Representative English Comedies: With Introductory Essays and Notes, an Historical View of Our Earlier Comedy and Other Monographs by Various Writers, Volume 2

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Charles Mills Gayley
Macmillan, 1913 - English drama (Comedy)
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Page 401 - O now, for ever, Farewell the tranquil mind ! Farewell content ! Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue ! O, farewell ! Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner ; and all quality. Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war ! And O, you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell ! Othello's occupation's gone ! lago.
Page 288 - Three years, but we have reach'd it in ten months. This is the day, wherein, to all my friends, I will pronounce the happy word, BE RICH; THIS DAY YOU SHALL BE SPECTATISSIMI.
Page 41 - So would not I in any bastard's, brother, As it is like he is, although I knew Myself his father. But you said you had somewhat To tell me, gentle brother: what is't, what is't?
Page 400 - Shakespeare puts them all down, aye, and Ben Jonson too. O that Ben Jonson is a pestilent fellow, he brought up Horace giving the Poets a pill, but our fellow Shakespeare hath given him a purge that made him bewray his credit.
Page 283 - And I would know by art, sir, of your worship, Which way I should make my door, by necromancy, And where my shelves ; and which should be for boxes, And which for pots. I would be glad to thrive, sir : And I was wish'd* to your worship by a gentleman, One Captain Face, that says you know men's planets. And their good angels, and their bad.
Page 125 - tis odds but half the Audience would have sided with the Character and have Condemn'd the Author for Exposing a Humour which was neither Remarkable nor Ridiculous. Besides, the distance of the Stage requires the Figure represented to be something larger than the Life; and sure a Picture may have Features larger in Proportion, and yet be very like the Original.
Page 270 - Never been known, past equi clibanum, The heat of horse-dung, under ground, in cellars, Or an ale-house darker than deaf John's ; been lost To all mankind, but laundresses and tapsters, Had not I been.
Page 331 - The best attendance, the best drink, sometimes Two glasses of canary, and pay nothing; The purest linen, and the sharpest knife, The partridge next his trencher; and somewhere The dainty bed, in private, with the dainty. You shall ha...
Page 295 - gainst the epilepsy: And I will eat these broths with spoons of amber, Headed with diamond and carbuncle.
Page 541 - I tell thee, Clare, his blood is good and cleere, As the best drop that panteth in thy veines: But for this...

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