Marlowe's Edward the Second

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Clarendon Press, 1879 - 176 pages
 

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Page vi - From jigging veins of rhyming mother wits, And such conceits as clownage keeps in pay, We'll lead you to the stately tent of war, Where you shall hear the Scythian Tamburlaine Threatening the world with high astounding terms, And scourging kingdoms with his conquering sword.
Page 155 - Thus thou must do, if thou have it; And that which rather thou dost fear to do Than wishest should be undone.
Page 141 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Page 78 - Edw. Something still buzzeth in mine ears, And tells me, if I sleep, I never wake : This fear is that which makes me tremble thus; And therefore tell me, wherefore art thou come ? Light. To rid thee of thy life. — Matrevis, come ! Enter MATREVIS and GURNEY. K. Edw. I am too weak and feeble to resist. — Assist me, sweet God, and receive my soul ! Light.
Page 120 - And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
Page 76 - I know what I must do. Get you away : Yet be not far off ; I shall need your help : See that in the next room I have a fire, And get me a spit, and let it be red-hot.
Page 72 - ... tis good he die : But read it thus, and that's another sense ; Edwardum occidere nolite, timere bonum est, Kill not the king, 'tis good to fear the worst. Unpointed as it is, thus shall it go. That, being dead, if it chance to be found, Matrevis and the rest may bear the blame, And we be quit that caus'd it to be done.
Page 28 - Bedaub'd with gold, rode laughing at the rest, Nodding and shaking of thy spangled crest, Where women's favours hung like labels down.
Page 42 - Begirt with weapons and with enemies round, I did your highness' message to them all; Demanding him of them, entreating rather, And said, upon the honour of my name, That I would undertake to carry him Unto your highness, and to bring him back.
Page 62 - My head, the latest honour due to it, And jointly both yield up their wished right. Continue ever thou celestial sun; Let never silent night possess this clime: Stand still you watches...

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