Shakespeare's Centurie of Prayse: Being Materials for a History of Opinion on Shakespeare and His Works, A.D. 1591-1693, Parts 1591-1693

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New Shakspere society, 1879 - English literature - 471 pages
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Page 73 - [Fabell makes this exclamation at the approach of the evil spirit Coreb, with whom he has covenanted for his soul. So the ghost tells Hamlet" I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul," and make " each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porcupine.
Page 185 - 78—80. Part of the two last lines seem to be a reminiscence of Hamlet's famous words,— " But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of.
Page 53 - and these lines nearly resemble the description of Brutus, — " His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world ' This was a man.
Page 247 - lighter \nfailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quicknefs of his Wit and Invention. He died Anno Domini 16 . . , and was buried at Stratford upon Avon, the Town of his Nativity.
Page 61 - Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment! that parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man ? Some say the bee stings ; but I say 'tis the bee's wax, for I did but seal once to a thing, and I was never mine own man since.
Page 149 - thou haft one to fhowe, To whom all Scenes of Europe homage owe. He was not of an age, but for all time ! And all the Mufes ftill were in their prime, When like Apollo he came forth to warme Our eares, or like a Mercury to charme ! Nature her felfe was proud of his defignes, And joy'd to weare the
Page 440 - Aut prodesse volunt, aut delectare Poetae aut simul et iucunda, et idonea dicere vitae." (fo. i.) [De Ar. Poet, 1. 333, 334.] Then comes the Arguments for six books, then on fo. 3 the 1 The title as originally written was: " The New Metamorphosis or Poeticall Legendes. Diuided into Twelue Bookes.
Page 341 - he was the man who of all Modern, and perhaps Ancient Poets, had the largeft and moft comprehenfive foul. All the Images of Nature were ftill prefent to him, and he drew them not
Page 162 - and Juliet. They run thus in the old folio : " For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The old editions of The Anatomy of Melancholy bear the dates, 1621, 1624, 1628, 1632, 1638, 1651-2,
Page 72 - Sign. D 2, D 4. [See the dialogue between the Ghost and Hamlet (Hamlet, I. sc. v.), two lines (6, 7) in which Fletcher has here quoted,— " Ham. Speak ; I am bound to hear. Ghost. So art thou to revenge, when thou shall hear.