Give me a spirit that on this lifes rough sea Loves t have his sails filld with a lusty wind, Even till his sail-yards tremble, his masts crack, And his rapt ship run on her side so low That she drinks water, and her keel plows air.
Tragedy of Charles, Duke of Byron. Act iii. Sc. 1.
Only a few industrious Scots perhaps, who indeed are dispersed over the face of the whole earth. But as for them, there are no greater friends to Englishmen and England, when they are out on t, in the world, than they are. And for my own part, I would a hundred thousand of them were there [Virginia]; for we are all one countrymen now, ye know, and we should find ten times more comfort of them there than we do here.6
Eastward Ho. Act iii. Sc. 2.
Note 1. Here lies one whose name was writ in water.Keatss own Epitaph. [back]
Note 2. To be noble we ll be good.Winifreda (Percys Reliques).
Note 6. This is the famous passage that gave offence to James I., and caused the imprisonment of the authors. The leaves containing it were cancelled and reprinted, and it only occurs in a few of the original copies.Richard Herne Shepherd. [back]