The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher; The Text Formed from a New Collation of the Early Editions Volume 1

The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher; The Text Formed from a New Collation of the Early Editions Volume 1

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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: ... proverbial phrase of, he's an honest man, and eats no fish, to signify he's a friend to the government and a protestant. The eating fish, on a religious account, being then esteemed such a badge of popery, that when it was enjoined for a season by act of parliament, for the encouragement of the fish-towns, it was thought necessary to declare the reason; hence it was called Cecil's fast. To this disgraceful badge of popery Fletcher alludes in his Woman-Hater, who makes the courtezan say, when Lazarillo, in search of the umbrana's head, was seized at her house by the intelligencers for a traitor, Gentlemen, I am glad you have discovered him: he should not have eaten under my roof for twenty pounds; and surely I did not like him when he called for fish.7 And Marston's Dutch Courtezan: (I trust I am none of the wicked that eat fish a Fridays? "--Ed. 1778. Perhaps, Warburton is right. Laz. I do contract myself unto thee now, before these gentlemen. Julia. I'll preserve it till you be hanged or quitted. Laz. Thanks, thanks! Sec. Int. Away, away! you shall thank her at the gallows. Laz. Adieu, adieu! Exeunt Lazarillo, Boy, Intelligencers, and Guard. Julia. If he live, I'll have him; if he be hanged, there's no loss in it. Exit into the house. Oriana and Waiting-woman appear at a window. Ori. Hast thou provided one to bear my letter to my brother? Wait. I have inquired; but they of the house will suffer no letter nor message to be carried from you but such as the lord Gondarino shall be acquainted with: truly, madam, I suspect the house to be no better than it should be. Ori. What dost thou doubt? Wait. Faith, I am loath to tell it, madam. Ori. Out with it! 'Tis not true modesty to fear to speak that thou dost think. Wait. I think it be one of...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603923
  • 9781236603920