Comments on the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher: With an Appendix, Containing Some Further Observations on Shakespeare, Extended to the Late Editions of Malone and Steevens

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V. Griffiths, 1798 - 67 sidor
 

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Sida 454 - Women are angels, wooing : Things won are done ; joy's soul lies in the doing : That she belov'd knows nought that knows not this : Men prize the thing ungain'd more than it is : That she was never yet that ever knew Love got so sweet as when desire did sue. Therefore this maxim out of love I teach : Achievement is command ; ungain'd, beseech...
Sida 394 - ... marble, two fountains that spout water one round the other like a pyramid, upon which are perched small birds that stream water out of their bills : In the grove of Diana is a very agreeable fountain, with Actaeon turned into a stag, as he was sprinkled by the goddess and her nymphs, with inscriptions.
Sida 349 - wot I well ;' and then it will run thus ; . This rehearsal (Which fury innocent, wot I well, comes in Like old cmportment's bastard) has this end,' &c. And Emilia's meaning is this; 'This recital, the innocent enthusiasm of which, I well know, comes in like the Spurious offspring, the faint resemblance of the passion I formerly felt for Flavina, is intended to prove that love between maid and maid may be stronger than that between persons of different sexes.
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