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Page 17 - Tarlton a sound boxe indeed, which made the people laugh the more because it was he. But anon the judge goes in, and immediately Tarlton in his clownes cloathes comes out, and askes the actors,
Page 230 - ... and exquisite actors for all matters, they were entertained into the service of divers great lords, out of which companies there were twelve of the best chosen, and, at the request of Sir Francis Walsingham, they were sworn the Queen's servants and were allowed wages and liveries as grooms of the chamber. And until this year 1583, the Queen had no players.
Page xxvii - for the maintenance and relief of himself and the rest of his company, being prohibited to present any plays publicly in or near London, by reason of great peril that might grow through the extraordinary concourse and assembly of people, to a new increase of the plague, till it shall please God to settle the city in a more perfect health.
Page 16 - God a mercy, horse !' In the end Tarlton, seeing the people laugh so, was angry inwardly, and said, ' Sir, had I the power of your horse, as you have, I would doe more than that.' 'Whate'er it be,' said Banks (to please him), 'I will charge him to do it.
Page 87 - Trie her, man, quoth hee ; fainte hart never woone fairelady ; and if shee will not be brought to the bent of your bowe, I will provide such a potion as shall dispatch all to your owne content ; and to give you further instructions for oportunitie, knowe that her husband is foorth every afternoone from three till sixe.
Page 44 - Made celebrated. this dumpe had an end: and forsooth upon Whitson monday last I would needs to the Theatre 1 to a play, where when I came, I founde such concourse of unrulye people, 2 that I thought it better solitary to walk in the fields, then to intermeddle myselfe amongst such a great presse. Feeding mine humour with this fancie I stept by dame Anne of Cleeres well, and went by the backside of Hogsdon, where, finding the sun to be hotte, and seeing a faire tree that had a coole shade, I sat me...