Typical Elizabethan Plays

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Felix Emmanuel Schelling
Harper & Brothers, 1926 - English drama - 793 pages
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Page 100 - How am I glutted with conceit of this ! Shall I make spirits fetch me what I please, Resolve me of all ambiguities, Perform what desperate enterprise I will? I'll have them fly to India for gold, Ransack the ocean for orient pearl, And search all corners of the new-found world For pleasant fruits and princely delicates...
Page 103 - Why this is hell, nor am I out of it : Think'st thou that I who saw the face of God, And tasted the eternal joys of Heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells, In being deprived of everlasting bliss ? O Faustus!
Page 166 - And there in mire and puddle have I stood This ten days' space, and lest that I should sleep One plays continually upon a drum. They give me bread and water — being a King — So that for want of sleep and sustenance My mind's distempered, and my body's numbed; And whether I have limbs or no, I know not.
Page 574 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history : And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men lie...
Page 118 - Old Man. Ah, stay, good Faustus, stay thy desperate steps ! I see an angel hovers o'er thy head, And, with a vial full of precious grace, Offers to pour the same into thy soul: Then call for mercy, and avoid despair.
Page 103 - I charge thee wait upon me whilst I live, To do whatever Faustus shall command, Be it to make the moon drop from her sphere, Or the ocean to overwhelm the world.
Page 138 - I have not seen a dapper Jack so brisk : He wears a short Italian hooded cloak, Larded with pearl, and in his Tuscan cap A jewel of more value than the crown. While others walk below, the king and he, From out a window, laugh at such as we, And flout our train, and jest at our attire.
Page 561 - These presentations are but fram'd in wax, By the curious master in that quality, Vincentio Lauriola, and she takes them For true substantial bodies. Bos. Why do you do this ? Ferd. To bring her to despair. Bos. 'Faith, end here, And go no farther in your cruelty ; Send her a penitential garment to put on Next to her delicate skin, and furnish her With beads, and prayer-books.
Page 104 - I'd give them all for Mephistophilis. By him I'll be great Emperor of the world, And make a bridge thorough the moving air, To pass the ocean with a band of men: I'll join the hills that bind the Afric shore, And make that country continent to Spain, And both contributory to my crown.
Page 564 - With diamonds ? or to be smothered With cassia? or to be shot to death with pearls ? I know death hath ten thousand several doors For men to take their exits ; and 'tis found They go on such strange geometrical hinges, You may open them both ways: any way, for heaven sake, So I were out of your whispering.

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