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Select Collection of Old English Plays
By Robert Dodsley (editor), George Perez (illustrator) and George Perez
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ayer Co Pub
Publication date June 1, 1972
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780405084584
ISBN-10 0405084587
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $32.50
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Enter Ethenwald. Earl Ethenwald, welcome: I thought to send for you. You must go do a message for us now: Tis nothing but to woo a wench, which you Can do. You must not woo her for yourself, But me. Tell her, I sit and pine like Tantalus; And, if you can, strain forth a tear for ma Tell her she shall be honoured in my love, And bear a child that one day may be king. Bid her not stand on terms, but send me word, Whether she be resolved to love me, yea or no. If she say no, tell her I can enforce her love: Or 'tis no matter, though you leave that out, And tell her this--we hear she is as wise, As eloquent and full of oratory, As Thaly1 was, daughter of Jupiter, Whose speeches was so pleasing 'mong the Greeks, That she was term'd a second Socrates. For some report, women love to be praised; Then in my cause, I pray thee, love thou Alfrida. Ethenwald. My gracious lord, and Ethenwald shall not fail To show his humble duty to your majesty. I will, my lord, woo her in your behalf, plead love For you, and strain a sigh to show your passions: I will say she is fairer than the dolphin's eye, At whom amaz'd the night-stars stand and gaze. Then will I praise her chin and cheek, and pretty hand, Long, made like Venus when she us'd the harp, When Mars was revelling in Jove's high house. 1 [Thalia.] Besides, my lord, I will say she hath a pace Much like to Juno in Ida1 vale, When Argus watch'd the heifer on the mount. These words, my lord, will make her love, I am sure; If these will not, my lord, I have better far. King. Nay, this is well: now, Ethenwald, be gone, For I shall long to hear of thy return. Ethenwald. My gracious lord, I humbly take my leave. [Exit. King. Ethenwald, farewell. Dunstan, how likest thou this? What, have I done well in sending Ethenwald 1 But in good...

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With Robert Dodsley (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Ayer Co Pub (June 1, 1972); titled "Select Collection of Old English Plays"
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