The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Volume 5

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J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1750

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Page 119 - I sit by and sing, Or gather rushes, to make many a ring For thy long fingers; tell thee tales of love) How the pale Phoebe, hunting in a grove, First saw the boy Endymion, from whose eyes She took eternal fire that never...
Page 156 - Fairest virgin, now adieu ; I must make my waters fly, Lest they leave their channels dry, And beasts that come unto the spring Miss their morning's watering ; Which I would not, for of late All the neighbour people sate On my banks, and from the fold Two white lambs of three weeks old Offered to my deity ; For which this year they shall be free From...
Page 425 - Courtiers are tickle things to deal withal, A kind of march-pane men, that will not last, madam; An egg and pepper goes farther than their portions, And in a well-knit body, a poor parsnip Will play his prize above their strong potabile«.
Page 423 - That's it I aim at, That's it I hope too; then I'm sure I rule him; For innocents are like obedient children » Brought up under a hard mother-in-law, a cruel, Who being not used to breakfasts and collations, When they have coarse bread offered 'em, are thankful, And take it for a favor too.
Page 460 - Wife, sure some new device they have a-foot again, Some trick upon my credit ; I shall meet it. I'd rather guide a ship imperial, Alone, and in a storm, than rule one woman.
Page 458 - Sweet cozen'd sir, let's see them. I have been cheated too, I would have you note that, And lewdly cheated, by a woman also, A scurvy woman, I am undone, sweet sir, Therefore I must have leave to laugh.
Page 440 - When I have more time I'll be merry with ye. It is the woman. Good madam, tell me truly, Had you a maid call'd Estifania I Mar. Yes, truly had I. Per. Was she a maid d'you think J Mar. I dare not swear for her.
Page 446 - I've lost my end else. May I crave your leave, Sir 1 Caco. Pr'ythee be answer'd, thou shall crave no leave. I'm in my meditations, do not vex me. A beaten thing, but this hour a most bruised thing, That people had compassion on, it look'd so : The next, Sir Palmenn. Here 's fine proportion ! An ass, and then an elephant...
Page 403 - em thus, than walk on wooden ones; Serve bravely for a billet to support me.
Page 401 - And with what honesty you ask it of me, When I am gone let your man follow me, And view what house I enter. Thither come, For there I dare be bold to appear open ; And as I like your virtuous carriage, then Enter JUAN, CLARA, and Servant. I shall be able to give welcome to you. 120 She hath done her business, I must take my leave, sir.

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