Dramatic Works Of John Ford (volume 2)

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byJohn Ford

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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. 1827. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE. The title-page of this Comedy, of which there-is but one edition, stands thus in the 4to. "The Fancies, Chast and Noble: Presented by the Queenes Majesties Servants, at the Phoenix in Drury Lane. Fide Honor. London, printed by E. P. for Henry Seile, and are to be sold at his shop, at the Tyger's Head in Fleet Street, over against Saint Dunstan's Church, 1638." It was probably licensed for the stage in 1637, as Ford brought out a new piece (The Lady's Trial) this year. TO THE RIGHT NOBLE LORD, THE LORD RANDAL MACDONNELL, EARL OF ANTRIM IN THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND, LORD VISCOUNT DUNLUCE.1 MY LORD, Princes, and worthy personages of your own eminence, have entertained poems of this nature with a serious welcome. The desert of their authors might transcend mine, not their study of service. A practice of courtship to greatness hath not hitherto, in me, aimed at any thrift: yet I have ever honoured virtue, as the richest ornament to the noblest titles. Endeavour of being known to your Lordship, by such means, I conceive no ambition; the extent being bounded by humility: so neither can the argument appear ungracious; nor the writer, in that, without allowance. You enjoy, my Lord, the general suffrage, for your freedom of merits: may you likewise please, by this particular presentment, amongst the number of such as faithfully honour those merits, to admit,2 into your noble construction, 1 "This nobleman was the son of Sir Randal Macdonnell, who, in his youth, joined in Tyrone's rebellion, but subsequently became a loyal subject of King James, and contributed greatly to the civilization of Ireland, for which service he was created successively Viscount Dunluce, and Earl of Antrim. He died 18th December, 1636. The peer who succeeded him, and to...

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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. 1827. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE. The title-page of this Comedy, of which there-is but one edition, stands thus in the 4to. "The Fancies...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217780644

ISBN - 13:9780217780643

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