Poems and Plays Volume 19
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: ...He makes very free with his master, like most other vice-roys, or prime ministers. So that he is the Devil's Vice, and prime minister; and 'tis this that makes him so saucy. Urron. Mr. Upton's learning only supplies him with absurdities. His derivation of vice is too ridiculous to be answered. I have nothing to add to the observations of these learned criticks, but that some traces of this antiquated exhibition are still retained in the rustick puppet-plays, in which I have seen the Devil verylustily belaboured by Punch, whom I hold to be the legitimate successor of the old Vice. J oHNs0N. THE TRVE TRAGEDIE OF RICHARD THE THIRD. Full two and twentie Yeares and now like to die Hath summond all his Nobles to the Court To sweare alleageance with the Duke his brother, For truth vnto his sonne the tender Prince, Whose fathers soule is now neare flight to God, Leauing behind two sonnes of tender age, Fiue daughters to comfort the haplesse Queene, All vnder the protection of the Duke of Gloster: Thus gentles, excuse the length by the matter, And here begins Truthes Pageant, Poetrie YVend with me. Eareunt, Enter Edward thejburtli, Lord Hastings, Lord Marcus and Elizabeth. To them Richard. Hastings. Long liue my Soueraigne in all happiness. Marcus. An honourable age with Cressus wealth, ' Hourly attend the person of the King. King. And welcome you Peeres of England vnto your King. Hast. For our vnthankfulnesse the heauens hath throwne thee downe. Mar. I feare for our ingratitude our angry God doth frowne. King. Why Nobles, he that laie me here Can raise me at his pleasure. But my deare friends and kinsmen, In what estate I now lie it is scene to you all, And 1 feel myselfe neare the dreadfull stroke of death. And the cause that l...
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