The Hector of Germanie: Or, The Palsgrave Prime Elector

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Pub. for the University, 1906 - 146 pages
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Page 20 - James on his journey from Theobalds to London, and was knighted with the other aldermen at Whitehall, in July following. In 1612 he accused the farmers of the customs of defrauding the king of more than 70,000 a year, " but upon ripping up the matter they went away acquitted, and he commended for his good meaning to the king's service.
Page 145 - Over thy wounds now do I prophesy, — Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips, To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue; — A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy...
Page 12 - in our own days, thus decided the choice. How rudimentary may be judged from the following letter: — "To Phil. Hinchloe. — I have harde fyve shetes of a playe of the Conquest of the Indes, and I dow not doute but it wylle be a verye good playe ; tharefore I praye ye delyver them fortye shyllynges in earneste of it and take the papers into your one hands and on caster eve thaye promise to make an ende of all the reste. — Samuell Rowlye." Henslowe considering himself sufficiently informed about...
Page 69 - Our Author for himselfe, this bad me say, Although the Palsgraue be the name of th' Play, Tis not that Prince, which in this Kingdome late, Marryed the Mayden-glory of our state : What Pen dares be so bold in this strict age, To bring him while he liues vpon the Stage?
Page 36 - The last, worthless in the extreme, is, like many of the plays in the beginning of the seventeenth century, written to a good tune. The dramatic poets of that time seem to have possessed as joint-stock a highly poetical and abstract tone of language, so that the worst of them often remind you of the very best. The audience must have had a much stronger sense of poetry in those days than...
Page 34 - The score or so of early plays which profess to be founded on German history, treat it with an open contempt much beyond what is demanded by the most exclusive pursuit of scenic effect. Historic truth is not subordinated to dramatic truth, but simply ignored.
Page 21 - To us bring, Whilst we sing In a chorus altogether, Welcome, welcome, welcome hither. Goe on nobly, may thy name, Be as old and good as fame, Ever be remembred here, Whilst a blessing, or a teare Is in store, With the pore, So shall Swinnerton nere dye, But his vertues upward flye, And shall spring, Whilst we sing, In a chorus ceasing never, He is living, living ever.
Page 45 - I know not) it was in these more exquisite and refined times, to come to the press, and in such a forwardness ere it came to my knowledge, that it was past prevention ; and then knowing withall, that it came short...
Page 43 - Muses' rapture : further, we Have traffick'd by their help ; no history We have left unrifled ; our pens have been dipt, As well in opening each hid manuscript, As tracts more vulgar, whether read or sung In our domestic, or more foreign tongue. Of fairy elves, nymphs of the sea and land, The lawns...
Page 46 - Subject*, printed in 1637, but, as appears from the very noteworthy Epilogue, written at an early period in its author's career — Collier thinks shortly before 1600 *. The 1 ' Our Authority,' says one of the ' three in black clokes,' who speak the Prologue, ' is a Manuscript, a Booke writ in parchment : which not being publicke, nor generall in the Worlde ' was thought preferable to an ordinary winter's tale. 1 As to the ridicule cast upon this play, as the type of the favourite kind of City drama,...

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