The Dramatic Works and Poems of James Shirley, Volume 5

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Murray, 1833 - 1 pages
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Page 39 - You may be angry. Madam, and chide it as a saucy pride In me to name or look at honour ; nor Can I but know what small addition Is my unskilful arm to aid a country. Bell. I may therefore justly suspect there is Something of other force, that moves you to The wars. Enlarge my knowledge with the secret.
Page 397 - GET a painter, Sir, And when he has wrought a woman by your fancy, See if you know her again. Were it not fine If you should see your mistress without hair, Drest only with those glittering beams you talk of?
Page 188 - To adorn our temples, and the priests' ; and while The spring contributes to their art, make in Each garden a remonstrance3 of this battle, Where flowers shall seem to fight, and every plant Cut into forms of green artillery, And instruments of war, shall keep alive The memory of this day, and your great victory.
Page 352 - As it was acted at the private House in Black Friers with great applause.
Page 353 - The play is inscribed to the most worthily honored William Paulet, Esquire : — " Compositions of this nature have heretofore been graced by the acceptance und protection of the greatest nobility (I say not princes) ; but in this age, when the scene of dramatic poetry is changed into a wilderness, it is hard to find a patron to a legitimate muse.
Page 308 - To punish such black crimes i' the other world, Let me have swift, and such exemplar justice, As shall become this great assassinate ; You will take off our faith else : and, if here Such innocence must bleed, and you look on, Poor men, that call you gods on earth, will doubt To obey your laws, nay, practise to be devils, As fearing, if such monstrous sins go on, The saints will not be safe in heaven. King. You shall, You shall have justice.
Page 353 - ... malignant stars the while. In this unequal condition of the times, give me leave to congratulate my own felicity that hath directed this comedy unto you, who wear your nobleness with more security than titles, and a name that continues bright and impassable among the constellations in our sphere of English honour.
Page 318 - Not see her ? Were she cabled up above The search of bullet or of fire, were she Within her grave, and that the toughest mine That ever nature teemed and groaned withal, I would force some way to see her.
Page 300 - Ambition and scarlet sins, that rob Her altar of the glory, and leave wounds Upon her brow ; which fetches grief and paleness Into her cheeks, making her troubled bosom Pant with her groans, and shroud her holy blushes Within your reverend purples.
Page 355 - Shakespear comes, whose mirth did once beguile 'Dull hours, and buskind, made even sorrow smile, 'So lovely were the Wounds, that men would say ' They could endure the bleeding a whole day: He has but few friends lately, think o'that, Hee'l come no more, and others have his fate.

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