Antony and Cleopatra; King Lear Volume 2
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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...Elements.one of the characters jstiensual Appetite, wh6 with great simplicity thus introducfiS'Tiimself to the audience i I am callyd-sensual ppetyte, "All creatures hnte delyte, "I comftjpfce the wyttys Jive; "The tjistyng smelling and herynge "I cefr"eshe the s)'ghte and felynge To all creaturs alyve." Storm continues. Lear. What, have his daughters brought him to this pass?--Could'st thou save nothing? Didst thou give them all? Fool. Nay, he reserved a blanket, else we had been all shamed. Lear. Now, all the plagues that in the pendulous air Hang fated o'er men's faults, light on thy daughters! Kent. He hath no daughters, sir. Lear. Death, traitor! nothing could have subdu'd nature To such a lowness, but his unkind daughters.--Is it the fashion, that discarded fathers Should have thus little mercy on their flesh? Judicious punishment! 'twas this flesh begot Those pelican daughters.3 Edg. Pillicock sat6 on pillicock's-hill;--Halloo, halloo, loo, loo! Fool. This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen. Edg. Take heed o'the foul fiend: Obey thy parents; keep thy word justly;7 swear not; commit not8 with man's sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud array: Tom's a-cold. Lear. What hast thou been? Edg. A serving-man, proud in heart and mind; 5 pelican daughters.' The young pelican is fabled to suck the mother's blood. Johnson. So, in Decker's Honest Whore, 1630, second part: "Shall a silly bird pick her own breast to nourish her young ones? the pelican does it, and shall not I1" Again, in Love in a Maze, 1632: "The pelican loves not her young so well "That digs upon her breast a hundred springs." Steevens. 6 Pillicock sat &c. I once thought this a word of Shakspeare's...
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