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Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF KING HENRY THE EIGHTH INTRODUCTION The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth was first printed--and with comparative accuracy of text--in the folio, 1623. The Prologue, probably written by the dramatist, John Fletcher, prepares the spectators for a play of sad and serious import, concerned mainly with the fall of persons of high estate; if any have paid their shilling to witness a splendid show, they will not be disappointed; but 'fool and fight' and unbecoming mirth must not be expected; the history aims at 'truth' (l. 9), 'chosen truth' (l. 18); and a third time (l. 21) the plea on behalf of the play as 'true' is reiterated. We might well believe that as Twelfth Night had a second title, What you Will, so Henry VIII had originally added to its historical name the sub-title, All is True. 'Now, to let matters of State sleep,' wrote Sir Henry Wotton to his nephew on July 2, 1613, 'I will entertain you at the present with what hath happened this Week at the Banks side. The Kings Players had a new Play, called All is True, representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry the 8lh, which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of Pomp and Majesty, even to the matting of the Stage; the Knights of the Order, with their Georges and Garter, the Guards with their embroidered Coats, and the like; sufficient in truth within a while to make Greatness very familiar, if not ridiculous. Now, King Henry making a Masque at the Cardinal Wolsey'a House, and certain cannons being shot off at his entry, some of the Paper, or other stuff, wherewith one of them was stopped, did light on the Thatch, where being thought at first but an idle smoak, and their eyes more attentive to the show, it kindled inwardly, a...
Title: The Histories and Poems of William ...
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1995 Modern Library ed.
Book Description Modern Library. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 0679601430 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z0679601430Z4
Book Description Modern Library, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_180072962
Book Description Modern Library, 1995. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0679601430-2-4
Book Description Modern Library, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_207654350
Book Description Modern Library, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0679601430
Book Description Modern Library, 1995. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # LK-WLOG-RO27
Book Description Modern Library, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020679601430
Book Description Modern Library, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1995 Modern Library ed. Seller Inventory # DADAX0679601430
Book Description MODERN LIBRARY, U.S.A., 1995. FIRST. A fine hardcover in dj. STATED FIRST MODERN LIBRARY. STAMPED FROM THE LIBRARY OF GORE VIDAL. 1st printing of Modern Library, Seller Inventory # gore7 170
Book Description Modern Library, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 1st Modern Library Edition. Text is clean. Minor bumping to spine ends. Dust jacket shows only minimal wear. States 1995 Modern Library Edition with full number line including '1'. ; Toledano Binding style 'G10', Bernhard endpapers, Dust Jacket style 'Gm'. ; Modern Library Giant. Seller Inventory # 29242