The Complete Works of John Lyly, Volume 2

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Clarendon Press, 1902
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Page 506 - not to be found in Propertius. 14. like our Athenians, &c.: recalling the story told from Plutarch. vol. i. 275 1. 17 (note). 25. forge nothing of malice, &c.: recalled by Shakespeare, Oth. v. 2. 342-3 'Speak of me as I am ; nothing extenuate, | Nor set down aught in malice.
Page 547 - When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound; But now, two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough.' The sentiment is original in Philip of Macedon, who seeing the mark of his body printed in the sand of the palaestra, where he had fallen,
Page 538 - They say, miracles are past; and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Hence is it, that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear.
Page 516 - Gentlemen.' Perhaps also Midas, iii. 3. 41. P. 162, 6. my wit . . . grosse diot, &c.: in Tw. Night, i. 3. 90 Sir Andrew says, ' I am a great eater of beef, and, I believe, that does harm to my wit.' In Tro. and Cress, ii. I. 14 Thersites calls Ajax ' beef-witted
Page 297 - iv. 4. 663-72), is original in Lyly; and Viola in her page's dress, half absently confessing I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too, reminds us strongly of Phillida's forgetfulness in a similar situation (iii. 2)—' My father had but one daughter, and therefore I could have no sister'—while Cupid's conceited prettiness about
Page 563 - 39. My Father had but one daughter. . . no sister: Shakespeare borrows the equivoque for Viola in a like situation—Tw. Night, ii. 4. 123 'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.
Page 298 - parental wish and the same dramatic interruption, makes Polixenes tell Florizel Methinks a father Is at the nuptial of his son a guest That best becomes the table— and urge his right to ' hold some counsel in such a business.' The suppressed wrath of Prisius
Page 341 - .& Arrows, 65 His Mothers doues, & teeme of sparows; Looses them too ; then, downe he throwes The corrall of his lippe, the rose Growing on's cheek (but none knows how), With these, the cristall of his Brow,
Page 251 - But our Comedians, thinke there is no delight without laughter, which is very wrong, for though laughter may come with delight, yet commeth it not of delight: as though delight should be the cause of laughter, but well may one thing breed both together: nay, rather in
Page 320 - O these draughts would make vs merry. Psyllus. O for a wench, (I deale in faces, And in other dayntier things,) Tickled am I with her Embraces, Fine dancing in such Fairy Ringes. 95 Manes. O for a plump fat leg of Mutton, Veale, Lambe, Capon, Pigge,