The Heroes of the Puppet Stage

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Harcourt, Brace, 1923 - 418 Seiten
 

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Seite 306 - Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight, And burned is Apollo's laurel bough, That sometime grew within this learned man. Faustus is gone : regard his hellish fall, Whose fiendful fortune may exhort the wise Only to wonder at unlawful things, Whose deepness doth entice such forward wits To practise more than heavenly power permits.
Seite 134 - We are no other than a moving row Of Magic Shadow-shapes that come and go Round with the Sun-illumined Lantern held In Midnight by the Master of the Show...
Seite 99 - And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search diligently for the young child, and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
Seite 49 - Hush-a-bye, baby, on the tree top, When the wind blows the cradle will rock; When the bough breaks the cradle will fall, Down will come baby, cradle, and all.
Seite 79 - Perfume for a lady's chamber; Golden quoifs and stomachers, For my lads to give their dears : Pins and poking-sticks of steel, What maids lack from head to heel: Come buy of me, come; come buy, come buy; Buy, lads, or else your lasses cry : Come buy.
Seite 68 - The mountebank now treads the stage, and sells His pills, his balsams, and his ague-spells; Now o'er and o'er the nimble tumbler springs, And on the rope the venturous maiden swings; Jack Pudding, in his party-coloured jacket, Tosses the glove, and jokes at every packet.
Seite 68 - Now he goes on, and sings of fairs and shows, For still new fairs before his eyes arose. How pedlars' stalls with glittering toys are laid, The various fairings of the country maid. Long silken laces hang upon the twine, And rows of pins and amber bracelets shine ; How the tight lass knives, combs, and scissars spies, And looks on thimbles with desiring eyes.
Seite 83 - I have been for twenty years under-sexton of this parish of St. Paul's, Covent-Garden, and have not missed tolling in to prayers six times in all those years ; which office I have performed to my great satisfaction, until this fortnight last past, during which time I find my congregation take the warning of my bell, morning and evening, to go to a puppet-show set forth by one Powell under the Piazzas.
Seite 91 - Prudentia had counterplotted us, and had bespoke on the same evening, the puppet-show of the Creation of the World. She had engaged every body to be there ; and to turn our leader into ridicule, had secretly let them know that the puppet Eve was made the most like Florimel that ever was seen. On Thursday morning the puppet-drummer, witl\ Adam and Eve, and several others that lived before the flood, passed through the streets on horseback to invite us all to the pastime ; and Mr.
Seite 92 - Mayor was so wise as to prefer these innocent people, the poppets, who he said were to represent Christians, before the wicked players who were to show Alexander an heathen philosopher. When we came to Noah's Flood in the show, Punch and his wife were introduced dancing in the ark. Old Mrs. Petulant desired both her daughters to mind the moral ; then whispered to Mrs. Mayoress, " This is very proper for young people to see.

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