Pierce Penniless's Supplication to the Devil, Issue 12

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Reprinted for the Shakespeare society, 1842 - England - 108 pages
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Page 60 - How would it have joyed brave Talbot (the terror of the French) to thinke that after he had lyne two hundred yeares in his Tombe, hee should triumphe againe on the Stage, and have his bones newe embalmed with the teares of ten thousand spectators at least (at severall times), who, in the Tragedian that represents his person, imagine they behold him fresh bleeding.
Page 63 - I haue vsed a like methode, not of tying my selfe to mine owne countrey, but by insisting in the experience of our time ; and, if I euer write any thing in Latine, (as I hope one day I shall) not a man of any desert heere amongst vs, but I will haue vp.
Page xvii - 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.
Page 5 - Ill thriue the follie that bewitcht me so ; Vaine thoughts adieu, for now I will repent : And yet my wants perswade me to proceede, Since none takes pitie of a scholler's neede.
Page 59 - First, for the subject of them (for the most part) it is borrowed out of our English Chronicles, wherein our forefathers...
Page 27 - Mary thys, the king may well banish, but he cannot put a gentleman to death in any cause whatsosoeuer, which makes them stand vppon it so proudly as they doe. For fashion sake some will put their children to schoole, but they set them not to it till they are fourteene yeare old ; so that you shall see a great boy with a beard learne his ABC, and sit weeping vnder the rod when he is thirty yeeres olde.
Page vi - How would it have joyed brave Talbot, the terror of the French, to think that after he had lain two hundred years in his tomb, he should triumph again on the stage and have his bones new embalmed with the tears of ten thousand spectators at least (at several times), who, in the tragedian that represents his person, imagine they behold him fresh bleeding...
Page 60 - All arts to them are vanity; and if you tell them what a glorious thing it is to have Henry the Fifth represented on the stage leading the French king prisoner...
Page xxiii - The chiefe Actor here is Melpomene, whose dusky robes, dipt in the ynke of teares, as yet seeme to drop when I view them neere. The argument cruell chastitie, the Prologue hope, the Epilogue dispaire ; videte, quaeso, et linguis animisque fauete.
Page xxv - ... Muses, most rare Countesse of Pembroke thou art not to be omitted : whom Artes doe adore as a second...