Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 4

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Page 218 - That very time I saw (but thou could'st not), Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts : But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
Page 211 - What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life...
Page 186 - When at the first I took my pen in hand Thus for to write, I did not understand That I at all should make a little book, In such a mode...
Page 103 - That the Articles of the Church of England which have been allowed and authorized heretofore, and which our Clergy generally have subscribed unto do contain the true Doctrine of the Church of England, agreeable to God's Word...
Page 142 - Thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.
Page 117 - And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the Acts of Solomon ? And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
Page 186 - Fell suddenly into an allegory About their Journey, and the Way to Glory, In more than twenty things; which I set down. This done; I twenty more had in my crown: And they again began to multiply Like sparks that from the coals of fire do fly.
Page 135 - But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Page 219 - If Shakespeare deserves our admiration for his characters, he is equally deserving of it for his exhibition of passion, taking this word in its widest signification, as including every mental condition, every tone from indifference or familiar mirth to the wildest rage and despair. He gives us the history of minds ; he lays open to us, in a single word, a whole series of preceding conditions.
Page 89 - That his time spent in prayer and cathedral music elevated his soul, and was his heaven upon earth." But before his return thence to Bemerton, he would usually sing and play his part at an appointed private music-meeting; and, to justify this practice, he would often say, " Religion does not banish mirth, but only moderates and sets rules to it.

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