An Introduction to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream

9781236521194: An Introduction to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream
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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...old Burrel make a suite to her, That he mote trie Kinge Philipes wrasteler. Ha, quod the Queene, thine age hath thee dispoild Ells I presume hee should not scape unfoild. F But when before the princes in they came, In manner naked (as in thold embleame) With baggs calld collers on theire showlders plact, And to the concert either graplinge fast, Old Burrel aged neere three score yeeres and tenn, Rowzd his stiff jointes, and Cornish stratagem: Wheare thus befell, that Burrel at the last, Tore out the Frenches showlder blead, and cast, So as the man was carried from the place, Quite vanquish'd, whereof died in litle space. Lo! heere theire embleam in this monument, The rest depends on future contingent. This storie by Vipoio thus reviv'd, Which ells had by olivion binn depriv'd; Shee Danus willd to lead waie to Saint Maries, Wheare oft thus chiden tu preevaricaris, From thence hee ledd to the greate libraries, Thence ore the schools to the large gallerie; Which place at first invites her to content, As solitarines in it was pent: But soone that turn'd to this consideration, That manie witts mote breed braines inundation, Sith manie heads as manie senses breede, As manie purposes as sowen seede, Wheareof some good, some badd (lock'd in one cell) Witts modells through theire visnomies to spell. The search shee made through the Vatican rowt, For Lidgate! Spencer! Daniel! quite left out, Though so ringe on that high ideal spirit, Which none of them send Germanists inherit: Which urg'd her sweare, and confidentlie frett, Never was Germaniste sownd poet yett, Though Camden takes one plaienge Fursefar, Prints twice as own, a poet of Exeter; Whence, shee the painters pensills did accuse, Sith knewe not good to chouse, ne badd refuse: Wherefore down flunge...

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