The Comedies and Tragedies of George Chapman; Bussy D'Ambois. Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois. Conspiracie and Tragedie of Charles, Duke of Byron. May-Day. Notes 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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...to which A man is fubiect; rather is a sleepe, Then bestiall death; since sleepe and death are call'd The twins of nature. For if abfolute death And bestiall feafe the body of a man, Then is there no proportion in his parts, His foule being free from death, which otherwife Retaines diuine proportion. For as sleepe No difproportion holds with humane foules, But aptly quickens the proportion Twixt them and bodies, making bodies fitter To giue vp formes to foules, which is their end: So death (twin-borne of sleepe) refoluing all Mans bodies heauy parts; in lighter nature Makes a reunion with the fpritely foule; When in a fecond life their beings giuen, Holds this proportion firme, in highest heauen. Ath. Hold you our bodies shall reuiue, refuming Our foules againe to heauen 1 Cat. Past doubt, though others Thinke heauen a world too high for our low reaches. Not knowing the facred fence of him that sings, Ioue can let downe a golden chaine from heauen, Which tyed to earth, shall fetch vp earth and feas; And what's that golden chaine, but our pure foules, A golden beame of him, let downe by him, That gouern'd with his grace, and drawne by him, Can hoist this earthy body vp to him, The fea, and ayre, and all the elements Comprest in it: not while tis thus concret, But fin'd by death, and then giuen heauenly heat. Ath. Your happy expofition of that place (Whofe facred depth I neuer heard fo founded) Euicts glad grant from me you hold a truth. Stat. Is't not a manly truth, and mere diuine 1 Cat. Tis a good chearefull doctrine for good men. But (fonne and feruants) this is only argu'd To spend our deare time well, and no life vrgeth To any violence further then his owner And grauer men hold fit. Lets talke of Caefar, He's the great fubiect of all..
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