Publications, Volume 18

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Page xxi - Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament...
Page x - ... when thou feelest thy purse well lined, buy thee some place of lordship in the country, that, growing weary of playing, thy money may there bring thee to dignity and reputation...
Page 19 - It is true, that authors of the latter period fell far below those gigantic poets, who flourished in the end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth centuries...
Page xxi - Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. IN the Name of God. Amen. I...
Page 19 - Sir, as you have ever byne my worthie frend, so helpe me nowe. I have a sute of clothes and a cloke at pane for three pound, and if it shall pleas you to lend me so much to release them, I shall be bound to pray for you so longe as I leve ; for...
Page 2 - November, 1586, and in the nyne and twenteth yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lady Elizabethe, by the grace of God Quene of England, Fraunce, and Ireland, defendour of the fayth, &c.
Page xxii - God to call me hence do therefore make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator...
Page ix - Sooping it in their glaring satin suits, And pages to attend their masterships : With mouthing words that better wits have framed They purchase lands, and now esquires are named.
Page 21 - Wilt thou be abused still, Seeing that she will right thee never ? If thou can'st not o'ercome her will, Thy love will be thus fruitless ever ! Was I so base, that I might not aspire, Unto those high joys, which she holds from me ? As they are high, so high is my desire, If she this deny, what can granted be ? If she will yield to that which reason is, It is Reason's will, that Love should be just. Dear ! make me happy still, by granting this, Or cut off delays, if that die I must ! Better a thousand...
Page 73 - This last price is obtained by Daborne, one of the scribblers who best knew how to manage Henslowe ; he received it in consideration of a play on...

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