The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare

William Allan Neilson
Houghton Mifflin, 1911 - 878 頁


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第 89 頁 - And then thou must be damn'd perpetually! Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of Heaven, That time may cease, and midnight never come; Fair Nature's eye, rise, rise again and make Perpetual day; or let this hour be but A year, a month, a week, a natural day, That Faustus may repent and save his soul!
第 392 頁 - tis the soul of peace : Of all the virtues, 'tis nearest kin to heaven ; It makes men look like Gods. — The best of men That e'er wore earth about him, was a sufferer; A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit.
第 55 頁 - Of stature tall, and straightly fashioned Like his desire, lift upwards and divine; So large of limbs, his joints so strongly knit, Such breadth of shoulders as might mainly bear Old Atlas...
第 77 頁 - Why, this is hell, nor am I out of it. Think'st thou that I, who saw the face of God, And tasted the eternal joys of heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells, In being depriv'd of everlasting bliss? O, Faustus, leave these frivolous demands, Which strike a terror to my fainting soul!
第 288 頁 - ... shall be prepared gold and amber; Which we will take, until my roof whirl round With the vertigo: and my dwarf shall dance, My eunuch sing, my fool make up the antic, Whilst we, in changed shapes, act Ovid's tales, Thou, like Europa now, and I like Jove, Then I like Mars, and thou like Erycine: So, of the rest, till we have quite run through, And wearied all the fables of the gods.
第 513 頁 - With larger knowledge : and if I have done A wilful fault, think me not past all hope For once ; what master holds so strict a hand Over his boy, that he will part with him Without one warning ? Let me be corrected To break my stubbornness if it be so, Rather than turn me off, and I shall mend. Phi. Thy love doth plead so prettily to stay, That, trust me, I could weep to part with thee.
第 78 頁 - Clown. How! a Christian fellow to a dog or a cat, a mouse or a rat! No, no, sir. If you turn me into anything, let it be in the likeness of a little pretty frisking flea, that I may be here and there and everywhere. Oh, I'll tickle the pretty wenches' plackets; I'll be amongst them, i
第 308 頁 - cause we would make known, No country's mirth is better than our own. No clime breeds better matter for your whore, Bawd, squire, impostor, many persons more, Whose manners, now called humours, feed the stage; And which have still been subject for the rage Or spleen of comic writers.
第 222 頁 - I will tell you, sir, by the way of private, and under seal; I am a gentleman, and live here obscure, and to myself; but were I known to her majesty and the lords, — observe me, — I would undertake, upon this poor head and life, for the public benefit of the state, not only to spare the entire lives of her subjects in general; but to save the one half, nay, three parts of her yearly charge in holding war, and against what enemy soever.
第 176 頁 - Have given me for my good ; since I am free, (Offending no just law), let no law make By any wrong it does, my life her slave : /When I am wrong'd, and that law fails to right me, Let me be king myself (as man was made), And do a justice that exceeds the law ; If my wrong pass the power of single...