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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. 1840 Excerpt: ...and yet I would never love a man soundly, that would not knock at death's door for my love. HIP. I'd knock as long as I thought good, but have my brains knocked out when I entered, if I were he. CAM. What Venetian gentleman was there, that having this in his burgoneth did not (to prove his head worthy of the honour) do more than defy death to the very face? Trust us, ladies, our signiory stands bound in greater sums of thanks to your beauties for victory, than to our valour. My dear Violetta, one kiss to this picture of your whitest hand, when I was even faint with giving and receiving the dole of war, set a new edge on my sword, insomuch that I singl'd out a gallant spirit of France, And charg'd him with my lance in full career; I sprig of rosemary at his burial, than of a gilded bride-branch at mine own wedding Rosemary, as being an emblem of remembrance, was used both at funerals and weddings. Compare The Pleasant History of John Winchcomb, in his younger yeares called Jache of Newberie: " Then was there a faire bride cup of silver and gilt carried before her the bride, wherein was a goodly braunch of rosemarie gilded very faire, hung about with silken rihonds of all colours: next was there a noyse of musitians that played all the way before her: after her came all the chiefest maydens of the countrie, some bearing great bride cakes, and some garlands of wheate finely gilded, and so she past unto the church."--Sig. n 3, ed. 1633. I' this in his burgonet i. e. this glove in his helmet or hat. See stage-direction at the beginning of this scene. And after rich exchange of noble courage, (The space of a good hour on either side), At last crying, Now for Violetta's honour! I vanquish'd him, and him dismoun...
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