The poetical works of Shakspeare, with the life of the author. Cooke's ed., embellished with engravings

9781236445056: The poetical works of Shakspeare, with the life of the author. Cooke's ed., embellished with engravings
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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. 1797* Excerpt: ...bans the harvest of his wits, "Having no other pleasure of his gain, 85 3 "But torment, that it cannot cure his pain. "So then he hath it, when he cannot use it, "And leaves it to be master'd by his young, "Who in their pride do presently abuse it: "Their father was too weak, and they too strong, 865 "To hold their cursed blessed fortune long. "The sweets we wish for, turn to loathed fours, "E'en in the moment that we call them burs. "Unruly blasts wait on the tender spring; ' Unwholesome weeds take root with precious flowers; "The adder histeth where the sweet birds sing; 871 "What virtue breeds, iniquity devours: "We have no good, that we can fay is ours: "But ill-annexed Opportunity, "Or kills his life, or else his quality. 875 "O! Opportunity! thy guilt is great; ' 'Tis thou that executes the traitor's treason; "Thou set'st the wolf where he the lamb may get; "Whoever plots the sin, thou point'st the season: "' Tis thou that spurn'st at right, at law, at reason; "And in thy shady cell, where none may spy her, 881 "Sits Sin to sei2e the souls, that wander by her. "Thou mak'st the vestal violate her oath; "Thou blow'st the sire when Temperance is thaw'd: "Thousmother'st Honesty, thou murder'st Troth; 885 "Thou foul abettor, thou notorious bawd! "Thou plantest Scandal, and displacest Laud: "Thou ravisher, thou traitor, thou false thief! "Thy honey turns to gall, thy joy to grief. "Thy secret pleasure turns to open shame; 890 "Thy private feasting to a public fast; "Thy smoothir.g titles to a ragged name; "Thy fugar'd tongue to bitter wormwood taste: "Thy violent vanities can never last. "...

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