The Works of Thomas Middleton, Volume 7

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J.C. Nimno, 1886
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Page 219 - Tryumphant Passage (from the Tower) through his Honourable Citie (and Chamber) of London, being the 15 of March, 1603.
Page 268 - Now for the fruits then: Flow forth, precious spring, So long and dearly sought for, and now bring Comfort to all that love thee, loudly sing, And with thy crystal murmurs strook together, Bid all thy true well-wishers welcome hither.
Page 17 - Upon those lips (the sweet fresh buds of youth) The holy dew of prayer lies, like pearl Dropt from the opening eyelids of the morn Upon the bashful rose.
Page 231 - Why then is fiction to this end so hateful to our true ignorants? Or why should a poor chronicler of a Lord Mayor's naked truth (that peradventure will last his year) include more worth with our modern wizards than Homer for his naked Ulysses clad in eternal fiction?
Page 267 - And where (before) many just complaints Enviously seated, caused oft restraints, Stops and great crosses to our master's charge, And the work's hindrance : favour now at large Spreads itself open to him, and commends, To admiration both his pains and ends. The King's most gracious love. Perfection draws Favour from princes, and (from all) applause.
Page 231 - Solemnity vnparalleld for Cost, Art, and Magnificence, at the Confirmation and Establishment of that Worthy and true Nobly-minded Gentleman, Sir Thomas Middleton, Knight ; in the Honorable Office of his Maiesties Lieutenant, the Lord Maior of the thrice Famous Citty of London.
Page 337 - Citie, at the sole cost and charges of the Honourable and ancient Fraternity of Drapers, at the confirmation and establishment of their most Worthy Brother the Right Honourable, Edward Barkham, in the high Office of his Majesties Lieutenant, the Lord Maior of the famous Citie of London.
Page 44 - Republica Ecclesiastica, which he afterwards printed at London. Bedell took the freedom which he allowed him, and corrected many ill applications of texts of Scripture, and quotations of fathers. For that prelate, being utterly ignorant of the Greek tongue, could not but be guilty of many mistakes both in the one and the other...
Page 114 - If you'll persist still in your devil's part, Present him as you should do, and let one That carries up the goodness of the play Come in that habit, and I'll speak with him ; Then will the parts be fitted, and the spectators 30 Know which is which : they must have cunning judgments s To find it else, for such a one as you 1 For " reverend respect
Page 266 - Of heaven and good men's wishes 'tis at length Happily conquer'd, by cost, art, and strength : After five years' dear expense in days, Travail, and pains, beside the infinite ways Of malice, envy, false suggestions, Able to daunt the spirit of mighty ones In wealth and courage, this, a work so rare, Only by one man's industry, cost, and care, Is brought to blest effect, so much withstood, His only aim the city's general good...

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