The Works of Ben Jonson; With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and Biographical Memoir Volume 2

The Works of Ben Jonson; With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and Biographical Memoir Volume 2

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...I know not the cause of Phantaste's contempt. Perhaps she thought the practice too common; or, as juniper was burnt to sweeten rooms, (p. 7, ) she might look on it as " insinuating her" of not being sufliciently fragrant in herself. 8 Nay, t/mt's connsel, i. e. that's a secret: the expression is very common in this sense. See Massinger, Vol. I. p. 281. Cup. There is a nymph too of a most curious and elaborate strain, light, all motion, an ubiquitary, she is every where, Phantaste filer. Her very name speaks her, let her pass. But are these, Cupid, the stars of Cynthia's court-P Do these nymphs attend upon Diana? Cup. They are in her court, Mercury, but not as stars; these never come in the presence of Cynthia. The nymphs that make her train are the divine Arete, Time, Phronesis, Thauma, and others of that high sort. These are privately brought in by Moria in this licentious time, against her knowledge: and, like so many meteors, will vanish when she appears. Enter PROSAITES singing, followed by GELAIA and Cos, with bottles. Zbmefollozo me, any wags, and say, as I say. T /zerels no ricl_zes but in rags, key day, hey day: You that profess tlzzs art, come away, come azray, And help to bear a 1art. Hey day, hey day, ' &c. Mercury and Cupid comeforward. Mer. VVhat, those that were our fellow pages but now, so soon preferr'd to be yeo1ncn, of' the bottles! The mystery, the mystery, good wags? Cup. Some diet-drink they have the guard of. Pro. No, sir, we are going in questofa strange fountain, lately found out. Cup. By whom? Cos. My master, or the great discoverer, . Amorphus. 1/Ier. Thou hast well intitled him, Cos, for he will discover all he knows. 9 In the quarto there is more of this doggrel....show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829557
  • 9781236829559