The School of Shakspere: Histrio-mastix; or, The player whipt. The prodigal son. Jacke Drums entertainement. A warning for faire women. Faire Em, the miller's daughter of Manchester. An account of Robert Greene, his life and works, and his attacks on Shakspere and the players. Index and glossary

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Richard Simpson
Chatto and Windus, 1878

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Page 208 - I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play, Have by the very cunning of the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.
Page 373 - Yes, trust them not: for there is an upstart crow beautified with our feathers, that with his tiger's heart, wrapt in a player's hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes factotum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country.
Page 348 - It is a common practice now-a-days, amongst a sort of shifting companions that run through every art and thrive by none, to leave the trade of Noverint, whereto they were born, and busy themselves with the endeavors of art, that could scarcely Latinize their neck-verse if they should have need; yet English Seneca, read by candle-light, yields many good sentences, as blood is a beggar...
Page 237 - A Warning for Faire Women, containing The most Tragicall and Lamentable Murther of Master George Sanders, of London, Marchant, nigh Shooters Hill ; consented unto by his owne wife, acted by M. Browne, Mistris Drewry and Trusty Roger, agents therin : with thier seuerall ends.
Page 373 - Yes, trust them not; for there is an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that, with his Tygers heart wrapt in a Players hide, supposes he is as well able to bumbast out a blanke verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes Factotum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrie.
Page 374 - I cannot so fully bequeath them to folly as their idiot art-masters that intrude themselves to our ears as the alchemists of eloquence, who, mounted on the stage of arrogance, think to outbrave better pens with the swelling bombast of a bragging blank verse.
Page 373 - ... let those apes imitate your past excellence, and never more acquaint them with your admired inventions! I know the best husband of you all will never prove an usurer, and the kindest of them all...
Page 371 - To those Gentlemen his Quondam acquaintance, that spend their wits in making Plays, RG wisheth a better exercise, and wisdom to prevent his extremities.
Page 368 - I think this was simple abusing of Scripture. In charity be it spoken, I am persuaded the sexton of St. Giles without Cripplegate would have been ashamed of such blasphemous rhetoric.
Page 376 - reputed able at my proper cost to build a windmill. What though the world once went hard with me, when I was fain to carry my...

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