The Gull's Hornbook: Stultorum Plena Sunt Omnia

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Reprinted for J.M. Gutch, 1812 - London (England) - 178 pages
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Page 31 - Sweet is the breath of Morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds : pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew ; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful Evening mild...
Page 143 - It shall crown you with rich commendation, to laugh aloud in the middest of the most serious and saddest scene of the terriblest tragedy ; and" to let that clapper, your tongue, be tossed so high that all the house may ring of it...
Page iv - THE HONEST WHORE : with the Humours of the Patient Man, and the Longing Wife; as it hath beene acted by her Majesties Servants with great applause.
Page 149 - Marry; if either the company or indisposition of the weather bind you to sit it out, my counsel is then that you turn plain ape. Take up a rush, and tickle the earnest ears of your fellow gallants, to make other fools fall...
Page 96 - Sir, believe me, upon my relation, for what I tell you, the world shall not reprove. I have been in the Indies, where this herb grows, where neither myself, nor a dozen gentlemen more of my knowledge, have received the taste of any other nutriment in the world, for the space of one and twenty weeks, but the fume of this simple only ; therefore, it cannot be but 'tis most divine.
Page 97 - For this withdrawing yourself a little will much benefit your suit, which else, by too long walking, would be stale to the whole spectators : but howsoever if Paul's jacks be once up with their elbows, and quarrelling to strike eleven ; as soon as ever the clock has parted them, and ended the fray with his hammer, let not the Duke's gallery contain you any longer...
Page 45 - While his young master lieth o'er his head. Second, that he do, on no default, Ever presume to sit above the salt. Third, that he never change his trencher twice. Fourth, that he use all common courtesies ; Sit bare at meals, and one half rise and wait.
Page 143 - ... in the other ; for, if you should bestow your person upon the vulgar, when the belly of the house is but half full, your apparel is quite eaten up, the fashion lost...
Page 60 - ... with an Empress, his heart cannot be at quiet till he leaves her embracements to be at rest with the other: yea, so greatly indebted are we to this kinsman of death, that we owe the better tributary, half of our life to him : and there is good cause why we should do so : for sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
Page 138 - ... coxcomb. By sitting on the stage you may, without travelling for it, at the very next door ask whose play it is ; and by that quest of inquiry the law warrants you to avoid much mistaking. If you know not the author, you may rail against him, and peradventure so behave yourself, that you may enforce the author to know you.

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