Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages, Volume 23

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Page 31 - Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine.
Page 32 - I'll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine ; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine. I sent thee late a rosy wreath, Not so much honouring thee...
Page lx - The thirsty earth soaks up the rain, And drinks, and gapes for drink again, The plants suck in the earth, and are With constant drinking fresh and fair.
Page 33 - Brother, 1640 (acted 1616?). rjRINK to-day, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do it to-morrow : Best, while you have it, use your breath; There is no drinking after death.
Page 69 - Whittington, which was pretty to see ; and how that idle thing do work upon people that see it, and even myself too ! And thence to Jacob Hall's dancing on the ropes, where I saw such action as I never saw before, and mightily worth seeing ; and here took acquaintance with a fellow that carried...
Page 62 - And he that will this health deny, Down among the dead men let him die. May love and wine their rites maintain, And their united pleasures reign, While Bacchus...
Page 67 - ... stage might be as much infested with mice, as the prince of the island was before the cat's arrival upon it; for which reason he would not permit it to be acted in his house. And indeed I cannot blame him : for, as he said very well upon that occasion, I do not hear that any of the performers in our opera pretend to equal the famous pied piper*, who made all the mice of a great town in Germany follow his...
Page 67 - Eich, the proprietor of the playhouse, very prudently considered, that it would be impossible for the cat to kill them all...
Page xxvii - Ye shall have rumney and malmesyne, Both ypocrasse, and vernage wyne, Mount rose and wyne of Greke, Both algrade, and respice eke, Antioche, and bastarde, Pyment also, and garnarde, Wyne of Greke, and muscadell, Both clare, pyment, and Rochell; The reed your stomake to defye, And pottes of Osey set you by.
Page 82 - Good dame, here at your door Our wassel we begin, We are all maidens poor, We pray now let us in, With our wassel. Our wassel we do fill With apples and with spice, Then grant us your good will To taste here once or twice Of our good wassel.

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