The brides of Florence; a play [in verse] with notes, and minor poems, by Randolph Fitz-Eustace

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Page 216 - And then he goes on to the dress: — Ful fetise was hire cloke, as I was ware. Of smale corall aboute hire arm she bare A pair of bedes, gauded all with grene; And theron hung a broche of gold fill shene, On whiche was first ywritten a crouned A, And after,
Page 251 - ombra tutta in se romita Surse ver lui del luogo, ove pria stava, Dicendo : O Mantovano, io son Bordello Della tua terra ; e l'un l'altro abbraciava. Del Purgatorio, Can. 6. Thus Virgil and
Page 242 - the Emperor, in the 104th yere of her age," &c. Shirley thus alludes to the jigs, in his Changes, or Love in a Maze, 1632: — many gentlemen Are not, as in the days of understanding, Now satisfied without a jig, which since They cannot with their honour call for after The play, they look to be serv'd up in the
Page 260 - in old French, was the denomination for an Apulian horse, which were formerly in very high estimation. Chaucer, in his " Squiere's Tale," mentions it thus: — For it so high was, and so brod and long, So well proportioned for to be strong, Right as it were a stede of Lumbardie; Therwith so horsly, and so quik of eye, As it a
Page 216 - and hunting *, hawking, and field sports, were favourite amusements. * Chaucer thus alludes to this love of dogs (Descrip. of the Prioresse in Prologue):-> Of smale houndes hadde she, that she fedde With rosted flesh, and milk, and
Page 244 - plucked from an angel's pinion—p. 82. But wouldst thou conquer, have thy conquest crown'd By hands of Seraphims, triumph'd with the sound Of heaven's loud trumpet, warbled by the shrill Celestial choir, recorded with a quill Plucked from the pinions of an Angel's wing. Francis Quarles. What! wouldst thou art as did the priests of old,
Page 234 - stulto intelligens! Then he proceeds with the conversation which passed between himself and a man who, having squandered his patrimony, was in a state of starvation : — Itane parasti te, ut spes nulla reliqua in te siet tibi ? Simul consilium cum re amisti? viden' me ex eodem ortum loco? &c. Hoc novum est aucupium: ego
Page 246 - white beauty's lap p. 89. This was a specimen of gallantry frequently manifested by our gentlemen of the olden time, and oftentimes mentioned by our early writers. Hamlet, in the play scene, says to Ophelia, — Lady, shall I lie on your lap ? [Lying down at Ophelia's feet. Oph. No, my lord. Ham. I mean my head upon your lap ? Oph. Ay, my lord.
Page 247 - the woman's man, That tells my lady stories, dissolves riddles, Ushers her to her coach, lies at her feet At solemn masques, applauding what she laughs at, Reads her asleep
Page 234 - Why how now, wretch! said I, most idle wretch ! Have you spent all, nor left ev'n hope behind ? What, have you lost your sense with your estate ? Me — look on me — come from the same condition! How sleek! how neat! how clad! in what good case ! I've every thing, though nothing; nought

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