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Page 134 - silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste Sonnet XXX,
Page 133 - Not all these, laid in bed majestical, Can sleep so soundly as the wretched slave Who, with a body fill'd and vacant mind, Gets him to rest, cramm'd
Page 296 - further experiences of the tragedy in 1667. On January 7th it stood well the test of familiarity, and though seen quite lately, "yet appears a most excellent play in all respects, but especially in divertisement, though it be deep tragedy; which
Page 297 - is a strange perfection in a tragedy, it being most proper here, and suitable". He is more explicit on April 19th following, when "Macbeth" had been played in hot weather to a small house; "which, though I have seen it often, yet it is one of the best plays for a stage, and variety of dancing and musique, that I ever saw".
Page 303 - thirty warbling voyces gott." 1 ) Duffet, who, with equal assiduity and scurrilousness, kept burlesquing the Dorset Gardens spectacles at Drury Lane, wrote (and printed in 1674) "an Epilogue spoken by witches, after the Mode of Macbeth. Perform'd with new and costly Machines, which were invented and managed by the most ingenious operator, Mr. Henry Wright, PGQ"
Page 205 - "The matter and manner of their tales, and of their telling, are so suited to their different educations, humors, and callings, that each of them would be improper in any other mouth."
Page 133 - in the eye of Phoebus, and all night Sleeps in Elysium; next day after dawn, Doth rise and help Hyperion to his horse
Page 76 - in spight of Colin and Hobbinoll, that she is a gentlewoman of no meane house, nor endued with any vulgar and common giftes, both of nature and manners: but such in deede, as neede neither Colin be ashamed to have her made knowne by his verses, nor