The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher, Volume 2

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Page 497 - Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
Page 94 - I'll come in midst of all thy pride and mirth, Invisible to all men but thyself, And whisper such a sad tale in thine ear Shall make thee let the cup fall from thy hand, And stand as mute and pale as death itself.
Page 83 - When it was grown to dark midnight, And all were fast asleep, In came Margaret's grimly ghost, And stood at William's feet.
Page 497 - Commands all light, all influence, all fate ; Nothing to him falls early, or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still ; And when the stars are labouring, we believe It is not that they govern, but they grieve For stubborn ignorance. All things that are Made for our general uses, are at war — Even we among ourselves ; and from the strife Your first unlike opinions got a life.
Page 75 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap To pluck bright Honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned Honour by the locks; So he that doth redeem her thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities.
Page 83 - George. Take courage, valiant knight, damsel, and squire ! I have discovered, not a stone's cast off, An ancient castle, held by the old knight Of the most holy order of the Bell, Who gives to all knights-errant entertain : There plenty is of food, and all prepared By the white hands of his own lady dear. He hath three squires that welcome all his guests; The first, hight...
Page 48 - Run, run, Bonduca ! not the quick rack swifter ; The virgin from the hated ravisher Not half so fearful ; not a flight drawn home, A round stone from a sling, a lover's wish, E'er made that haste that they have.
Page 79 - Hold thy hand : one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, there is ten shillings for thee ; thrust thyself into the world with that, and take some settled course. If fortune cross thee, thou hast a retiring place ; come home to me, I have twenty shillings left. Be a good husband, that is, wear ordinary clothes, eat the best meat, and drink the best drink ; be merry, and give to the poor, and believe me, thou hast no end of thy goods.
Page 83 - Am to this castle well by fortune brought; Where, hearing of the goodly entertain Your knight of holy order of the Bell Gives to all damsels and all errant knights, I thought to knock, and now am bold to enter.
Page 81 - George, an he be not inveigled by some of these paltry players, I ha' much marvel ; but, George, we ha' done our parts, if the boy have any grace to be thankful.

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