The Plays and Poems Volume 5

The Plays and Poems Volume 5

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...Apem. O! they eat lords; so they come by great bellies. Tim. That's a lascivious apprehension. Apem. So thou apprehend'st it. Take it for thy labour. Tim. How dost thou like this jewel, Apemantus? Apem. Not so well as plain-dealing, which will not cost a man a doit. Tim. What dost thou think't is worth? Apem. Not worth my thinking.--How now, poet! Poet. How now, philosopher! Apem. Thou liest. Poet. Art not one? Apem. Yes. Poet. Then, I lie not. Apem. Art not a poet? Poet. Yes. Apem. Then, thou liest: look in thy last work, where thou hast feign'd him a worthy fellow. Poet. That's not feign'd; he is so. Apem. Yes, he is worthy of thee, and to pay thee for thy labour: he that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer. Heavens, that I were a lord! Tim. What would'st do then, Apemantus? Apem. Even as Apemantus does now, hate a lord with my heart. Tim. What, thyself? Apem. Ay. Tim. Wherefore? Apem. That I had no angry wit to be a lord.--Art not thou a merchant? Mer. Ay, Apemantus. Apem. Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not! Mer. If traffic do it, the gods do it. Apem. Traffic's thy god; and thy god confound thee! Trumpets sound. Enter a Servant. Tim. Whattrumpet 's that? Serv. 'TisAlcibiades, and Some twenty horse, all of companionship. Tim. Pray, entertain them; give them guide to us.--Exeunt some Attendants. You must needs dine with me.--Go not you hence, Till I have thank'd you; and when dinner's done Show me this piece.--I am joyful of your sights Enter Alcibiades, with his Company. Most welcome, Sir! Apem. So, so, there.--Aches contract and starve your supple joints!--That there should be small love 'mongst these sweet knaves, And all this courtesy! The strain of man's bred out Into baboon and monkey. Alcib. Sir, you have sav'd my...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236504127
  • 9781236504128