The Works of Thomas Middleton, Volume 7

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J.C. Nimno, 1886 - English drama
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Page 18 - Together both, ere the high lawns appear'd Under the opening eye-lids of the morn, We drove a-field, and both together heard What time the gray-fly winds her sultry horn, Batt'ning our flocks with the fresh dews of night, Oft till the star that rose, at ev'ning, bright Toward Heav'ns descent had slop'd his westering wheel.
Page 266 - Now for the fruits then: Flow forth, precious spring, So long and dearly sought for, and now bring Comfort to all that love thee, loudly sing, And with thy crystal murmurs strook together, Bid all thy true well-wishers welcome hither.
Page 264 - Long have we labour'd, long desir'd, and pray'd For this great work's perfection ; and by th' aid Of Heaven and good men's wishes, 'tis at length Happily conquered, by cost, art, and strength.
Page 413 - Astronomers and star-gazers this year, Write but of four eclipses — five appear : Death interposing Burbage, and their staying, Hath made a visible eclipse of playing.
Page 265 - And where (before) many just complaints Enviously seated, caused oft restraints, Stops and great crosses to our master's charge, And the work's hindrance : favour now at large Spreads itself open to him, and commends, To admiration both his pains and ends. The King's most gracious love. Perfection draws Favour from princes, and (from all) applause.
Page 280 - Arms, approached the Prince's table, and with a loud and audible voice proclaimed the King's style in Latin, French, and English, thrice ; and the Prince's, in like manner, twice : then the trumpets sounding, the second course came in ; and dinner done, that day's solemnity ceased.
Page 44 - Republica Ecclesiastica, which he afterwards printed at London. Bedell took the freedom which he allowed him, and corrected many ill applications of texts of Scripture, and quotations of fathers. For that prelate, being utterly ignorant of the Greek tongue, could not but be guilty of many mistakes both in the one and the other...
Page 114 - If you'll persist still in your devil's part, Present him as you should do, and let one That carries up the goodness of the play Come in that habit, and I'll speak with him ; Then will the parts be fitted, and the spectators...
Page 239 - Sir Thomas Middleton, grocer, and mayor in 1613," says Herbert, in his History of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of London, " was nearly the first who attempted an emblematical and scenic representation of his company, in a water spectacle, consisting (in imitation of the pageant mentioned to have been exhibited by Sir John Wells to Henry VI.*) of ' five islands, artfully garnished with all manner of Indian fruit trees, drugges, spiceries, and the like; the middle island having a faire castle...

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