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Many other are the emoluments which arise from both these, but they are for the most part so obvious, that we shall not at present stay to enumerate them; especially since it occurs to us that the principal merit of both the prologue and the preface is that they be short.
He had, accordingly, hoisted himself, during the first verses of the prologue, with the aid of the pillars of the reserve gallery, to the cornice which ran round the balustrade at its lower edge; and there he had seated himself, soliciting the attention and the pity of the multitude, with his rags and a hideous sore which covered his right arm.
The silence which he preserved allowed the prologue to proceed without hindrance, and no perceptible disorder would have ensued, if ill-luck had not willed that the scholar Joannes should catch sight, from the heights of his pillar, of the mendicant and his grimaces.
The prologue stopped short, and all heads turned tumultuously towards the beggar, who, far from being disconcerted by this, saw, in this incident, a good opportunity for reaping his harvest, and who began to whine in a doleful way, half closing his eyes the while,--"Charity, please
This episode considerably distracted the attention of the audience; and a goodly number of spectators, among them Robin Poussepain, and all the clerks at their head, gayly applauded this eccentric duet, which the scholar, with his shrill voice, and the mendicant had just improvised in the middle of the prologue.
So much so, that I have asked you to write this very prologue.
It is a monstrous defect; I will cure myself of it, and do your prologue for you.
You are writing the prologue to the 'Facheux,' are you not?
Prologue to the Canterbury Tales and Minor Poems (poetry), done into Modern English by W.
Prologues to Ancient and Medieval History: A Reader (Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures), Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2013; paperback; pp.
Only after the second production, which was mounted sometime in June 1672, were the prologue and the epilogue to The Parson's Wedding printed as part of a pamphlet entitled the Covent Garden Drollery, or A colection [sic] of all the choice songs, poems, prologues and epilogues, (sung and spoken at courts and theatres) never in print before.
At the end of the day the result is the result and that's just the pick of prologues.