The Pilgrimage to Parnassus: With the Two Parts of The Return from Parnassus

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William Dunn Macray
Clarendon Press, 1886 - English drama - 160 pages
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Page 141 - Bur. I like your face, and the proportion of your body for Richard the 3. I pray M. Phil, let me see you act a little of it. Phil. Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by the sonne of Yorke, Bur.
Page 140 - Pcrnassus. [j. an. 1602. he one of peace, the other of tranquility : two states of warre, the one of discord, the other of dissention : two states of an incorporation, the one of the Aldermen, the other of the Brethren : two states of...
Page 138 - Dick, but the slaves are somewhat proud ; and besides, it is a good sport in a part to see them never speak in their walk, but . at the end of the stage, just as though in walking with a fellow we should never speak but at a stile, a gate, or a ditch, where a man can go no further.
Page 22 - Enter DROMO, drawing a clowne in 'with a rope. Clowne. What now? thrust a man into the commonwealth whether hee will or noe? what the devill should I doe here ? Dromo. Why, what an ass art thou! dost thou not knowe a playe cannot be without a clowne ? Clownes have bene thrust into playes by head and shoulders ever since Kempe could make a scurvey face; and therefore reason thou shouldst be drawne in with a cart-rope.
Page 139 - But be merry, my lads; you have happened upon the most excellent vocation in the world for money. They come north and south to bring it to our playhouse; and for honours, who of more report than Dick Burbage and Will Kemp?
Page 144 - And treades us downe in groveling misery. England affordes those glorious vagabonds, That carried earst their fardels on their backes, Coursers to ride on through the gazing streetes, Sooping it in their glaring Satten sutes, And Pages to attend their maisterships : With mouthing words that better wits have framed, They purchase lands, and now Esquiers are made.
Page 138 - I [Ay] and Ben lonson too. O that Ben lonson is a pestilent fellow, he brought vp Horace giuing the Poets a pill, but our fellow Shakespeare hath given him a purge that made him beray his credit :
Page 63 - Let this duncified worlde esteeme of Spencer and Chaucer, Tle worshipp sweet Mr. Shakspeare, and to honoure him will lay his Venus and Adonis under my pillowe...
Page 110 - ... to his meate when the Bell rings, one that hath a peculiar gift in a cough, and a licence to spit : or if you will haue him defined by negatiues.
Page 22 - Why, if thou canst but drawe thy mouth awrye, laye thy legg over thy staffe, sawe a peece of cheese asunder with thy dagger, lape up drinke on the earth, I warrant thee theile laughe mightilie.

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