Gascoigne's Princely Pleasures, with the Masque: Intended to Have Been Presented Before Queen Elizabeth, at Kenilworth Castle in 1575

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J. H. Burr, 1821 - English drama - 104 pages
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Page 76 - A CHILD OF QUEEN ELIZABETH'S CHAPEL. Weep with me all you that read This little story : And know, for whom a tear you shed Death's self is sorry : "Twas a child that so did thrive In grace and feature, As heaven and nature seem'd to strive Which own'd the creature.
Page 77 - the Parcae thought him one He play'd so truly. So, by error, to his fate They all consented ; But viewing him since, alas, too late ! They have repented ; And have sought, to give new birth, In baths to steep him ; But being much too good for earth, Heaven vows to keep him. Ben
Page 91 - The flower in ripened bloom unmatched Must fall the earliest prey ; Though by no hand untimely snatched, The leaves must drop away : And yet it were a greater grief To watch it withering, leaf by leaf, Than see it plucked to-day ; Since earthly eye but ill can bear To trace the change to foul from fair.
Page 78 - many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose-quills, and dare scarce come thither. " Ham. What, are they children ? who maintains them ? how are they escoted * 1 will they pursue the quality no longer than they can sing ?
Page 96 - the like had ye in the house of every Nobleman of honour or good worship, were he spiritual or temporal. The Mayor of London, and either of the Sheriffs, had their several Lords of Mis-rule, ever contending, without quarrel or offence, who should make the rarest pastime to delight the beholders. These Lords, beginning their rule at
Page 98 - suche a confused noise, that no man can heare his owne voice. Then the foolishe people, they looke, they stare, they laugh, they fleere, and mount upon formes and pewes, to see these goodly pageauntes, solemnised in this sort. Then after this, aboute the Churche they goe againe and againe, and so forthe into the
Page 77 - Years he number'd scarce thirteen When fates turn'd cruel, Yet three fill'd Zodiacs had he been The stage's jewel ; And did act, what now we moan, Old men so duly, That the Parcae thought him one He
Page 96 - continued the same till the morrow after the Feast of the Purification, commonly called Candlemas-day : in which space there were fine and subtle disguisings, masks, and mummeries, with playing at cards for counters, nayles, and points in every house, more for pastime than for gaine.
Page xxi - of the wel imployed life, and godly end of GEORGE GASKOIGNE, Esquire, who deceassed at Stalmford in Lincolne Shire, the 7 of October 1577. The reporte of GEOR. WHETSTONS, Gent, an eye witnes of his Godly and charitable End in this .world.
Page 92 - Ride thou unto the horsemen on yon hill ; If they will fight with us, bid them come down, Or void the field ; they do offend our sight.

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