THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT

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Page 31 - I'ma stranger here; I was ne'er at one of these plays, as they say, before; but I should have seen " Jane Shore " once; and my husband hath promised me, any time this twelvemonth, to carry me to " The Bold Beauchamps,
Page 10 - And matcht in race the chariot of the sun ; This Pythagorean ship (for it may claim Without presumption, so deserved a name), By knowledge once, and transformation now, In her new shape, this sacred port allow. Drake and his ship could not have wish'd from fate An happier station, or more blest estate ; For lo ! a seat of endless rest is given To her in Oxford, and to him in Heaven.
Page 11 - OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE'S SHIP. CHEER up, my mates, the wind does fairly blow, Clap on more sail, and never spare ; Farewell all lands, for now we are In the wide sea of drink, and merrily we go. Bless me, 'tis hot ! another bowl of wine, And we shall cut the burning Line : Hey, boys ! she scuds away, and by my head I know We round the world are sailing now.
Page 4 - The Cruelty of the Spaniards in Peru ; exprest by Instrumentall and Vocall Musick, and by Art of Perspective in Scenes, etc. Represented daily at the Cockpit in Drury Lane, at three afternoon punctually. London, Printed for Henry Herringham, and are to be sold at his Shop at the Anchor in the Lower Walk, in the New Exchange,
Page 12 - The streights of Time too narrow are for thee ; Launch forth into an undiscover'd sea, And steer the endless course of vast Eternity ! Take for thy sail this verse, and for thy pilot me ! UPON THE DEATH OF THE EARL OF BARCARRES.
Page 146 - Mrs' chamber-door His master's shining shoes. Arise, arise ! your breakfast stays, Good water-gruel warm, Or sugar-sops, which, Galen says, With mace, will do no harm. Arise, arise ! when you are up, You'll find more to your cost, For morning's-draught in caudle-cup, Good nutbrown-ale, and toast.
Page 88 - Two Spaniards are likewise discover'd, sitting in their cloaks, and appearing more solemn in ruffs, with rapiers and daggers by their sides; the one turning a spit, whilst the other is basting an Indian Prince, which is roasted at an artificial fire.
Page 103 - tis an o'ergrown porpoise ; others say, 'Tis the fish caught in Cheshire ; one to whom The rest agree, said " 'twas a mermaid." — In the same play, Timothy, a merchant's son, while in a state of inebriety and asleep, is exhibited by his companions, by way of fun, as "a strange fish," and the spectators pay for admission.
Page 21 - We'll let this Theatre and build another, where, At a cheaper rate, we may have room for scenes. Brainford's * the place ! Perhaps 'tis now somewhat too far i' th' suburbs ; But the mode is for builders to work slight and fast; And they proceed so with new houses, That old London will quickly overtake us.
Page 109 - With wit as well as pride, rescue our play : And 'tis but just, though each spectator knows This house, and season, does more promise shows, Dancing, and buckler fights, than art or wit...

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