'Tis pity she's a whore: and The broken heart

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D.C. Heath & Co., 1915 - 287 pages

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In a word ...............Torture. I did not realize both before I read it and once I started it what a struggle it was going to be for me. This play was written in the 17th century, so if you struggle ... Read full review

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Page 272 - For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the stuff and is limited thereby; but if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit.
Page xvi - THE stage is more beholding to love than the life of man. For as to the stage, love is ever matter of comedies, and now and then of tragedies ; but in life it doth much mischief — sometimes like a siren, sometimes like a fury.
Page 279 - Poets, William Rowley, Thomas Dekker, John Ford, &c. Acted by the Princes Servants, often at the Cock-Pit in Drury-Lane, once at Court, with singular Applause.
Page xxxviii - And composition of the mind doth follow The frame and composition of the body. So, where the body's furniture is beauty, The mind's must needs be virtue; which allowed, Virtue itself is reason but refin'd, 20 And love the quintessence of that.
Page 196 - Pen. Suppose you were contracted to her, would it not Split even your very soul to see her father Snatch her out of your arms against her will, And force her on the Prince of Argos ? Ith.
Page 278 - Printed for Nathaniel Butter, and are to be sold at his shop in Pauls Church-yard at the signe of the Pide Bull neere Sf.
Page 279 - The Queen : or the Excellency of her Sex. An excellent old play, found out by a Person of Honour, and given to the Publisher, Alexander Goughe.
Page 5 - Friar. Dispute no more in this ; for know, young man, These are no school-points ; nice philosophy May tolerate unlikely arguments, But Heaven admits no jest : wits that...
Page xlii - Virtues and Vices. Think not that Morality is Ambulatory; that Vices in one age are not Vices in another; or that Virtues, PART i. which are under the everlasting Seal of right Reason, may be Stamped by Opinion.
Page 216 - Pen. I must leave the world To revel [in] Elysium, and 'tis just To wish my brother some advantage here ; Yet by my best hopes, Ithocles is ignorant Of this pursuit : but if you please to kill him, Lend him one angry look, or one harsh word, And you shall soon conclude how strong a power Your absolute authority holds over His life and end.

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