The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare
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. 1879. Excerpt: ... Trudge, plod, away, o'the hoof; seek shelter, pack! Falstaff will learn the humour13 of this age, French thrift, you rogues; myself, and skirted page. _Exeunt Falstaff and Robin. Pist. Let vultures gripe thy guts14! for gourd and fullam15 holds, And high and low beguile the rich and poor: Tester I'll have in pouch, when thou shalt lack, Base Phrygian Turk! Nym. I have operations in my head, which be humours of revenge. Pist. Wilt thou revenge? Nym. By welkin, and her star16! Pist. With wit, or steel? Nym. With both the humours, I: I will discuss the humour of this love to Page. Pist. And I to Ford shall eke unfold, How Falstaff, varlet vile, His dove will prove, his gold will hold, And his soft couch defile. Nym. My humour shall not cool: I will incense Page to deal with poison; I will possess him with 13 The folio reads honour, evidently a misprint. 14 A burlesque on a passage in Tamburlaine, or the Scythian Shepherd: "and now doth ghastly death With greedy talents talon gripe my bleeding heart, And like a harper harpy trers on my life." Again, ihid. "Griping our bowels with retorted thoughts." ' In Decker's Bellman of London, 1640. among the false dice are enumerated "a bale of fullams"--" a bale of gordes, with as many high men as low men for passage." The false dice were chiefly made at Fulham, hence the name. The manner in which they were made is described in The Complete Gamester, 1676, 12mo. 16 The old imperfect copy of 1602 misprints " By welkin and her Fairies" probably instead of stores. These lines above, in my head, ' is not in the folio. yellowness; for the revolt of mien l is dangerous: that is my true humour. Pist. Thou art the Mars of malcontents: I second _ thee; troop on. Exeunt. ' Scene IV. A Room in Dr. Caius's House. Enter Mrs. Quickly...
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