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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Michael Drayton. (1563–1631)
 
355
    Had in him those brave translunary things
That the first poets had. (Said of Marlowe.)
          To Henry Reynolds, of Poets and Poesy.
356
    For that fine madness still he did retain
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.
          To Henry Reynolds, of Poets and Poesy.
357
    The coast was clear. 1
          Nymphidia.
358
    When faith is kneeling by his bed of death,
And innocence is closing up his eyes,
Now if thou wouldst, when all have given him over,
From death to life thou might’st him yet recover.
          Ideas. An Allusion to the Eaglets. lxi.
 
Christopher Marlowe. (1564–1593)
 
359
    Comparisons are odious. 2
          Lust’s Dominion. Act iii. Sc. 4.
360
    I ’m armed with more than complete steel,—
The justice of my quarrel. 3
          Lust’s Dominion. Act iii. Sc. 4.
361
    Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? 4
          Hero and Leander.
362
    Come live with me, and be my love;
And we will all the pleasures prove
That hills and valleys, dales and fields,
Woods or steepy mountain yields.
          The Passionate Shepherd to his Love.
 
Note 1.
Somerville: The Night-Walker. [back]
Note 2.
See Fortescue, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 3.
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just,
And he but naked, though locked up in steel,
Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
William Shakespeare: Henry VI. act iii. sc. 2. [back]
Note 4.
The same in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Compare Chapman, Quotation 1. [back]
 

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