The School of Abuse

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Reprinted for the Shakespeare Society, 1841 - Theater - 51 pages
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Page xii - Deft, and her said husband for all the service and slavery aforesaid, did some time in his life time execute some deed in writing, whereby he did (as these Defts are advised) settle the sum of £16 per ann., chargeable by way of annuity or rent charge out of some houses in or about the city of London, to be payable to this Deft and her said husband during their lives and the life of the longer liver of them ; and they did accordingly receive the said rent for some small time after the death of her...
Page 64 - It instructs him to fit his phrases to his action, and his action to his phrase, and his pronuntiation to them both.
Page xvi - Johnson, though his learned pen = Be dipt in Castaly, is still but Ben. = Fletcher and Webster, of that learned packe = None of the mean'st, yet neither was but Jacke. = Deckers but Tom ; nor May, nor Middleton. = And hee's now but Jacke Foord, that once were® John.
Page xi - QUIPPES for Upstart Newfangled Gentlewomen. Or, a Glasse to view the Pride of vainglorious Women. Containing a Pleasant invective against the Fantastical Forreigne Toyes dayly vsed in Womens Apparell.
Page xv - Mario, renown'd for his rare art and wit, Could ne're attaine beyond the name of Kit; Although his Hero and Leander did Merit addition rather.
Page 21 - ... so bewitching a thing is lively and well-spirited action, that it hath power to new-mold the harts of the spectators, and fashion them to the shape of any noble and notable attempt.
Page 62 - I know, much offended with M. Jaggard (that altogether unknowne to him) presumed to make so bold with his name.
Page 52 - Thirdly, plays have made the ignorant more apprehensive,* taught the unlearned the knowledge of many famous histories, instructed such as cannot read in the discovery* of all our English chronicles; and what man have you now of that weak capacity that cannot discourse of any notable thing recorded even from William the Conqueror, nay, from the landing of Brute, until this day...
Page 21 - What English prince, should hee hehold the true portrature of that famous King Edward the Third, foraging France, taking so great a king captive in his owne country, quartering the English lyons with the French flower-delyce, and would not bee suddenly inflam'd with so royale a spectacle, being made apt and fit for the like achievement.
Page 53 - Brute, untill this day? beeing possest of their true use, for or because playes are writ with this ayme, and carryed with this methode, to teach their subjects obedience to their king, to shew the people the untimely ends of such as have moved tumults, commotions, and insurrections, to present them with the flourishing estate of such as live in obedience, exhorting them to allegeance, dehorting them from all trayterous and fellonious stratagems.