Bartholomew Fair

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H. Holt, 1904 - 238 pages

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User Review  - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing

The other Jonson play that is popular. I found it to be not as strong as Jonson's other main play and that it was a bit dated. Read full review

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Never actually finished this, I found it horrible to read. Read full review

Contents

I
iii
II
xxxiii
III
7
IV
27
V
48
VI
75
VII
102
VIII
130

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Page 181 - A strange fish! Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver. There would this monster make a man. Any strange beast there makes a man. When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.
Page 213 - The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment : for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Page xxix - And it is an excellent play ; the more I see it, the more I love the wit of it; only the business of abusing the Puritans begins to grow stale, and of no use, they being the people that, at last, will be found the wisest.
Page 142 - Maygame, or Pageant jestingly or prophanely speake or use the holy Name of God or of Christ Jesus, or of the Holy Ghoste or of the Trinitie...
Page 150 - ... and sometime painted with variable colours, with two or three hundred men, women and children following it with great devotion. And thus being reared up with...
Page 153 - Fair he gives you the pictures of Numps and Cokes, and in this those of Daw, Lafoole, Morose, and the Collegiate Ladies; all which you hear described before you see them. So that before they come upon the stage, you have a longing expectation of them, which prepares you to receive them favourably; and when they are there, even from their first appearance you are so far acquainted with them, that nothing of their humour is lost to you.
Page 234 - XXII. King Alfred's Old English Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies, turned into Modern English. HENRY LEE HARGROVE, Ph.D. $0.75.
Page 69 - Faith, through a common calamity, he bought me, sir; and now he will marry me to his wife's brother, this wise gentleman that you see; or else I must pay value o
Page xvii - Well, I will scourge those apes, And to these courteous eyes oppose a mirror, As large as is the stage whereon we act ; Where they shall see the time's deformity Anatomized in every nerve and sinew, With constant courage, and contempt of fear.
Page xiii - Booth, over against the Crown Tavern in Smithfield, during the time of Bartholomew Fair, will be presented a little opera, called the Old Creation of the World...

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