Sir Thomas More: A Play, Now First Printed

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Alexander Dyce
Shakespeare Society, 1844 - 118 pages

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Page iv - Society desire it to be understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications ; the Editors of the several works being alone responsible for the same.
Page 99 - Lieutenant out of the Tower, and from thence led towards the place of execution, where going up the scaffold, which was so weak that it was ready to fall, he said to Mr Lieutenant, " I pray you, I pray you, Mr Lieutenant, see me safe up, and for my coming down let me shift for myself.
Page 40 - Which we were born withal. Good God, good God, That I, from such an humble bench of birth, Should step as 'twere up to my country's head, And give the law out there...
Page xx - For strangers then did so increase, By reason of king Henry's queen, And privileg'd in many a place To dwell, as was in London seen. Poor tradesmen had small dealing then, And who but strangers bore the bell ? Which was a grief to Englishmen, To see them here in London dwell...
Page xxii - In saying so, the pearled tears Fell trickling from her princely eyes, Whereat his gentle queen he cheers, And says, " Stand up, sweet lady, rise ! The lives of them I freely give, No means this kindness shall debar, Thou hast thy boon, and they may live To serve me in my Boulogne war.
Page 59 - We would desire your honor but to stay a little; one of my fellowes is but run to Oagles for a long beard for young Witt, and heele be heere presently.
Page xxiii - We see on May-day's eve at night, To keep unruly youths in awe, By London's watch in armour bright. Still to prevent the like misdeed, Which once...
Page 115 - April, 1845 ; that we have examined the same, together with the vouchers in support thereof, and find the whole Account correct and satisfactory. And we further report that the following is a correct Abstract of the Receipts and Expenditure of the Society for the above period. RECEIPTS.
Page 75 - Madame, what aylea yee for to looke so sad ? Lady. Troth, sonne, I knowe not what; I am not sick, And yet I am not well. I would be merie; But somewhat lyes so heauie on my hart, I cannot chuse but sigh.
Page 72 - The emperour is a man of royall faith; 45 His looue vnto our soueraigne brings him downe From his emperiall seate, to marche in pay Vnder our English flagge, and weare the crosse, Like some high order, on his manly breast; Thus seruing, hees not maister of himselfe, 50 But, like a collonell commaunding other, Is by the generall ouer-awed himselfe.