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[O] 'Fancy' is here taken for 'love' or 'affection, and is opposed to 'fury,' as before, “Sighs and tears poor fancy's followers.” LSome now call that which a man takes particular delight in, his 'fancy.'
Elower-Fancier, for a florilt, and Bird-Fancier, for a lover and feeder of birds, are colloquial words. JOHNS.
birds, are collet, for a fra man takes
What mask? what music? How fhall we beguile The lazy time, if not with fome delight?
Phil. There is a brief, how many sports are ripe :: Make choice of which your highness shall fee first.
[Giving a paper. The. [reads. The battle of the Centaurs, to be sung by
an Athenian eunuch to the harp. We'll none of that : that I have told my love, In glory of my kinfman Hercules.
The riot of the tipfy Bacchanals,
Tearing the Thracian finger in their rage..
The thrice three Mufes mourning for the death
A tedious brief scene of young Pyramus,
And his love Tbife ; very tragical mirth.
Phil. A play there is, my lord, fome ten words longs
The. What are they that do play it?:
Phil. Hard-handed men that work in Athens here, Which never labour'd in their minds till now; And now have toil'd their unbreath'd memories With this fame play, againft your nuptial.
The. And we will hear it.
Phil. No, my noble lord,