The Sonnets of Shakespeare Solved, and the Mystery of His Friendship, Love, and Rivalry Revealed

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author, 1870 - 250 pages

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Page 197 - The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, When neither is attended ; and, I think The nightingale, if she should sing by day, When every goose is cackling, would be thought No better a musician than the wren.
Page 180 - Cromwell, I did not think to shed a tear In all my miseries; but thou hast forced me, Out of thy honest truth, to play the woman. Let's dry our eyes: and thus far hear me, Cromwell; And, when I am forgotten, as I shall be, And sleep in dull cold marble...
Page 177 - O God ! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea! and, other times, to see The beachy girdle of the ocean 50 Too wide for Neptune's hips ; how chances mock And changes fill the cup of alteration With divers liquors!
Page 36 - LIFE, PROGRESSES, AND REBELLION OF JAMES, DUKE OF MONMOUTH, &c., to his Capture and Execution, with a full account of the Bloody Assize, and copious Biographical Notices.
Page 41 - Story-Teller, Introductory Leaves, or Outline) Sketches, with Choice Extracts in the Words of the Poet himself, with an Analysis of the Characters, by George Stephens, Professor of the English Language and Literature in ike University of Copenhagen.
Page 20 - To our English Terence, Mr. Will Shake-speare Some say (good Will) which I, in sport, do sing Had'st thou not plaid some kingly parts in sport, Thou hadst been a companion for a king: And beene a king among the meaner sort.
Page 8 - Authors forseveral years, comprises nearly a thousand families, many of them amongst the most ancient and eminent in the kingdom, each carried down to its representative or representatives still existing, with elaborate and minute details of the alliances, achievements, and fortunes, generation after generation, from the earliest to the latest period.
Page 4 - A PHILOLOGICAL GRAMMAR, grounded upon English, and formed from a comparison of more than Sixty Languages. Being an Introduction to the Science of Grammars of all Languages, especially English, Latin, and Greek. By the Rev. W. Barnes, B D., of St. John's College, Cambridge; Author of " Poems in the Dorset Dialect,
Page 164 - I have railed so long against marriage: But doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth, that he cannot endure in his age: Shall quips, and sentences, and these paper bullets of the brain, awe a man from the career of his humour?

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