The Marriage of Wit and Wisdom: An Ancient Interlude

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James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps
Shakespeare society, 1846 - English drama - 147 pages
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Page 69 - Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth. And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion.
Page 113 - Jewells found about her, she was knowen to be Leontes daughter and was then 16. yers old. Remember also the rog that cam in all tottered like...
Page 111 - Walworth the major of London, & soe he and his wholle Army was overthrowen. Therfore in such a case or the like, never admit any party, wt'tA-out a bar betwen, for A man cannot be so wise, nor kepe him selfe to safe.
Page 114 - Cimbalim, stolen from him when they were but 2 yers old by an old man whom Cymbalin banished, and he kept them as his own sonns 20 yers with him in A cave.
Page 85 - Elder times haue vs'd ye same, Though these new ones get ye name, So in story whats now told That takes not part with days of old ? Then to prove times mutuall glorye ioyne new times love to old times storye.
Page ix - Now, for as much as in these latter days, Throughout the whole world in every land, Vice doth increase, and virtue decays, Iniquity having the upper hand; We therefore intend, good gentle audience, A pretty short interlude to play at this present, Desiring your leave and quiet silence, To show the same, as is meet and expedient, It is called The Marriage of Wit and Wisdom...
Page 15 - Wold God that I might hap to hit Upon some good resort, Some pleasant pastime for to find, And use some better sporte. Idlenes. Mary, no better; I am even as fitt 90 For that purpose as a rope for a theefe. And you will be lusty, cry "hay!
Page 108 - For every man takes pepper f the nose For the waggynge of a strawe, God knowse, With every waverynge wynd that blowese. With mace I mene to make an end, For after pepper lyghtly, The maces many men do send, That glyster fayre and bryghtlye ; And he that meetethe with that mace, Is sure to have a restynge place, Tyll the law and he have tryde the case. Then Jake a Lent comes justlynge in With the hedpeece of a herynge ; And saythe, repent yowe of yower syn, For shame, syrs, leve yower...
Page 33 - ... patch ! IDLENIS. Yes, I knowe it is ether Snatch or Catch. But in faith, gentell theaues, I goe still a-muming, Although it be ether Without pipe or druminge. Here shall WIT pul of the sheet, saying, WIT. How sayest thou now ? Canst thou not see ? I pray the tell me, Dost thou know me ? IDLNIS.