The Complete Works of John Lyly, Volume 2

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Clarendon Press, 1902
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Page 569 - We men may say more, swear more : but, indeed, Our shows are more than will ; for still we prove Much in our vows, but little in our love. Duke. But died thy sister of her love, my boy ? Vio. I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too ; — and yet I know not : — Sir, shall I to this lady ? Duke.
Page 422 - With that he cried and beat his breast; For, lo! along the river's bed A mighty eygre reared his crest, And uppe the Lindis raging sped. It swept with thunderous noises loud; Shaped like a curling snow-white cloud, Or like a demon in a shroud. And rearing Lindis backward pressed Shook all her trembling bankes amaine; Then madly at the eygre's breast Flung uppe her weltering walls again.
Page 544 - They say, miracles are past ; and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar things supernatural and causeless. Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors ; ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear.
Page 553 - When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound; But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough.
Page 531 - Roges me quid aut quale sit deus, auctore utar Simonide, de quo cum quaesivisset hoc idem tyrannus Hiero, deliberandi sibi unum diem postulavit ; cum idem ex eo postridie quaereret, biduum petivit ; cum saepius duplicaret numerum dierum admiransque Hiero requireret cur ita faceret, ' Quia quanto diutius considero,' inquit, ' tanto mihi res videtur obscurior.
Page 239 - The old man is sober; the young man rash; the lover triumphing in joys; The matron grave; the harlot wild, and full of wanton toys: Which all in one course they no wise do agree, So correspondent to their kind their speeches ought to be. Which speeches...
Page 248 - Time hath confounded our minds, our minds the matter; but all cometh to this pass, that what heretofore hath been served in several dishes for a feast, is now minced in a charger for a Gallimaufry. If we present a mingle-mangle, our fault is to be excused, because the whole world is become an Hodge-podge.
Page 239 - In comedies the greatest skill is this : rightly to touch All things to the quick, and eke to frame each person so That by his common talk you may his nature rightly know.
Page 282 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made, When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! — Scarce were the piteous accents said, When, with the Baron's casque, the maid To the nigh streamlet ran.
Page 330 - It is thought wonderful among the seamen that mugil, of all fishes the swiftest, is found in the belly of the bret, of all the slowest, and shall it not seem monstrous...

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