Poems and Plays Volume 11

Poems and Plays Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... been discarded, -as the following passages prove that it was a mode of expression in use at that time, as course of life is now., In Massinger's Very Woman, the Doctor says " In way of 1% ldid enjoy one friend." r-As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I mustnot look to have; but, in their stead, Again, in The New Way To Pay Old Debts, Lady Allworth sa s--y " If that when I was mistress of myself, " And in my way Qfyouth," &c. M. Mason. Again, in Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 1609, Act I. Sc. I.: " Thus ready for the way qfljfi: or death, " I wait the sharpest blow." Srsavaus. The meaning of this contested passage, lthink, is this. I have lived long enough. In the course or progress of life, I am arrived at that period when the body begins to decay; Ihave reached the autumn of my days. Those comforts which ought to accompany that old age to which I am approaching, (to compensate for the infirmities naturally attending it, ) I have no title to expect; but on the contrary, the curses of those I have injured, and the hollow adulation of mortified dependants. I have lived long enough. It is time for me to retire. A passage in one of our author's Sonnets, (quoted by Mr. Steevens, in a subsequent n0te, ) may prove the best comment on the present: " That time rgfyear in me thou may'st behold, " When _1/ellow leaves or none or few do hang " Upon those boughs, which shake against the cold, " Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang." Are not these lines almost a paraphrase on the contested part of the passage before us? He who could say that you might behold the autumn in him, would not scruple to write, that he was fallen into the...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
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  • English
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  • 1236909771
  • 9781236909770