Pierce Penniless's supplication to the Devil

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Reprinted for the Shakespeare society, 1842 - 108 ページ
 

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106 ページ - Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty ! make thick my blood ; Stop up the access and passage to remorse...
63 ページ - I haue vsed a like methode, not of tying my selfe to mine owne countrey, but by insisting in the experience of our time ; and, if I euer write any thing in Latine, (as I hope one day I shall) not a man of any desert heere amongst vs, but I will haue vp.
xvii ページ - I am as sorry as if the original fault had been my fault, because myself have seen his demeanour no less civil than he excellent in the quality he professes: besides, divers of worship have reported his uprightness of dealing which argues his honesty, and his facetious grace in writing, that approves his art.
59 ページ - First, for the subject of them (for the most part) it is borrowed out of our English Chronicles, wherein our forefathers...
27 ページ - Mary thys, the king may well banish, but he cannot put a gentleman to death in any cause whatsosoeuer, which makes them stand vppon it so proudly as they doe. For fashion sake some will put their children to schoole, but they set them not to it till they are fourteene yeare old ; so that you shall see a great boy with a beard learne his ABC, and sit weeping vnder the rod when he is thirty yeeres olde.
vi ページ - How would it have joyed brave Talbot, the terror of the French, to think that after he had lain two hundred years in his tomb, he should triumph again on the stage and have his bones new embalmed with the tears of ten thousand spectators at least (at several times), who, in the tragedian that represents his person, imagine they behold him fresh bleeding...
60 ページ - All arts to them are vanity; and if you tell them what a glorious thing it is to have Henry the Fifth represented on the stage leading the French king prisoner...
92 ページ - Tet wondred he left out thy memory. But therefore gest I he supprest thy name, Because few words might not coprise thy fame.
xxv ページ - Sappho, with her lirick harpe, is disgraced, & the laurel garlande, which thy brother so brauely advanst on his launce, is still kept greene in the temple of Pallas. Thou only sacrificest thy soule to contemplation ; thou only entertainest emptie-handed Homer, & keepest the springs of Castalia from being dried vp.
1 ページ - PIERCE PENILESSE HIS SUPPLICATION TO THE DEUILL. Describing the ouer-spreading of Vice, and the suppression of Vertue. Pleasantly interlac'd with variable delights : and pathetically intermixt with conceipted reproofes. Written by THOMAS NASH, Gentleman.