The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. with a General Index, Digesting Them Under Proper Heads
General Books, 2013 - 104 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...tumble on the bed of Ptolemy; To give a kingdom for a mirth; to sit And keep the turn of tippling with a slave; To reel the streets at noon, and stand the buffet With knaves that smell of sweat: say, this becomes him, (As his composure must be rare indeed, Whom these things cannot blemish, ) yet must Antony No way excuse his soils, when we do bear So great weight in his lightness. If he fill'd His vacancy with his voluptuousness, Pull surfeits, and the dryness of his bones, Call on himj for't: but, to confoundj such time, That drums him from his sport, and speaks as loud As his own state, and ours, --'tis to be chid As we rate boys; who, being mature in knowledge. Pawn their experience to their present pleasure, And so rebel to judgment. Antony, Leave thy lascivious wassals. When thou once Wast beaten from Modena, where thou slew'st Hirtius and Pansa, consuls, at thy heel Did fame follow; whom thou fought'st against, Though daintily brought up, with patience more Than savages could suffer: Thou didst drink The stale of horses, and the gilded puddle IT Which beasts would cough at: thy palate then did deign The roughest berry on the rudest hedge; Yea, like the stag, when snow the pasture sheets, The barks of trees thou browsed'st; on the Alps It is reported, thou did'st eat strange flesh, Which some did die to look on: and all this (It wounds thine honour, that I speak it now, ) Was borne so like a soldier, that thy cheek So much as lank'd not. Levity. t Visit him. t Consume. Feastings: in the old copy it is vaissailes, i. e. vassals.. I I Urine. 1T Stagnant, slimy water. CLEOPATRA'S SOLICITUDE ON THE ABSENCE fl ANTONY. O Charmian, Where thinkst thou he is now? Stands he, or sits he? Or does he walk? or is he on his horse? O...