The gratefull servant A comedie. As it was lately presented with good applause at the private House in Drury-Lane, by her Majesties Servants. Written by Iames Shirley Gent
As it was lately presented with good
applause at the private House in
By her Majesties Servants.
Written by JAMES SHIRLEY Gent.
‘Usque ego postera
Crescam laude recens.’
Printed by B. A. and T. F. for John Grene, and are to be sold at his shop at Furnivals-Inne
PUBLISHED BY B. A. and T. F.
PUBLISHED FOR John Grene
1. THE GRATEFULL SERVANT. ACTUS, 1. SCAENA, 1.
THe Duke is mov'd.
The newes displeas'd him much.
And yet I see no reason, why he should
Engage so great affection to th- Daughter
Of Millan, he nere saw her.
Fame doth paint
Great beauties, and her picture (by which Princes
Court one another) may beget a flame
In him to raise this passion.
Trust a pencill,
I like not that State woing, see his Brother
Has left him, pray my Lord how is it with
Somewhat calmer, Love I thinke
Will kill neither of us, although I bee
No Stoicke, yet I thanke my starres I have
A power o're my affection, if hee'le not
Tame his, let it melt him into Sonnets
Hee will proove the more loving Prince to you,
Get in againe; and make wise speeches to him,
There is Aristotles Ghost still with him,
My Phylosophicall Governour that was,
He wants but you two, and a paire of Spectacles,
To see what folly 'tis, to love a woman
With that wicked resolution to marry her,
Though he be my elder Brother, and a Duke,
I ha more wit, when there's a dearth of women
I may turne foole, and place one of their Sexe
Naerer my heart, farewell, commend me to
My Brother, and the Councell-Table.