The Knight of the Maypole: A Comedy in Four Acts

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Grant Richards, 1903 - 97 pages
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Page 52 - Trip and go, heave and ho, Up and down, to and fro, From the town to the grove, Two and two, let us rove, A-Maying, a-playing; Love hath no gainsaying, So merrily trip and go.
Page i - ... which was, like most centuries, an age of dreamers and unrealized ideals; and he represents also the net result of the intellectual effort of the nineteenth century, viz., the conscious egoism which inevitably exalts the mind above the soul and the senses, and destroys the natural harmony of man. . . . Fate, such as may be found within the covers of books, will not be detected anywhere in this play; only character, and the want of it, and the use or abuse the individual makes of the chances that...
Page ii - Till now, English speech has uttered no such burning truth about the shame of selfish diplomacy, the inalienable criminality of aggressive war, the horror of prison-waste, the hardy insolence of money-might, the hope of life that dwells among the dead.
Page ii - It would be a wrong that I should deeply regret, if I gave an impression of something hortatory, something less than artistic in work so splendid."—MR.
Page 8 - Beware of a bad woman, and put no trust in a good one; " which are similar to the Hindustani adage, " A hare and a woman are yours while in your power." The Italians have a maxim to the same effect, "Woman always speak the truth, but not the whole truth," and hence there are the frequent admonitions against trusting womankind, for the French affirm that...

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