Comments on the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, with an Appendix, Containing Some Further Observations on Shakespeare, Extended to the Late Editions of Malone and Steevens. By the Right Honourable J. Monck Mason, Volume 2

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V. Griffiths, 1798 - 67 pages

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Page 49 - So many mermaids, tended her i' the eyes, And made their bends adornings ; at the helm A seeming mermaid steers; the silken tackle Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands That yarely frame the office. From the barge A strange invisible perfume hits the sense Of the adjacent wharfs. The city cast Her people out upon her, and Antony, Enthron'd i...
Page 181 - God loves from Whole to Parts: but human soul Must rise from Individual to the Whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace; His country next; and next all human race; Wide and more wide, th...
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Page 349 - wot I well ;' and then it will run thus ; . This rehearsal (Which fury innocent, wot I well, comes in Like old cmportment's bastard) has this end,' &c. And Emilia's meaning is this; 'This recital, the innocent enthusiasm of which, I well know, comes in like the Spurious offspring, the faint resemblance of the passion I formerly felt for Flavina, is intended to prove that love between maid and maid may be stronger than that between persons of different sexes.
Page 241 - And on his grave Let him have Sacrifice of sighs and groaning ; Let him have fair flowers enow, White and purple, green and yellow, For him that...

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