feeles not the ground he goes on : and, therefore, being in a merry vaine, and desirous to...
Page 21 - And by our mirth expelled all moan; Like nightingales, from whose sweet throats Most pleasant tunes are nightly blown. The Gentle Craft is fittest, then, For poor distressed gentlemen.
Page 8 - ... the chin, fetching many stealing toutches at her rubie lips, and so soone as he heares the Bell ring eight a clocke, he calles her to goe to bed a° with him.
Page 6 - I will accept it, if you will preferre it, in sending it back to the place from whence it proceeded, and I would to God I could send you away as soone as your suite." "Why, then belike I am not welcome", said Sir Hugh.
Page 85 - O my good mistris, pardon my presumption for being thus bold to unburden my heart's griefe unto you. My hearty love to your sweet selfe is so great that, except you vouchsafe favourably to censure and kindly to judge thereof, that the sorrowes of my mind will wound my very soule and make my life loathsome unto me. — Wherefore, my good mistris, despise not your poore servant, but yeeld unto him such succour as may prolong his dayes with many blessed houres.

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