A Dictionary of Old English Plays, Existing Either in Print Or in Manuscript, from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Seventeenth Century: Including Also Notices of Latin Plays Written by English Authors During the Same Period
J.R. Smith, 1860 - 296 pages
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Page 58 - The First part of the Contention betwixt the two famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey : And the banishment and death of the Duke of...
Page 270 - The | Whole Contention | betweene the two Famous | Houses, LANCASTER and | YORKE. | With the Tragicall ends of the good Duke Humfrey, Richard Duke of Yorke, | and King Henrie the \ sixt. \ Diuided into two Parts: And newly corrected and | enlarged. Written by William Shakespeare, Gent. | Printed at LONDON, for TP...
Page 11 - This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale.
Page 41 - A Lamentable Tragedy, mixed ful of pleasant mirth, conteyning the Life of Cambises, King of Percia, from the beginning of his kingdome unto his death...
Page 223 - If this First Part, Gentles, do like you well, The Second Part shall greater murthers tell.
Page 302 - The interest which the curious poem of which this publication is chiefly composed has excited, is proved by the fact of its having been translated into German, and of it having reached a second edition, which is not common with such publications.
Page 11 - King Henry, making a masque at the Cardinal Wolsey's 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...
Page 22 - The Lamentable and True Tragedie of M. Arden, of Feversham, in Kent, WHO WAS MOST WICKEDLYE MURDERED, by the Means of his disloyall and wanton Wyfe, who for the love she bare to one Mosbie, hyred two desperat Ruffins, Blackwill and Shagbag, to kill him.
Page 179 - The New Inn : or the Light Heart, a Comedy. As it was never acted, but most negligently played by some, the King's servants ; and more squeamishly beheld and censured by others, the King's subjects.