Some account of Shirley and his writings. Commendatory verses on Shirley. Love tricks, or, The school of complement. The maid's revenge. The brothers. The witty fair one. The wedding

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Murray, 1833 - 1 pages
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Page 303 - But, for all that, Those words would sound more full, methinks, that are not So larded, and if I might counsel you, You should compose a sonnet clean without them : A row of stately substantives would march Like Switzers, and bear all the field before them ; Carry their weight, show fair, like deeds enroll'd, Not writs, that are first made, and after filled.
Page 181 - Let me look upon My sister now ; still she retains her beauty, Death has been kind to leave her all this sweetness. Thus in a morning have I oft saluted My sister in her chamber, sat upon Her bed, and talked of many harmless passages ; But now 'tis night, and a long night with her, I ne'er shall see these curtains drawn again, Until we meet in Heaven.
Page 368 - This is all I have to say at this time, and my own occasions not permitting my personal attendance, I have entreated a gentleman to deliver this testimony of my service ; many faults have escaped the press, which your judgment will no sooner find, than your mercy correct, by which you shall teach others a charity to your own volumes, though they be all errata* If you continue where * yourself, as 1 hear, having lately written a Tragedy] This alludes to the Histrio-mastix, the second title of which...
Page 165 - To one whom you have all heard talk of; Your fathers knew him well: one, who will never Give cause I should suspect him to forsake me ; A constant lover, one whose lips, though cold, Distil chaste kisses : though our bridal bed Be not adorn'd with roses, 'twill be green ; We shall have virgin laurel, cypress, yew, To make us garlands...
Page 305 - ... Transfix me, and can only cure the wound With the same eyes, if they but smile upon it. Chrys. I must not hear you plead thus ; you appear Nor friend to him, nor me : so fare you well. [Exit. Thor. \ am caught, by this good day I am, and know not How now to help myself : a handsome thing ! What a blind buzzard is this jackanapes, Cupid ! Pox of his bird-bolt! I'll not leave her : Yet I may be too forward ; I am punish'd. — Venus, thy pardon, I beseech thee, if thou Beest not hard-hearted, as...
Page 368 - ... comedy, which wanteth, I must confess, much of that ornament, which the stage and action lent it, for it comprehending also another play or interlude, personated by ladies, * I must refer to your imagination, the music, the songs, the dancing, and other varieties, which I know would have pleas'd you infinitely in the presentment.
Page 164 - I am compell'd to give away myself : Your hearts were promis'd, but he ne'er had mine. Am not I wretched too ? Ami. Alas, poor maid ! We two keep sorrow alive then ; but I prithee, When thou art married, love him, prithee love him, For he esteems thee well ; and once a day Give him a kiss for me : but do not tell him 'Twas Twas my desire ; perhaps 'twill fetch a sigh From him, and I had rather break my heart.
Page 172 - Till we have pray'd thee leave the strings awhile, And laid our ears close to thy ivory fingers, Suspecting all the harmony proceeded From their own motion, without the need Of any dull or passive instrument. No, Amidea, thou shalt not bear one scar To buy my life ; the sickle shall not touch A flower that grows so fair upon his stalk ; Thy...
Page 164 - Good heaven, I would it were ! my heart can tell, I take No joy in being his bride, none in your prayers ; You shall have my consent to have him still : I will resign my place, and wait on you, If you will marry him. Ami. Pray do not mock me, But if you do, I can forgive you too.
Page 368 - a comedy which wanteth, I must confess, much of that ornament which the stage and action lent it, for, it comprehending also another play or interlude, personated by ladies, I must refer to your imagination, the music, the songs, the dancing, and other varieties, which I know would have pleased you infinitely in the presentment.

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