The School of Abuse: Containing a Pleasant Invective Invective Against Poets, Pipers, Players, Jesters &c

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Shakespeare Society, 1841 - Theater - 51 pages
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Page 67 - This book is a preservation photocopy. It is made in compliance with copyright law and produced on acid-free archival 60# book weight paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts Q 2000 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page xii - Deft, and her said husband for all the service and slavery aforesaid, did some time in his life time execute some deed in writing, whereby he did (as these Defts are advised) settle the sum of £16 per ann., chargeable by way of annuity or rent charge out of some houses in or about the city of London, to be payable to this Deft and her said husband during their lives and the life of the longer liver of them ; and they did accordingly receive the said rent for some small time after the death of her...
Page xvi - Johnson, though his learned pen = Be dipt in Castaly, is still but Ben. = Fletcher and Webster, of that learned packe = None of the mean'st, yet neither was but Jacke. = Deckers but Tom ; nor May, nor Middleton. = And hee's now but Jacke Foord, that once were® John.
Page vii - one yet alive," added as follows : — " who, in his lifetime, erected a College at Dulwich for poor people, and for education of youth. When this College was finished, this famous man was so equally mingled with humility and charity, that he became his own pensioner, humbly submitting himself to that proportion of diet and clothes which he had bestowed on others, and afterwards was interred in the same College.
Page xv - Apollo's self to dote Upon his Muse ; for all that he could strive, Yet never could to his full name arrive. Tom Nash (in his time of no small esteem) Could not a second syllable redeem.
Page 25 - ... light in them ; such pillows to their backs, that they take no hurt ; such masking in their ears, I know not what : such giving them pippins to pass the time ; such playing at foote saunt without cards ; such ticking, such toying, such smiling, such winking, and such manning them home when the sports are ended...
Page xv - We scarcely can afford them halfe their sound. Greene, who had in both Academies ta'ne Degree of Master, yet could never gaine To be call'd more than Robin: who had he Profest ought save the Muse, Serv'd, and been Free After a seven yeares Prentiseship; might have (With credit too) gone Robert to his grave.
Page 21 - ... so bewitching a thing is lively and well-spirited action, that it hath power to new-mold the harts of the spectators, and fashion them to the shape of any noble and notable attempt.
Page 62 - I know, much offended with M. Jaggard (that altogether unknowne to him) presumed to make so bold with his name.
Page 52 - Thirdly, plays have made the ignorant more apprehensive,* taught the unlearned the knowledge of many famous histories, instructed such as cannot read in the discovery* of all our English chronicles; and what man have you now of that weak capacity that cannot discourse of any notable thing recorded even from William the Conqueror, nay, from the landing of Brute, until this day...

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