The Plays of Philip Massinger: The bandman. The renegado. The parliament of love. The Roman actor. The great Duke of Florence

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Страница 354 - I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play, Have by the very cunning of the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.
Страница 345 - We show no arts of Lydian panderism, Corinthian poisons, Persian flatteries, But mulcted so in the conclusion, that Even those spectators that were so inclined, Go home changed men.
Страница 15 - Honours and great employments are great burthens, And must require an Atlas to support them. He that would govern others, first should be The master of himself...
Страница 437 - I been born In a poor sordid cottage, not nursed up With expectation to command a court, I might, like such of your condition, sweetest, Have ta'en a safe and middle course, and not, As I am now, against my choice...
Страница 76 - Humanity then lodged in the hearts of men, and thankful masters carefully provided for creatures wanting reason. The noble horse, that in his fiery youth from his wide nostrils neighed courage to his rider and brake through groves of opposed pikes, bearing his lord safe to triumphant victory, old or wounded, was set at liberty and freed from service. The Athenian mules, that from the quarry drew marble...
Страница 38 - And spoil him of his birthright"? 'tis not well. But being to part, I will not chide, I will not ; Nor with one syllable 'or tear, express How deeply I am wounded with the arrows Of your distrust : but when that you shall hear, At your return, how I have borne myself, 1 Oatf,] ie oun.
Страница 344 - To endure the frosts of danger, nay, of death, To be thought worthy the triumphal wreath By glorious undertakings, may deserve Reward or favour from the commonwealth ; Actors may put in for as large a share • As all the sects of the philosophers : They with cold precepts...
Страница 483 - For while with their knife which they hold in one hand they cut the meate out of the dish, they fasten their forke which they hold in their other hand upon the same dish...
Страница 432 - For princes never more make known their wisdom Than when they cherish goodness where they find it : They being men, and not gods, Contarino, They can give wealth and titles, but no virtues : That is without their power. When they advance, Not out of judgment, but deceiving fancy, An undeserving man, howe'er set off With all the trim of greatness, state, and power, And of a creature even grown terrible To him from whom he took...
Страница 345 - As such as are born dumb. When we present An heir that does conspire against the life Of his dear parent, numbering every hour He lives as tedious to him, if there be Among the auditors one whose conscience tells him He is of the same mould, — WE CANNOT HELP IT. Or, bringing on the stage a loose adulteress, That does maintain the riotous expense Of him that feeds her greedy lust, yet suffers The lawful pledges of a former bed To starve the while for hunger ; if a matron, However great in fortune,...

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