Brooke's "Romeus and Juliet": Being the Original of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

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Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1908 - 167 pages

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Page viii - Adonis with his amber tresses, Faire fire-hot Venus charming him to love her, Chaste Lucretia, virgine-like her dresses, Proud lust-stung Tarquine, seeking still to prove her...
Page 48 - Art thou quoth he a man ? thy shape saith, so thou art ; Thy crying, and thy weping eyes denote a womans hart. For manly reason is quite from of thy mynd outchased, And in her stead affections lewd and fancies highly placed : So that I stoode in doute, this howre (at the least) If thou a man or woman wert, or els a brutish beast.
Page 82 - Juliet, wher to he doth right willingly agree. The mother warnde before, her daughter doth prepare, She warneth and she chargeth her that in no wyse she spare Her...
Page 109 - And lest that length of time might from our myndes remove, The memory of so perfect, sound, and so approved love, The bodies dead removed from vaulte where they did dye, In stately tombe, on pillers great, of marble rayse they hye. On every syde above, were set and eke beneath, Great store of cunning Epitaphes, in honor of theyr death.
Page 136 - All places that the eye of heaven visits Are to a wise man ports and happy havens. Teach thy necessity to reason thus ; There is no virtue like necessity.
Page 161 - If I may trust the flattering truth of sleep, My dreams presage some joyful news at hand ; My bosom's lord sits lightly on his throne, And all this day an unaccustom'd spirit Lifts me above the ground with cheerful thoughts.
Page 93 - Take fiftie crownes of gold (quoth he) I geve them thee, So that before I part from hence thou straight deliver me, Somme poyson strong, that may in lesse than halfe an howre, Kill him whose wretched hap shalbe the potion to devowre.
Page 19 - For if you do intend my honor to defile, In error shall you wander still, as you have done this while. But if your thought be chaste and have on virtue ground, If wedlock be the end and mark which your desire hath found, Obedience set aside unto my parents due, 53?
Page 83 - What shall it boote her life, to languish still and mourne. The pleasures past before, she must account as gayne ; But if he doe retorne, what then ? — for one she shall have twayne. The one shall use her as his lawfull wedded wyfe, In wanton love, with equall joy the other leade his lyfe; And...
Page 99 - And then with all her force and strength the ded corps did embrace, As though with sighes, with sobs, with force, and busy payne, She would him rayse, and him restore from death to lyfe agayne...

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