Sir Thomas More: a play, now first printed

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Printed for the Shakespeare Society, 1844 - 118 pages
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Page 67 - step in among the players, and, never studying for the matter, make a part of his own there presently among them, which made the lookers on more sport than all the players beside.
Page 28 - lent Of dread, of justyce, power and comaund, Hath bid him rule, and willd you to obay ; And, to add ampler maiestie to this, He hath not only lent the king his figure, His throne and sword, but
Page 39 - embrace. 2 lewde] ie wicked, evil. To take prerogative and tyth of knees From elder kinsmen, and him bynd by my place To give the smooth and dexter way to me here. In the MS. it is pasted over the first draught of the present scene, which (as far as it can now be read) runs thus
Page 97 - She has made me a very wanton} Here '•'•wanton" is equivalent to —fondling, pet.—" I find no cause, I thank God, Meg," said More to his daughter when she visited him in the Tower, " to reckon myself in worse case here than in mine own house, for me thinketh God maketh me a wanton, and setteth me
Page 25 - vndoing of poor prentizes ; for whats a sorry parsnyp to a good hart? William. Trash, trash ; they breed sore eyes, and tis enough to infect the cytty with the palsey. Lin. Nay, yt has infected yt with the palsey ; for theise basterds of dung, as you knowe they growe in
Page 39 - our fortuns Is the provision of the power aboue, Fitted and shapte just to that strength of nature Which we are borne [withal]. Good God, good God, That I from such an humble bench of birth Should stepp as twere vp to my countries head, And give the law out ther ! I, in my fathers life,
Page xi - was a common secret rumour, and no man could tell how it began, that on May daye next, the citie would rebell, and slaye all aliens, insomuche as diuerse straungers fled oute of the citie. This brute ranne so farre that it came to the kynges counsayl, insomuch as the Cardinall,
Page 14 - and Sir Thomas Palmer, Might I with pacience tempte your graue aduise, I tell ye true, that in these daungerous times I doo not like this frowning vulgäre brow : My searching eye did neuer entertaine A more distracted countenaunce of greefe Then I haue late obseru'de In the displeased commons of the cittie.
Page 95 - It will be no disparagement at all. Lady. His highnesse shall be certefied therof [Offering to departe. Immediatly. Moore. Nay, heare me, wife ; first let me tell ye how : I thought to haue had a barber for my beard ; Now, I remember, that were labour lost, The headsman now shall cut off head and all.
Page 15 - of the displeased cittie, He answerd me, and with a sollemne oathe, That, if he had the Maior of Londons wife, He would keepe her in despight of any Englishe. 1 Sur. Tis good, Sir Thomas, then, for you and me ; Your wife is dead, and Ia batcheler :* If no man can possesso his wife alone,

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