The History of English Poetry: From the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century. To which are Prefixed, Three Dissertations: 1. Of the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe. 2. On the Introduction of Learning Into England. 3. On the Gesta Romanorum, כרך 3

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עמוד 191 - in Shakespeare's age. ACT iv. Sc. xi. I must cite the whole of the context, for the sake of the last hemistich. Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapour sometime, like a bear or lion; A towred citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't, that nod unto the world
עמוד 220 - &c. This was about the year 1599. The latter clause means, " Will they follow the profession of players, no longer than they keep the voices of boys, and sing in the choir?" So Hamlet afterwards says to the player, " Come, give us a taste of your quality: come, a passionate speech h
עמוד 316 - lie withered and olde In winter nightes that are so colde, Plaining in vaine unto the mone': Thy wishes then dare not be tolde: Care then who list, for I have done. And then may chaunce thee to repent The time that thou hast lost and spent, To cause thy lovers sigh and swowne; Then shalt
עמוד 220 - that cry out on the top of the question, and are most tyrannically clapped for't: these are now the fashion, and so berattle the common stages, so they call them, that many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose quills, and dare scarce come thither.—Ham. What, are they children ? Who maintains them ? How are they escoted f ? Will they pursue the Quality no longer than they can
עמוד 183 - I will not say, Pity me, 'tis not a soldier's phrase, but I say love me: by me Thine own true knight, by day or night, Or any kind of light, with all his might With thee to fight.
עמוד 378 - CRESS. Act V. Sc. iii. Brother, you have a vice of mercy in you Which better fits a lion than a man. [The darker ages had many stories of the gratitude and generosity of lions towards
עמוד 92 - Amang the tendir odouris reid and quhyt, Quhois harmony to heir it wes delyt : In bed at morrow sleiping as I lay, Methocht Aurora, with her cristall ene In at the window lukit m by the day, And halsit" me with visage pale and grene; On quhois hand a lark sang, fro the splene",
עמוד 312 - hopeless of all recure, Thine earle halfe dead gave in thy hand his Will; Which cause did thee this pining death procure, Ere summers foure tymes seven thou couldst fulfill. Ah, Clere! if love had booted care or cost, Heaven had not wonne, nor earth so timely lost*!
עמוד 317 - il laccio; E non m'uccide Amor, e non mi sferra; Ni mi vuol vivo, ni mi trae d'impaccio. Veggio senz" occhi, e non ho lingua, e grido; E bramo di perir, e cheggio aita; Ed ho in odio me stesso, ed amo altrui : Pascomi di dolor, piangendo rido. Egualmente mi spiace morte, e vita: In questo stato son, Donna, per vui. m
עמוד 296 - novices newly crept out of the schooles of Dante, Ariosto, and Petrarch, they greatly polished our rude and homely manner of vulgar poesie from that it had bene before, and for that cause may justly be sayd the first reformers of our English

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