The Knight of the Burning Pestle and A King and No King

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D.C. Heath & Company, 1910 - 361 pages

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Page xviii - Ten struck battles I suck'd these honour'd scars from, and all Roman ; Ten years of bitter nights and heavy marches, (When many a frozen storm sung through my cuirass, And made it doubtful whether that or I Were the more stubborn metal) have I wrought through, And all to try these Romans.
Page xx - Oh, that I had been nourish'd in these woods, With milk of goats, and acorns, and not known The right of crowns, nor the dissembling trains Of women's looks ; but digg'd myself a cave, Where I, my fire, my cattle, and my bed, Might have been shut together in one shed ; And then had taken me some mountain girl, Beaten with winds, chaste as the harden'd rocks Whereon she dwells ; that might have strew'd my bed With leaves, and reeds, and with the skins of beasts...
Page 116 - The lords and ladies now abroad, for their disport and play, Do kiss sometimes upon the grass, and sometimes in the hay; Now butter with a leaf of sage is good to purge the blood; Fly Venus and phlebotomy, for they are neither good; Now little fish on tender stone begin to cast their bellies, And sluggish snails, that erst were mewed...
Page xviii - For in the silent grave no conversation, No joyful tread of friends, no voice of lovers, No careful father's counsel— nothing's heard, For nothing is, but all oblivion, Dust, and an endless darkness.
Page 25 - Stay, traitorous thief ! for thou mayst not so carry away her, that is worth the greatest lord in the world," and, with these words, gave him a blow on the shoulder, that he struck him besides his elephant.
Page 165 - Tragedy : and to let that clapper (your tongue) be tost so high, that all the house may ring of it : your Lords use it; your Knights are Apes to the Lords, and do so too : your...
Page 163 - By this light, I wonder that any man is so mad, to come to see these rascally tits play here They do act like so many wrens or pismires not the fifth part of a good face amongst them all. And then their music ii abominable able to stretch a man's ears worse than ten pillories and their ditties most lamentable things, like the pitiful fellows that make them poets. By this vapour, an...
Page 10 - I'll be sworn, gentlemen, my husband tells you true: he will act you sometimes at our house, that all the neighbours cry out on him; he will fetch you up a couraging part so in the garret, .that we are all as feared, I warrant you, that we quake again: well fear our children with him; if they be never so unruly, do but cry, "Ralph comes, Ralph comes!
Page xlv - Of batchelors, to lead me to the church ; Were my feet in the door ; were " I John" said ; If John should boast a favour done by me, I would not wed that year.
Page 98 - Cit. Will it so, sir? you are well read in histories! I pray you, what was Sir Dagonet? was not he prentice to a grocer in London? Read the play of "The Four Prentices of London," where they toss their pikes so.

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