Stratford on Avon

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J.M. Dent, 1904 - Stratford-upon-Avon (England) - 68 pages
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Page 67 - Here Hoitt, all his sports and labours past, Joins his loved master Somervile at last ; Together went they echoing fields to try, Together now, in silent dust, they lie. Servant and Lord, when once we yield our breath, Huntsman and poet, are alike to death.
Page 38 - Stranger, to whom this monument is shown, Invoke the poet's curse upon Malone ; Whose meddling zeal his barbarous taste betrays, And daubs his tombstone, as he mars his plays.
Page 37 - Shakespeare, at length thy pious fellows give The world thy works: thy works by which out-live Thy tomb thy name must: When that stone is rent, And time dissolves thy Stratford monument, Here we alive shall view thee still. This book, When brass and marble fade, shall make thee look Fresh to all ages...
Page 30 - I loved the man, and do honour his memory, on this side idolatry, as much as any. He was indeed honest, and of an. open and free nature ; had an excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions...
Page 55 - hapless fate, undaunted earl ; Where from her fruitful urn Avona pours Her kindly torrent on the thirsty glebe, And pillages the hills t'enrich the plains ; On whose luxuriant banks flowers of all hues Start up spontaneous ; and the teeming soil With hasty shoots prevents its owner's prayer : The...
Page 31 - ... which serves it in the office of a wall, or as a moat defensive to a house, against the envy of less happier lands; this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, this land of such dear souls, this dear dear land...
Page 67 - Of different casts, to fill its changeful scene : But all the merit that we justly prize, Not in the part, but in the acting lies. And, as the lyre, so may the Huntsman's horn Fame's trumpet rival, and his name adorn.
Page 37 - Shakspeare, which stood there, in rude but lively fashion depicted, to the very colour of the cheek, the eye, the eye-brow, hair, the very dress he used to wear — the only authentic testimony we had, however imperfect, of these curious parts and parcels of him. They covered him over with a coat of...
Page 27 - He told me the park from which Shakspeare stole the buck was not that which surrounds Charlecote, but belonged to a mansion at some distance, where Sir Thomas Lucy resided at the time of the trespass. The tradition went, that they hid the buck in a barn, part of which was standing a few years ago, but now totally decayed.

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