The Dramatic Works and Poems of James Shirley, Volumen6

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Página 394 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Página 425 - He was a person of a pleasant and facetious wit, and made many poems, (especially in the amorous way,) which, for the sharpness of the fancy, and the elegancy of the language in which that fancy was spread, were at least equal, if not superior, to any of that time...
Página 353 - Victorious men of earth, no more Proclaim how wide your empires are ; Though you bind in every shore, And your triumphs reach as far As night or day, Yet you, proud monarchs, must obey, And mingle with forgotten ashes when Death calls ye to the crowd of common men. Devouring Famine, Plague, and War, Each able to undo mankind, Death's servile emissaries are...
Página 159 - But not the sun with all her amorous smiles, The dews of morning, or the tears of night, Can root her fibres in the earth again ; Or make her bosom kind, to growth and bearing : But the tree withers...
Página 452 - Give me a little plot of ground, Where might I with the sun agree, Though every day he walk the round, My garden he should seldom see. Those tulips that such wealth display, To court my eye, shall lose their name, Though now they listen, as if they Expected I should praise their flame.
Página 89 - You cannot well judge what the main form is ; So men, that view him but in vulgar passes, Casting but lateral, or partial glances At what he is, suppose him weak, unjust, Bloody, and monstrous ; but stand free and fast, And judge him by no more than what you know Ingenuously, and by the right laid line Of truth, he truly will all styles deserve Of wise, just, good : a man, both soul and nerve.
Página 280 - The Revels being passed, the scene is changed into a plain champaign country, which terminates with the horizon, and above a darkish sky, with dusky clouds, through which appeared the new moon, but with a faint light by the approach of the morning ; from the furthest part of this ground, arose by little and little a great vapour, which being come about...
Página 90 - And the Almighty Wisdom having given Each man within himself an apter light To guide his acts than any light without him, (Creating nothing, not in all things equal,) It seems a fault in any that depend On others' knowledge, and exile their own.
Página 277 - And lost it in the ashes of the world, We prophesy, you shall be read and seen, In every branch, a king or queen. The song ended, and the Musicians returned, the Masquers dance their main dance ; after which they again retire to the scene ; at which they no sooner arrive, but there is heard a great noise, and confusion of voices within, some crying, "We will come in...
Página 269 - He will deserve a monument. Enter a sixth Projector. Fan. This is a kind of sea-gull too, that will Compose a ship to sail against the winds ; He'll undertake to build a most strong castle On Goodwin sands, to melt huge rocks to jelly, And cut 'em out like sweetmeats with his keel ; And thus he sails. [The sixth Projector dances. All the Projectors dance after their Antimasque.

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