The Controversy Between the Puritans and the Stage



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第 184 頁 - ... whereas Public Sports do not well agree with public Calamities, nor Public Stage-plays with the Seasons of Humiliation, this being an Exercise of sad and pious Solemnity, and the other being Spectacles of Pleasure, too commonly expressing lascivious Mirth and...
第 19 頁 - Not once or twice in our rough island-story, The path of duty was the way to glory : He that walks it, only thirsting For the right, and learns to deaden Love of self, before his journey closes, He shall find the stubborn thistle bursting Into glossy purples, which outredden All voluptuous garden-roses. Not once or twice in our fair island-story, The path of duty was the way to glory...
第 255 頁 - Or strew tods' hairs, or with their tails do sweep The dewy grass, to do'ff the simpler sheep; Or dig deep pits their neighbour's neat to vex, To drown the calves, and crack the heifers' necks ; Or with pretence of chasing thence the brock, Send in a cur to worry the whole flock ! Lio.
第 245 頁 - No fitter place. They are good silly people ; souls that will Be cheated without trouble. One eye is Put out with zeal, th' other with ignorance; And yet they think they're eagles.
第 90 頁 - Newe bookes I heare of none, but only of one,* that writing a certaine booke called The Schoole of Abuse, and dedicating it to Maister Sidney, was for hys labor scorned : if, at leaste, it be in the goodnesse of that nature to scorne.
第 216 頁 - She works religious petticoats,^) for flowers She'll make church-histories. Her needle doth So sanctify my cushionets: besides My smock-sleeves have such holy embroideries And are so learned, that I fear in time All my apparel will be quoted by Some pure instructor.
第 83 頁 - Then, these goodly pageants being done, euery mate sorts to his mate, euery one bringes another homeward of their way verye freendly, and in their secret conclaues (couertly) they play the Sodomits, or worse. And these be the fruits of Playes or Enterluds for the most part.
第 37 頁 - The sam day at nyght at the quen('s) court ther was a play a-for her grace, the wyche the plaers plad shuche matter that they wher commondyd to leyff off, and contenent*