The Debate Between Pride and Lowliness

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Shakespeare Society, 1841 - 87 pages
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Page 33 - ... see, Which stoode one of the hindmost of the route, For soft, and no whit forthputting was hee; Full sunbrunt was his forehead and his snoute. A man aboute a fiftie yeeres of age: Of Kendall very course his coate was made. My thought of truth his face was an image; Upon his gyrdle hong a rustye blade. Full simple was thereof both haft and sheath; A strawen hatte he had upon his head, The which his chinne was fastened underneath: His cheekes dyd shew he earned well his bread. A payre of startuppes...
Page xiii - ... (Quip. 1592. Sign. B 3). However, Velvet-breeches ultimately consents, on condition that his right of challenge, as well as that of Cloth-breeches, is allowed. The following is the description of a tailor, the first juryman, after we have been told that ' piked he was, and handsome in his weede.
Page 19 - And to his hippes they sate full close and trym, And laced very costly every pane : Their lyning was of satten, as I wyn. His neather stockes of silke accordingly ; A velvet gyrdle rounde about his wast.
Page 67 - For who so shal esteeme his labour lost, That shal it reade, he may think therewithal, I lost more manifold, both paine and cost, Yet never greeved me ne never shal. For while I wrote this I dyd nothyng els, Save that I kept [my] mynd from idlenesse, The cause of harlottry, as Ovid tels : So wyl it them that read it, as I gesse, Better, I wys, then Amadis de Gaule, Or els the Pallas forced with Pleasure, Who though they promise honny yelden gale, And unto coales do turne theyr fained treasure. Or...
Page 35 - Yea, twoo or three thereto wyll scant suffice To judge of them and theyr indifference ; For secreete cause of favour maye arise, Which must be searched with great advertence, By such as have experience therein, And of adversitye have had theyr part : For who so beaten in the world hath bene, No further neede he take degree of art. With that they were content, and dyd agree To chose them tryers as I had thought meet. I asked them how many ? they sayde, three : In the name of God (quod I) so be it....
Page 9 - Amid two mighty hils on eyther side ; From whence a sweete streame downe dyd avale, And cleare as christal through the same did slide. Whiche to behold I had such great pleasure, That power had I none from thence to goe ; Consydered also that I had leasure, And in such place had never been or thoe. Till at the last, as I stood by this brooke, And on these matters mused in my minde, I chaunced up the hil to cast my looke, If happyly some people I might finde. And sodenly mee thought I had espied A...
Page 29 - Ne should above his learning have in charge ; For he should be the foreman of the twelve, And of their matter should enquire at large : And of such thinges as are in their knowledge, And of which no man can be ignoraunt, That liveth on this earth, I dare alledge. They were content all three, and didden graunt. Then came there other company a pase, By two and two togeather, three and three ; I sought to knowe some of them by their face, But I ne might, ne gesse what they should be. The fyrst three...
Page 86 - But I ne wyl, or will not, stay. Page 33, line 21. " Startups," from this description, were obviously very much like the lacing-boots or highlows still worn by peasants. They are mentioned in Middleton's " Family of Love," and by many other authorities. Cotgrave explains guestres as " startups, high shoes, or gamashes for country folks.
Page vi - Debate,' and it is doubtful if Greene, even in that day, knew who was the writer of it. That the offence Greene had committed, in this respect, was not discovered at the time, we have this evidence : — Greene and Gabriel Harvey were bitter enemies : the latter brought all sorts of charges against the former for calling him the son of a rope-maker, in the 'Quip for an Upstart Courtier'; and, if Harvey (a man extremely well versed in contemporary literature) had been aware of the fact that Greene's...

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