Notes on Shakespeare: And Memorials of the Urban Club. Comprising a Succinct Account of the Life and Times of the Great Dramatist; Also a History of the Urban Club, and an Account of the Boar's Head Feast and Ceremonies Formerly Observed at St. John's Gate

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Clayton, 1877 - 129 pages

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Page 87 - Triumph, my Britain, thou hast one to show To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe. He was not of an age, but for all time!
Page 83 - ... fellow alive, as was our Shakespeare, by humble offer of his playes to your most noble patronage.
Page 86 - The applause, delight, the wonder of our stage! My Shakespeare, rise. I will not lodge thee by Chaucer or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lie A little further to make thee a room; Thou art a monument without a tomb, And art alive still while thy book doth live, And we have wits to read and praise to give.
Page 94 - How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines...
Page 132 - CHORUS. For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne. We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine ; But we've wander'd mony a weary foot Sin auld lang syne. For auld, &c. We twa hae paidl't i...
Page 93 - I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano ; A stage, where every man must play a part, And mine a sad one.
Page 85 - ... where (before) you were abus'd with diverse stolne and surreptitious copies, maimed and deformed by the frauds and stealthes of injurious impostors that expos'd them ; even those are now offer'd to your view cur'd and perfect of their limbes, and all the rest absolute in their numbers as he conceived them ; who, as he was a happie imitator of Nature, was a most gentle expresser of it.
Page 85 - Reade him, therefore; and againe and againe; and if then you doe not like him, surely you are in some manifest danger not to understand him. And so we leave you to other of his friends, whom, if you need, can bee your guides. If you neede them not, you can leade yourselves and others; and such readers we wish him.
Page 85 - And there we hope, to your divers capacities, you will finde enough both to draw and hold you: for his wit can no more lie hid then it could be lost.
Page 88 - Muses anvile : turne the same, (And himselfe with it) that he thinkes to frame ; Or for the lawrell, he may gaine a scorne, For a good "Poet's made, as well as borne. And such wert thou. Looke how the...

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