Comments on the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher: With an Appendix, Containing Some Further Observations on Shakespeare, Extended to the Late Editions of Malone and Steevens

V. Griffiths, 1798 - 467 pages

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Page 49 - So many mermaids, tended her i' the eyes, And made their bends adornings ; at the helm A seeming mermaid steers; the silken tackle Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands That yarely frame the office. From the barge A strange invisible perfume hits the sense Of the adjacent wharfs. The city cast Her people out upon her, and Antony, Enthron'd i...
Page 4 - Nay, himself, with long and continual counterfeiting, and with oft telling a lie, was turned by habit almost into the thing he seemed to be ; and from a liar to a believer.
Page 11 - Thou art not certain ; For thy complexion shifts to strange effects, After the moon. If thou art rich, thou art poor ; For, like an ass whose back with ingots bows, Thou bear'st thy heavy riches but a journey, And death unloads thee. Friend hast thou none; For thine own bowels, which do call thee sire, The mere effusion of thy proper loins, Do curse the gout, serpigo...
Page 54 - Women are angels, wooing : Things won are done ; joy's soul lies in the doing : That she belov'd knows nought that knows not this : Men prize the thing ungain'd more than it is : That she was never yet that ever knew Love got so sweet as when desire did sue. Therefore this maxim out of love I teach : Achievement is command ; ungain'd, beseech...
Page 181 - God loves from Whole to Parts: but human soul Must rise from Individual to the Whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace; His country next; and next all human race; Wide and more wide, th...
Page 240 - And yet she sware, and yet why did she swear ? Truly I cannot tell, unless it were For her own ease ; for sure sometimes an oath, Being sworn thereafter, is like cordial broth : And this it was she swore, never to marry, But such a one whose mighty arm could carry (As meaning me, for I am...
Page 90 - Therefore doth heaven divide The state of man in divers functions, Setting endeavour in continual motion ; To which is fixed, as an aim or butt, Obedience : for so work the honey-bees, Creatures that by a rule in nature teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
Page 45 - Oh great corrector of enormous times, Shaker of o'er-rank states, thou grand decider Of dusty and old titles, that heal'st with blood The earth when it is sick, and curest the world 0' the plurisy of people; I do take Thy signs auspiciously, and in thy name To my design march boldly.
Page 394 - ... marble, two fountains that spout water one round the other like a pyramid, upon which are perched small birds that stream water out of their bills : In the grove of Diana is a very agreeable fountain, with Actaeon turned into a stag, as he was sprinkled by the goddess and her nymphs, with inscriptions.
Page 7 - I must put in for that, since out tried friendship Hath lasted from our infancy. Belg. I have served Under your command, and you have seen me fight, And handsomely, though I say it ; and if now, At this downright game, I may but hold your cards, I '11 not pull down the side '. Malef.

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