Dramatic Works, Volume 2

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Page 29 - He must be more than subject who can utter The language of a king, and such is thine. Take this for answer, be whate'er thou art, Thou never shalt repent that thou hast put Thy cause and person into my protection.
Page 103 - Perkin, we are inform'd, is arm'd to die; In that we'll honour him. Our lords shall follow To see the execution; and from hence We gather this fit use, — that public states, As our particular bodies, taste most good In health when purged of corrupted blood.
Page 90 - Life to the king, and safety fix his throne! I here present you, royal sir, a shadow Of majesty, but, in effect, a substance Of pity, a young man, in nothing grown To ripeness, but the ambition of your mercy : Perkin, the Christian world's strange wonder.
Page 100 - Kath. By this sweet pledge of both our souls, I swear To die a faithful widow to thy bed ; Not to be forced or won : oh, never, never!5 Enter SURREY, DAWBENEY, HUNTLEY, and CRAWFORD.
Page 102 - tis but a sound ; a name of air ; A minute's storm ; or not so much : to tumble From bed to bed, be massacred alive By some physicians for a month or two, In hope of freedom from a fever's torments, Might stagger manhood ; here, the pain is past 1 [Half a page omitted.] * [Two lines omitted.] Ere sensibly 'tis felt.
Page 93 - To Digby, the Lieutenant of the Tower : With safety let them be convey'd to London. It is our pleasure no uncivil outrage, Taunts or abuse be suffer'd to their persons ; They shall meet fairer law than they deserve. Time may restore their wits, whom vain ambition Hath many years distracted. War. Noble thoughts Meet freedom in captivity : the Tower,— Our childhood's dreadful nursery ! K.
Page 447 - I embrace thee With all the love I have. Forget the stain Of my unwitting sin : and then I come A crystal virgin to thee. My soul's purity Shall, with bold wings, ascend the doors of mercy ; For innocence is ever her companion. frank.
Page 455 - Banks. So, sir, ever since, having a dun cow tied up in my back-side, let me go thither, or but cast mine eye at her, and if I should be hanged I cannot choose, though it be ten times in an hour, but run to the cow, and taking up her tail, kiss — saving your worship's reverence — my cow behind, that the whole town of Edmonton has been ready to bepiss themselves with laughing me to scorn.
Page 181 - Crabbed age and youth cannot live together: Youth is full of pleasance, age is full of care; Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather; Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare. Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; Youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild and age is tame. Age, I do abhor thee; youth, I do adore thee: O my love, my love is young!
Page 91 - Of majesty be darken'd, let the sun Of life be hid from me, in an eclipse Lasting and universal ! Sir, remember There was a shooting in of light, when Richmond, Not aiming at a crown, retir'd, and gladly, For comfort to the duke of Bretagne's court.

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