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Epicene: Stage History

Now I am lost, I may speak. Contractions are generally expanded, again with a wary eye to shifts of meaning.

I cannot endure such a sight. O, they are instructing her in the college-grammar.

BODKIN, dagger, jinson other short, pointed weapon; long pin with which the women fastened up their hair. Our bath cost us fifteen pound when we came home.

Some divine must resolve you in that, sir, or canon-lawyer. In this avowedly gay fictional biography, Kynaston was depicted as epicooene toast of the town and also the secret lover of the Duke of Buckingham until the advent of Nell Gwynne, Margaret Hughes, and other adult actresses supplanted him on stage and in the boudoir.


The possibilities of a substantial dowry are too tempting. Preferment changes any man. Besides, ladies should be mindful of the approach of age, and let no time want his due use.

Epicoene / Ben Jonson

Did you ever hear a more unnecessary question? Epicoenee warrant you, sir, she will not transform you. Or, draw his own teeth, and add them to the lute-string.

And how soberly Dauphine labours to satisfy him, that it was none of his plot! Shew me how it could be otherwise. Here, I deliver it thee as my deed. A lady should, indeed, study her face, when we think she sleeps; nor, when the doors are shut, should men be enquiring; all is sacred within, then. She is like a conduit-pipe, that will gush out with more force when she opens again.

Epicene: Textual Essay

I come presently, Centaure. By your leave, ladies. Epicene was a special favourite of Samuel Pepys: Come, I see now plain confederacy in this doctor and this parson, to abuse a gentleman. Moore La Foole J. And then he has his lesser glasses, that he calls his deer and his ape; and several degrees of them too; bej never is well, nor thinks any entertainment perfect, till these be brought out, and set on the cupboard.


Or to want bread, and salt, were but course art. KNOT, company, band; a sandpiper or robin snipe Tringa canutus ; flower-bed laid out in fanciful design. Captayne O tterSent.

Both titles include a specific linguistic characteristic ascribed to the female gender. Compared with reviews of Shakespeare brn, in which reviewers often have very trenchant things to say about the play itself and how it has been realized on stage, the reviews of Epicene at least bespeak an impoverishment of acquaintance with the text on the part of the writers.

All this is very true, sir.

Epicene: Textual Essay | The Cambridge Works of Ben Jonson

They are married women that live away from their husbands and speak their minds. Now you shall have the bear, cousin, bben sir John Daw the horse, and I will have the bull still. I would fain write out a riddle in Italian, for sir Dauphine, to translate.