The dramatic works of John Lilly (the euphuist): with notes and some account of his life and writings


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279 ページ - If we shadows have offended. Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumber'd here While these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream, Gentles, do not reprehend...
3 ページ - Time hath confounded our minds, our minds the matter; but all cometh to this pass, that what heretofore hath been served in several dishes for a feast, is now minced in a charger for a Gallimaufry. If we present a mingle-mangle, our fault is to be excused, because the whole world is become an Hodge-podge.
263 ページ - He understood the speech of birds As well as they themselves do words ; Could tell what subtlest parrots mean, That speak and think contrary clean ; What member 'tis of whom they talk When they cry ' Rope,' and
261 ページ - This is the representation of an Englishman thus described 4by Coryat in his 'Crudities:' — "We wear more fantastical fashions than any nation under the sun doth, the French only excepted; which hath given occasion to the Venetian and other Italians to brand the Englishman with a notable mark of levity, by painting him stark naked, with a pair of shears in his hand, making his fashion of attire according to the vain conception of his brain-sick head, not to comeliness and decorum.
29 ページ - I instructed thee in the phrases of our eloquent occupation, as — How, sir, will you be trimmed ? Will you have your beard like a spade or a bodkin ? A pent-house on your upper lip, or an ally on your chin ? A low curl on your head like a Bull, or dangling locke like a Spaniell ? Your Mustachoes sharpe at the ends like Shomakers' aules, or hanging downe to your mouth like Goates' flakes ? Your Love-lockes wreathed with a silken twist, or shaggie to fall on your shoulders.
262 ページ - tis: five hours ago I set a dozen maids to attire a boy like a nice gentlewoman; but there is such doing with their lookingglasses, pinning, unpinning, setting, unsetting, formings and conformings; painting...