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Page 251 - The Prince of Cumberland! that is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires: The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be, Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.
Page 267 - Su'ffiaminandus erat,' as Augustus said of Haterius. His wit was in his own power; would the rule of it had been so too ! Many times he fell into those things could not escape laughter ; as when he said, in the person of Caesar, one speaking to him,' Cajsar, thou dost me wrong,' he replied,' Caesar did never wrong but with just cause,' and such like; which were ridiculous.
Page 248 - If you can look into the seeds of time, And say, which grain will grow, and which will not, Speak then to me, who neither beg, nor fear, Your favours, nor your hate.
Page 266 - I remember the Players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out line. My answer hath been, would he had blotted a thousand.
Page 14 - As Plautus and Seneca are accounted the best for Comedy and Tragedy among the Latins, so Shakespeare among the English is the most excellent in both kinds for the stage...
Page 294 - ... wanton, smile upon my knee ; When thou art old there's grief enough for thee.
Page 267 - I loved the man, and do honour his memory, on this side idolatry, as much as any. He was (indeed) honest, and of an open and free nature; had an excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions; wherein he flowed with that facility, that sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped: Sufflaminandus erat, as Augustus said of Haterius.
Page 125 - The name of soldier, with inglorious ease. In the full vintage of my flowing honours, Sat still, and saw it prest by other hands.
Page 13 - I am as sorry as if the original fault had been my fault, because myself have seen his demeanour no less civil than he excellent in the quality he professes: besides, divers of worship have reported his uprightness of dealing which argues his honesty, and his facetious grace in writing, that approves his art.