John Marston Quotes (14 quotes)
The Works: With Notes and Some Account of His Life and Writings : in Three Volumes (1856 edition)
Antonio's Revenge, Prologue, line 17. (1600)
“For see, the dapple-grey coursers of the morn
Beat up the light with their bright silver hoofs,
And chase it through the sky.”
Antonio's Revenge, Act I, sc. i.
“Sing of the nature of women, and then the song shall be surely full of variety; old crotchets and most sweet closes. It shall be humorous, grave, fantastic, amorous, melancholy, sprightly, one in all, and all in one.”
The Malcontent, Act III, sc. iv. (1603-04)
“Speak, speak, let terror strike slaves mute,
Much danger makes great hearts most resolute.”
The Wonder of Women, or The Tragedy of Sophonisba, Act II, sc. ii. (1606)
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Born: October 7, 1576
Died: June 25, 1634 (aged 57)
Bio: John Marston was an English poet, playwright and satirist. In a short and stormy literary career two of his books were burned by order of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and he himself suffered imprisonment on account of a third.