Elizabethan & Jacobean Pamphlets

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Percival and Company, 1892 - English essays - 288 pages
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Page 259 - By sitting on the stage, you may (with small cost) purchase the dear...
Page 263 - Now sir, if the writer be a fellow that hath either epigramd you, or hath had a flirt at your mistris, or hath brought either your feather or your red beard, or your little legs, &c. on the stage, you shall disgrace him worse then by tossing him in a blancket, or...
Page 157 - I am now, be both at once of them forsaken ? Yes, trust them not; for there is an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers...
Page 154 - To those Gentlemen his Quondam acquaintance, that spend their wits in making Plaies, RG wisheth a better exercise, and wisdome to preuent his extremities.
Page 257 - Whether therefore the gatherers of the publique or private Play-house stand to receive the afternoones rent, let our Gallant (having paid it) presently advance himselfe up to the Throne of the Stage. I meane not into the Lords roome (which is now but the Stages Suburbs) : No, those boxes, by the iniquity of custome, conspiracy of waiting-women and Gentlemen-Ushers, that there sweat together, and the covetousnes of Sharers, are contemptibly thrust into the reare, and much new Satten is there dambd,...
Page 260 - Tragedy: and to let that clapper, your tongue, be tost so high that all the house may ring of it : your lords use it ; your knights are apes to the lords, and do so too ; your...
Page 244 - ... a gull, and not worth the putting off to, that cannot observe the time of his hatband, nor know what fashioned block is most kin to his head: for, in my opinion...
Page 157 - Yes, trust them not; for there is an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that, with his Tygers heart wrapt in a Players hide, supposes he is as well able to bumbast out a blanke verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes Factotum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrie.
Page 242 - Paul's jacks be once up with their elbows, and quarrelling to strike eleven ; as soon as ever the clock has parted them, and ended the fray with his hammer, let not the Duke's gallery contain you any longer...
Page 157 - Yes trust them not: for there is an vpstart Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tygers hart wrapt in a Players hyde, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blanke verse as the best of you: and beeing an absolute Johannes fac totum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrey.

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