This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ...foil:3 but you, O you, So perfect ando peerless, are created Of every creature's best! Mira. I do not know One of my sex; no woman's face remember, Save, from my glass, mine own; nor have I seen ifiore that I may call men, than you, good friend, And my dear father: how features are abroad, I'm skilless of; but, by my modesty,--The jewel in my dower,--I would not wish Any companion in the world but you; Nor can imagination form a shape, Besides yourself, to like of. But I prattle Something too wildly, and my father's precepts I therein do forget. Ferd. I am, in my condition, A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king,--I would, not so!--and would no more endure This wooden slavery than to suffer The flesh-fly blow4 my mouth. Hear my soul speak: " Put it to the foil" means, apparently, compel it to fight, or to stand on its defence; foil being often used as a general term for weapons of the sword kind. Here, as usual, owed is owned. The fiesk-fiy is the fly that blows dead flesh, that is, lays maggot-eggs upon it, and so hastens its putrefaction. The very instant that I saw you, did My heart fly to your service; there resides, To make me slave to it; and for your sake Am I this patient log-man. Mira. Do you love me? Ferd. O Heaven, O Earth, bear witness to this sound, And crown what I profess with kind event, If I speak true! if hollowly, invert What best is boded me to mischief! I, Beyond all limit of what else 5 i' the world, Do love, prize, honour you. Mira. I am a fool To weep at what I'm glad of. Pros. Aside.' Fair encounter Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace On that which breeds between them! Ferd. Wherefore weep you? Mira. At mine unworthiness, that dare not offer What I desire to give; and much less take What I shall die to want.6 Bu...
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