Drayton, 1631, to Heminge, 1602

Drayton, 1631, to Heminge, 1602

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...life Is a long journey in December gone, Tedious and full of tribulation. Therefore, dread sacred empress, make me rich; Kneels down. My choice is store of gold; the rich are wise: He that upon his back rich garments wears, Is wise, though on his head grow Midas' ears: Gold is the strength, the sinews of the world; The health, the soul, the beauty most divine; A mask of gold hides all deformities; Gold is heaven's physic, life's restorative; Oh, therefore, make me rich! not as the wretch That only serves lean banquets to his eye, Has gold, yet starves; is famish'd in his store; No, let me ever spend, be never poor. For. Thy latest words confine thy destiny; Thou shall spend ever, and be never poor: For proof receive this purse; with it this virtue; Still when thou thrust'st thy hand into the same, Thou shalt draw forth ten pieces of bright gold, Current in any realm where then thou breathest: If thou canst dribble out the sea by drops, Then shalt thou want; but that can ne'er be done, Nor this grow empty. Fort. Thanks, great deity! For. The virtue ends when thou and thy sons end. This path leads thee to Cyprus, get thee hence: Farewell, vain covetous fool, thou wilt repent, That for the love of dross thou hast despised Wisdom's divine embrace; she would have borne thee..On the rich wings of immortality;But now go dwell with cares, and quickly die. FROM THE HONEST WHORE. Hipolito's thoiights on his mistress's picture, from which he turns to look on a scull, that lies before him on a table. My Infelice's face, her brow, her eye, The dimple on her cheek: and such sweet skill Hath from the cunning workman's pencil flown, These lips look fresh and lively as her own; Seeming to move and speak. 'Las! now I see, The reason why fond women love to buy...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578961
  • 9781236578969