The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher, Volume 2

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G. Routledge, 1883
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Page 489 - Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
Page 90 - I'll come in midst of all thy pride and mirth, Invisible to all men but thyself, And whisper such a sad tale in thine ear Shall make thee let the cup fall from thy hand, And stand as mute and pale as death itself.
Page 79 - When it was grown to dark midnight, And all were fast asleep, In came Margaret's grimly ghost, And stood at William's feet.
Page 76 - I cannot tell, unless it were For her own ease ; for, sure, sometimes an oath, Being sworn thereafter, is like cordial broth ; And this it was she swore, never to marry But such a one whose mighty arm could carry (As meaning me, for I am such a one) Her bodily away, through stick and stone, Till both of us arrive, at her request, Some ten miles off, in the wild Waltham-forest.
Page 75 - Farewell, good wife; I expect it not: all I have to do in this world, is to be merry; which I shall, if the ground be not taken from me ; and if it be, [Sings. When earth and seas from me are reft, The skies aloft for me are left.
Page 85 - Look, George, the little boy's come again : methinks he looks something like the Prince of Orange in his long stocking, if he had a little harness about his neck. George, I will have him dance fading. — Fading is a fine jig, I'll assure you, gentlemen. — Begin, brother. [Boy dances.] Now 'a capers, sweetheart! — Now a turn o' the toe, and then tumble ! cannot you tumble, youth ? Boy.
Page 46 - I have seen these Britons, that you magnify, Run as they would have out-run time, and roaring, Basely for mercy roaring ; the light shadows, That in a thought scur o'er the fields of corn, Halted on crutches to 'em.
Page 79 - Am to this castle well by fortune brought; Where, hearing of the goodly entertain Your knight of holy order of the Bell Gives to all damsels and all errant knights, I thought to knock, and now am bold to enter.
Page 82 - Hath tried his prowess, and come off with shame ; And where I would not have you lose your life Against no man, but furious fiend of hell. Ralph. Speak on, sir knight ; tell what he is and where : For here I vow, upon my blazing badge, Never to blaze...
Page 89 - ... play, Do kiss sometimes upon the grass, and sometimes in the hay. Now butter with a leaf of sage is good to purge the blood; Fly Venus and phlebotomy, for they are neither good. Now little fish on tender stone begin to cast their bellies...

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