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The Works of Ben Jonson: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and a ...
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Page 401 - From a fiddle out of tune, As the cuckow is in June.] The dissonant note of the cuckow in this month, is thus alluded to by Shakspeare: " So when he had occasion to be seen, He was but as the cuckow is in June, Heard, not regarded.
Page 111 - 3 Charm. The owl is abroad, the bat, and the toad, And so is the cat-a-mountain, The ant and the mole sit both in a hole, And the frog peeps out o' the fountain ; The dogs they do bay, and the timbrels play, The spindle is now a
Page 365 - SONG. Pat To the old, long life and treasure ; To the young, all health and pleasure ; To the fair, their face With eternal grace ; And the soul to be loved at leisure. To the witty, all clear mirrors, To the foolish their dark errors ; To the loving sprite, A secure delight : To the jealous his
Page 268 - then, is a Christmas gambol, at which I have often played. A log of wood is brought into the midst of the room : this is Dun, (the cart-horse,) and a cry is raised, that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out.
Page 436 - the preceding extracts may serve to show the poetical fancy and elegance of mind of the supposed rugged old bard. A thousand beautiful passages might be adduced from those numerous court masques and entertainments, which he was in the daily habit of furnishing, to prove the same thing. But they do not come within my plan.
Page 441 - See the Furies arise ! See the snakes that they rear, How they hiss in their hair, And the sparkles that flash from their eyes
Page 108 - His majesty, then, being set, and the whole company in full expectation, the part of the scene which first presented itself was an ugly Hell; which flaming beneath, smoked unto the top of the roof. And in respect all evils are morally said to come from hell; as also from that observation of Torrentius upon Horace's
Page 8 - On sides of the shell did swim six huge sea-monsters, varied in their shapes and dispositions, bearing on their backs the twelve torch-bearers, who were planted there in several graces; so as the backs of some were seen; some in purfle, or side; others in face; and all having their lights burning out of whelks, or murex-shells.