The Works of His Grace George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham: Containing His Plays and Miscellanies in Prose and Verse, with Explanatory Notes and Memoirs of the Author ...

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Page xxix - Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Blest madman, who could every hour employ With something new to wish or to enjoy ! Railing and praising were his usual themes, And both, to show his judgment, in extremes : So over violent or over civil That every man with him was God or Devil.
Page xxxix - In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half-hung, The floors of plaster, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repair'd with straw, With tape-tied curtains, never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies — alas!
Page 82 - I'll lead you thence to melancholy groves, And there repeat the scenes of our past loves : At night, I will within your curtains peep ; With empty arms embrace you while you sleep :. In gentle dreams I often will be by, And sweep along before your...
Page 13 - BAYES. Why, Sir, when I have any thing to invent, I never trouble my head about it, as other men do ; but presently turn over this Book, and there I have, at one view, all that...
Page 65 - I, he's a little envious ; but 'tis no great matter. Come. Ama. Pray let us two this fingle boon obtain, That you will here with poor us ftill remain.
Page 74 - And is that all your reason for it, Mr. Bayes? BAYES. No, Sir; I have a precedent for it too.
Page 22 - em all, in nature, to mend it. Besides, sir, I have printed above a hundred sheets of paper to insinuate the plot into the boxes ; * and, withal, have appointed two or three dozen of my friends to be ready in the pit, who, I'm sure, will clap, and so the rest, you know, must follow ; and then, pray, sir, what becomes of your suppose ? Ha, ha, ha!
Page 137 - I thank you, A little troubles me : the least touch for it, Had but my breeches got it, it had contented me.
Page 35 - I ever take physic, and let blood ; for, when you would have pure swiftness of thought, and fiery flights of fancy, you must have a care of the pensive part.
Page xxxix - With tape-ty'd curtains, never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villers lies — alas ! how chang'd from him...

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