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Page 221 - I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them; Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity: And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover.
Page 220 - Lag of a brother? Why bastard? wherefore base? When my dimensions are as well compact, My mind as generous, and my shape as true, As honest madam's issue? Why brand they us With base? with baseness? bastardy? base, base?
Page 119 - Sibila lambebant linguis vibrantibus ora. DIFFUGIMUS visu exsangues : illi agmine certo Laocoonta petunt; et primum parva duorum Corpora natorum serpens amplexus uterque Implicat , et miseros morsu depascitur artus. Post ipsum , auxilio subeuntem ac tela ferentem Corripiunt , spirisque ligant ingentibus : et jam Bis medium amplexi , bis collo squamea circum Terga dati , superant capite et cervicibus altis.
Page 220 - Thou, nature, art my goddess ; to thy law My services are bound : Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom ; and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moon-shines Lag of a brother? Why bastard?
Page 202 - La bocca sparsa di natio cinabro; Quivi due filze son di perle elette, Che chiude ed apre un bello, e dolce labro: Quindi escon le cortesi parolette Da render molle ogni cor rozzo e scabro: Quivi si forma quel soave riso, Ch'apre a sua posta in terra il paradiso. Bianca neve è il bel collo, e...
Page 203 - Si vede al fin de la persona augusta II breve, asciutto e ritondetto piede. Gli angelici sembianti nati in cielo Non si .ponno celar sotto alcun velo.
Page 237 - Ex uno lapide eum et liberos draconumque mirabiles nexus de consilii sententia fecere summi artifices, Agesander et Polydorus et Athenodorus Rhodii.
Page 140 - ... it Ver et Venus et Veneris praenuntius ante pennatus graditur Zephyri vestigia propter, Flora quibus mater praespargens ante viai cuncta coloribus egregiis et odoribus opplet. 740 inde loci sequitur Calor aridus et comes una pulverulenta Ceres <et> etesia flabra Aquilonum. inde Autumnus adit, graditur simul Euhius Euan.
Page 184 - Optima torvae forma bovis, cui turpe caput, cui plurima cervix, et crurum tenus a mento palearia pendent ; tum longo nullus lateri modus; omnia magna, pes etiam; et camuris hirtae sub cornibus aures.
Page 185 - That not in fancy's maze he wander'd long, But stoop'd to Truth, and moraliz'd his song...

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