The Plays of Philip Massinger: With Notes, Critical and Explanatory

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H.B. Mahn, 1860 - 529 pages

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Page 2 - Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty: For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you; I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and necessities.
Page 10 - I'll set that day, Which gave thee to me. Little did I hope To meet such worlds of comfort in thyself, This little, pretty body, when I coming Forth of the temple, heard my...
Page 201 - I might still, And without observation, or envy, As I have done, continued my delights With you, that are alone, in my esteem, The abstract of society : we might walk In solitary groves, or in choice gardens ; From the variety of curious flowers Contemplate nature's workmanship, and wonders : And then, for change, near to the murmur of Some bubbling fountain, I might hear you sing, And, from the well-tuned accents of your tongue, In my imagination conceive With what melodious harmony a quire Of angels...
Page 369 - And the lands ; were he once married to the widow — I have him here — I can scarce contain myself, I am so full of joy, nay, joy all over.
Page 391 - Twas no fantastic object, but a truth, A real truth, no dream. I did not slumber ; And could wake ever with a brooding eye To gaze upon't ! it did endure the touch, I saw, and felt it. Yet what I beheld And handled oft, did so transcend belief (My wonder and astonishment pass'd o'er) I faintly could give credit to my senses. Thou dumb magician, (To the Key.) That without a charm Didst make my entrance easy, to possess What wise men wish and toil for. Hermes...
Page 10 - My sweet-faced, godly beggar-boy, crave an alms. Which with glad hand I gave, with lucky hand ; And when I took thee home, my most chaste bosom Methought was filled with no hot wanton fire.
Page xv - To our most loving friend, Mr. Philip Hinchlow, esquire, These, " Mr. Hinchlow, " You understand our unfortunate extremitie, and I doe not thincke you so void of cristianitie but that you would throw so much money into the Thames as wee request now of you, rather than endanger so many innocent lives.
Page 25 - tis that I lose it To win a better : even thy malice serves To me but as a ladder to mount up To such a height of happiness, where I shall Look down with scorn on thee, and on the world ; Where, circled with true pleasures, placed above The reach of death or time, 'twill be my glory To think at what an easy price I bought it.
Page 74 - I come not, emperor, to invade thy mercy, By fawning on thy fortune ; nor bring with me Excuses or denials. I profess, And with a good man's confidence, even this instant That I am in thy power, I was thine enemy ; Thy deadly and vow'd enemy : one that wish'd Confusion to thy person and estates ; And with my utmost powers, and deepest counsels, Had they been truly follow'd, further'd it.
Page 177 - Of his dear parent, numbering every hour He lives, as tedious to him ; if there be, Among the auditors, one whose conscience tells him He is of the same mould, — WE CANNOT HELP IT. Or, bringing on the stage a loose adulteress, That...

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