Dramatists of the Restoration: Shackerley Marmion

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William Hugh Logan
W. Patterson, 1875
 

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Página xii - Kingdom, or that he ought not to enjoy the same, here is his Champion, who saith that he lieth, and is a false traitor ; being ready in person to combat with him, and in this quarrel will adventure his life against him on what day soever he shall be appointed.
Página 284 - The expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mould of form, The observ'd of all observers, — quite, quite down ! And I, of ladies most deject and wretched, That suck'd the honey of his music vows, Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh...
Página xi - The earl marshal, in his robes and coronet, on horseback, with the marshall's staff in his hand ; the champion on horseback, with a gauntlet in his right hand, his helmet on his head, adorned with a great plume of...
Página 230 - What's the reason that so many fresh tricks and new inventions of fashions and diseases come daily over sea and land, upon a man that never durst adventure to taste salt water, but only the neglect of those useful instructions which antiquity has set down.
Página 3 - Leaguer, an excellent comedy, as it hath bin lately and often acted with great applause, by the high and mighty prince Charles his servants, at the private house in Salisbury court,
Página 275 - To what an extremity of passion the frailty of man's nature might induce me to ! Lio. Very good ! Lor. Not very good neither ; but, after the expense of so much anger and distraction, my wife comes upon me again, and affirms that he is no boy, but a disguis'd mistress of my own; and, upon this, swells against me, as if she had lain all night in the leaven.
Página xviii - Into this troop Marmion was admitted by his friend Sir John, and shortly thereafter they proceeded towards Scotland in the memorable but ill-fated expedition against the Scottish Covenanters, 1638-39. Marmion, however, reached no farther than York, when, falling sick, he was, by the care of his friend and brother-in-arms, removed by easy stages to London, where he died at the beginning of the year 1639. Besides several minor Poems scattered about in different publications, he wrote Cupid and Psyche...
Página 101 - Oxford, and sate there. He was a learned and a prudent man, and as one of the richest so one of the meekest men in England. He was active in making the defence, and drawing up the articles of Oxon, when the garrison was to be surrendered to the parliament. For which, and his steady loyalty, he was afterwards forced to pay a round sum in GoldsmithVhall at London.
Página 287 - I'd serve him worse than Hercules did Lychas, When he presented him the poison'd shirt, Which when he had put on, and felt the smart, He snatch'd him by the heels into the air, Swung him some once or twice about his head, Then shot him like a stone out of an engine, Three furlongs length into the Euboic sea. Lor. What a huge progress is that, for an old lover to be carried ! Bra. What's he that seeks to hide himself 'I Come forth, Thou mortal, thou art a traitor or a murderer Oh, is it you } MM.
Página 7 - By the inhabitants, since made fortunate By more propitious stars ; though on each hand To overtop us two great Laurels stand : The one, when she shall please to spread her train, The vastness of the globe cannot contain : Th...

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