The Dramatic Works of Massinger and Ford

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E. Moxon, 1840 - 450 pages

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Page xlii - Amid the groves, under the shadowy hills, The generations are prepared ; the pangs, The internal pangs, are ready ; the dread strife Of poor humanity's afflicted will Struggling in vain with ruthless destiny.
Page 281 - I'll make my men break ope his fences, Ride o'er his standing corn, and in the night Set fire on his barns, or break his cattle's legs : These trespasses draw on suits, and suits expenses, Which I can spare, but will soon beggar him.
Page xi - Underneath this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse: Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother. Death, ere thou hast slain another Fair and learn'd and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 279 - In a fair cause, and for their country's safety To run upon the cannon's mouth undaunted; To obey their leaders, and shun mutinies; To bear with patience the winter's cold And summer's scorching heat, and not to faint, When plenty of provision fails, with hunger; Are the essential parts make up a soldier, Not swearing, dice, or drinking.
Page 11 - Shall a peevish sound, A customary form, from man to man, Of brother and of sister, be a bar Twixt my perpetual happiness and me? Say that we had one father, say one womb (Curse to my joys) gave both us life and birth; Are we not therefore each to other bound 30 So much the more by nature? By the links Of blood, of reason? Nay, if you will have't, Even of religion, to be ever one, One soul, one flesh, one love, one heart, one all?
Page 288 - I more than hope, and doubt not to effect it, Be thou no enemy to thyself; my wealth Shall weigh his titles down, and make you equals. Now for the means to assure him thine, observe me ; Remember he's a courtier, and a soldier, And not to be trifled with ; and, therefore, when He comes to woo you, see you do not coy it: This mincing modesty has spoil'd many a match By a first refusal, in vain after hoped for.
Page 281 - tis enough I keep Greedy at my devotion : so he serve My purposes, let him hang, or damn, I care not ; Friendship is but a word.
Page i - ... of lights, which, indented to the proportion of the shell, struck a glorious beam upon them, as they were seated one above another : so that they were all seen, but in an extravagant order.
Page 277 - Whose riots fed and clothed thee? Wert thou not Born on my father's land, and proud to be A drudge in his house? Tap. What I was, sir, it skills not; What you are, is apparent.
Page 133 - Or if desire of honour was the base On which the building of the Roman empire Was raised up to this height ; if to inflame The noble youth with an ambitious heat...

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