Beaumont and Fletcher

(1584 - 1616 / England)

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  • Ellis L. Tiffany, Ph.D. (5/10/2005 2:21:00 PM)

    Where in the works of John Fletcher did he write these lines:

    Who does not see in drown Deucalion's name,
    When Earth her men and Sea had lost her shore,
    Old Noah?

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{Bonduca the British queen, taking occasion from a defeat of the Romans to impeach their valor, is rebuked by Caratac.}

Queen Bonduca, I do not grieve your fortune.
If I grieve, 'tis at the bearing of your fortunes;
You put too much wind to your sail: discretion
And hardy valor are the twins of honor,
And nursed together, make a conqueror;
Divided, but a talker. 'Tis a truth,
That Rome has fled before us twice, and routed; -

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