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Had in him those brave translunary things
(Said of Marlowe.) To Henry Reynolds, of Poets and Poesy.
Ideas. An Allusion to the Eaglets. li.
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE. 1565-1593.
*Comparisons are odious.”
Lust's Dominion Act iii. Sc. 4.
Hero and Leander.
The Passionate Shepherd to his Love.
1 SOMERVILLE: The Night-Walker.
8 Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just,
And he but naked, though locked up in steel,
SHAKESPEARE: Henry VI. act iïi. sc. 2. • The same in Shakespeare's As You Like It. Compare Chapman,
By shallow rivers, to whose falls 1
The Passionate Shepherd to his Love
Ibid. Infinite riches in a little room. The Jew of Malta. Act i. Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
lbid. Now will I show myself to have more of the serpent than the dove; 2 that is, more knave than fool. Act i Love me little, love me long.
When all the world dissolves,
1 To shallow rivers, to whose falls
sc. i. (Sung by Evans). * Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matthew
3 See Heywood, page 16.
4 Once he drew
TENNYSON : Fatima, stanza 3.
SHAKESPEARE: Antony and Cleopatra, act iv. sc. 13. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. 1564-1616.
(From the text of Clark and Wright.) I would fain die a dry death. The Tempest. Act i. Sc. 1.
Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.
And then take hands :
Of his bones are coral made;
Nothing of him that doth fade
The fringed curtains of thine
The Tempest. Act i. Sc. 2 There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple : If the ill spirit have so fair a house, Good things will strive to dwell with 't.
Ibid. Gon. Here is everything advantageous to life. Ant. True; save means to live.
Act i. Sc. 1. A very ancient and fish-like smell.
Sc. 2. Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
Ibid. Fer. Here's
hand. Mir. And mine, with my heart in 't.
Act üi. Sc. 1. He that dies pays all debts.
Sc. 2. A kind Of excellent dumb discourse.
Sc. 3. Deeper than e'er plummet sounded.
Ibid. Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air : And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
Act iv. Sc. 1. With foreheads villanous low.
Act v. Sc. 1.
Ibrd Merrily, merrily shall I live now, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act i. Sc. 1. I have no other but a woman's reason : I think him so, because I think him so.
Sc. 2. 0, how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day!
Sc. 3. And if it please you, so; if not, why, so. Act ii. Sc. 1. O jest unseen, inscrutable, invisible, As a nose on a man's face,' or a weathercock on a steeple.
Sc. 7. That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man, If with his tongue he cannot win a woman. Act iü. Sc. 1. Except I be by Sylvia in the night, There is no music in the nightingale.
Ibid. A man I am, cross'd with adversity.
Act iv. Sc. 1. Is she not passing fair ?
Sc. 4. How use doth breed a habit in a man ! ?
Act v. Sc. 4. O heaven! were man But constant, he were perfect.
Ibid. Come not within the measure of my wrath.
Ibid. I will make a Star-chamber matter of it.
The Merry Wires of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 1. All his successors gone before him have done 't; and all his ancestors that come after him may.
1 As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face. - BURTox: Anatomy of Melancholy, part ii. sect. 3, memb. 4, subsect. 1.
2 Custom is almost second nature. - PLUTARCH: Preservation of Health