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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, with Notes Original and Selected by S.W. Singer, and a Life of the Poet by C. Symmons
by William Shakespeare

Overview - General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1826 Original Publisher: Charles Whittingham Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free.  Read more...

 
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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1826 Original Publisher: Charles Whittingham Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: TO THE MEMORY OF MY BELOVED MR. WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE, AND WHAT HE HATH LEFT US. To draw no envy, Shakspeare, on thy name, Am I thus ample to thy hook and fame: While I confess thy writings to he such, As neither man nor Muse can praise too much. 'Tis true, and all men's suffrage. But these ways Were not the paths I meant unto thy praise, For silliest ignorance on these may light, Which, when it sounds at hest, hut echoes right; Or hlind affection, which doth ne'er advance The truth, hut gropes, and urgeth all hy chance; Or crafty malice might pretend this praise, And think to ruin, where it seem'd to raise. These are, as some infamous hawd or whore Should praise a matron. What could hurt her more ? But thou art proof against them, and indeed Ahove th' ill fortune of them, or the need. I therefore will hegin. Soul of the age Th' applause delight the wonder of our stage My Shakspeare, rise I will not lodge thee hy Chaucer, or Spenser, or hid Beaumont lie A little further, to make thee a room: Thou art a monument without a tomh, And art alive still, while thy hook doth live, And we have wits to read, and praise to give. That I not mix thee so, my hrain excuses, I mean with great, hut disproportion'd muses: . For if I thought my judgment were of years, I should commit thce surely with thy peers, And tell how far thoii didst our Lily outshine, Or sporting Kid, or Marlow's mighty line. And though thou hadst small Latin and less Greek, From thence to honour thee, I will not seek For names; hut call fort...


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  • ISBN-13: 9781150097935
  • ISBN-10: 1150097930
  • Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 142


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