Thomas Heywood

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Vizetelly, 1888 - English drama - 427 pages
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Page iv - What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! Heard words that have been So nimble and so full of subtle flame As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life.
Page 64 - Master Cranwell, Oft hath she made this melancholy wood (Now mute and dumb for her disastrous chance) Speak sweetly many a note, sound many a strain To her own ravishing voice ; which being well strung, What pleasant strange airs have they jointly rung ! — Post with it after her.
Page 394 - Pack, clouds, away, and welcome, day ! With night we banish sorrow ; Sweet air, blow soft ; mount, lark, aloft, To give my love good-morrow. Wings from the wind, to please her mind, Notes from the lark I'll borrow ; Bird, prune thy wing, nightingale, sing, To give my love good-morrow.
Page 71 - Frankford, well; but shall be better, I hope, within this hour. Will you vouchsafe (Out of your grace and your humanity) To take a spotted strumpet by the hand ? Frank.
Page x - Bastard without a father to acknowledge it ; true it is that my plays are not exposed to the world in volumes, to bear the title of works (as others *) : one reason is, that many of them by shifting and change of companies, have been negligently lost. Others of them are still retained in the hands of some actors, who think it against their peculiar profit to have them come in print, and a third that it never was any great ambition in me to be in this kind voluminously read.
Page 57 - Thy name's recorded in the book of life, I charge thee never after this sad day To see me or to meet me ; or to send By word, or writing, gift, or otherwise, To move me, by thyself, or by thy friends ; Nor challenge any part in my two children.
Page xi - Did throng the seats, the boxes, and the stage ; So much, that some by Stenography drew The plot, put it in print, (scarce one word true...
Page vii - ... not inferior to him. Generosity, courtesy, temperance in the depths of passion; sweetness, in a word, and gentleness; Christianism ; and true hearty Anglicism of feelings, shaping that Christianism ; shine throughout his beautiful writings in a manner more conspicuous than in those of Shakspeare, but only more conspicuous, inasmuch as in Heywood these qualities are primary, in the other subordinate to poetry.
Page 46 - From them this action had deserved my life : And from a stranger more ; because from such There is less execution of good deeds. But he, nor father, nor ally, nor friend, More than a stranger, both remote in blood And in his heart...
Page 179 - Each one begins to apprehend the danger, And to look out for safety. Fly, saith one, Up to the main...

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