Pastoral Poetry & Pastoral Drama: A Literary Inquiry, with Special Reference to the Pre-restoration Stage in England

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A.H. Bullen, 1906 - English drama - 464 pages
Critical analysis of Vergil's life and works.
 

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Page 125 - With coral clasps and amber studs ; And if these pleasures may thee move, Come live with me and be my love.
Page 131 - Weep no more, woeful shepherds, weep no more, For Lycidas, your sorrow, is not dead, Sunk though he be beneath the watery floor. So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, And yet anon repairs his drooping head...
Page 125 - And I will make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies, A cap of flowers, and a kirtle Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle...
Page 130 - Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere, I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude, And with forced fingers rude, Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.
Page 110 - As it fell upon a day, In the merry month of May, Sitting in a pleasant shade Which a grove of myrtles made...
Page 131 - Ay me ! Whilst thee the shores, and sounding Seas Wash far away, where'er thy bones are hurl'd, Whether beyond the stormy Hebrides, Where thou perhaps under the whelming tide Visit'st the bottom of the monstrous world...
Page 77 - Much ado there was, God wot! He would love and she would not. She said, Never man was true; He said, None was false to you.
Page 269 - A tragi-comedy is not so called in respect of mirth and killing, but in respect it wants deaths, which is enough to make it no tragedy, yet brings some near to it, which is enough to make it no comedy...
Page 393 - Sabrina fair, Listen where thou art sitting Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave, In twisted braids of lilies knitting The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair; Listen for dear honour's sake, Goddess of the silver lake, Listen and save! Listen, and appear to us, In name of great Oceanus. By the earthshaking Neptune's mace, And Tethys' grave majestic pace; By hoary Nereus' wrinkled look, And the Carpathian wizard's hook; By scaly Triton's winding shell, And old soothsaying Glaucus...
Page 121 - For kings have cares that wait upon a crown, And cares can make the sweetest cares to frown ; Ah then, ah then, If country loves such sweet desires gain, What lady would not love a shepherd swain?

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