A Literary History Of The English People  Volume 3 by Jean Jules JusserandA Literary History Of The English People  Volume 3 by Jean Jules Jusserand

A Literary History Of The English People Volume 3

byJean Jules Jusserand

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...him, the sound of his voice, the colour of his cheeks and of his beard, are put before us with incomparable vividness. Callot could not have drawn the contour of the personage with a more exact graver than has Shakespeare in one line when he represents him walking before his page "like a sow that has overwhelmed all her litter but one." As fat as Panurge is thin, he has as much wit and resourcefulness, promptitude at repartee,1 wily ways to escape blows, to catch good bits, to leave the burden of life to others, and count happy days, surrounded by scorn to which he is indifferent, by dangers that he knows how to avoid, tippling his sack (" in potum copiose immittunt saccarum," says Hentzner of the English), handled sometimes rather roughly, but quickly consoled, and always regaining his imperturbable good-humour. No mishap makes upon him any durable impression; not even the harsh rebuffs and cruel pranks now and then inflicted on him, nor his great disappointment at the of Adriana. She complains bitterly of her husband: four lines of insulting epithets. But why then, says her sister, are you jealous of him?--Ah! but I think him better than I say. (" Errors," iv. 2.) '"Pr. Henry.... Art thou not ashamed? "Falstaff. Dost thou hear, Hal? thou know'st, in the state of innocency, Adam fell; and what should poor Jack Falstaff do, in the days of villainy? Thou seest, I have more flesh than another man; and therefore more frailty."--" I Henry IV.," iii. 3 coming to the throne of his bosom friend, Prince Hal. He recovers himself at once: "I shall be sent for in private to him: look you, he must seem thus to the world. Fear not your advancement." From time to time, too, a melancholy plaint, funnier than any of his jollities: "'Sblood, I am as...
Title:A Literary History Of The English People Volume 3Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.49 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217664520

ISBN - 13:9780217664523

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