The Ancient British Drama Volume 2

The Ancient British Drama Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...lathes and myself Chance to talk bawdy, he may not over-hear us? O. Small-sh. All this, and more. Taf. Shall we have two chambers? And will you not presume unto my bed, Till I shall call you by my waiting-maid? 0. Small-sh, Not I by heaven! Taf. And when I vend her, Will you not entice her to your lust, Nor tumble her before you come to me? AdrL Nay, let him do his worst, make your match sure, And fear not me; I never yet did fear Anv thing my master could do to me. Knock. Taf. What noise is that? go see, Adriana, And bring me word: I am so haunted With a swaggering captain, that swears God bless us, Enter Adriana. 31 Like a very Tarmagant; a rascal knave, That says he will kill all men which seek to wed me. 19 An Iceland dog--Or, as it was sometimes called, an Island, or Isling. So, in The Queen of Corinth, A. 4. S. I: " Hang hair, like hemp, or like the Isling cur's." Alassinger's Picture, A.!. S. 1: " would I might lie Like a dog under her table, and serve for a footstool, So I might have my belly full of that Her Isling cur refuses." i0 Amadis de Gaul, &c.--Heroes of Itomance. r 31 Like a very Tarmagant--Tarmagant, or Termagant, was, as Dr Percy observes, a Saracen Deily, very clamorous and violent in the old moralities. He is frequently mentioned and alluded to in our ancient dramas aid poems. Bishop Iiall'8 Satire begin thus: " Not ladie's wanton love, nor wandering knight, Legend I out in rhimes all richly dight; rv or fright the reader with the Pagan vaunt Of mighty Mahound, and great Tormagaunt." See also JCin and no King, A. -. and Rule a Wife and have a Wife, A. 5. Again, liamlet says, " I would have such a fellow whipt for o'er doing Termagant." See Motes on this passage, edit. 1178: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523229
  • 9781236523228