George Chapman Quotes
''Who to himself is law, no law doth need, Offends no law, and is a king indeed.''George Chapman (c. 1559-1634), British dramatist, poet, translator. repr. In Plays and Poems of George Chapman: The Tragedies, ed. Thomas Marc Parrott (1910). Bussy d'Ambois, in Bussy d'Ambois, act 2, sc. 1, l. 203-4 (1607, rev. 1641). Addressing Henry III of France, in self-vindication after killing two men in a quarrel.
''Pure innovation is more gross than error.''George Chapman (1559-1634), British dramatist, poet, translator. King Henry, in Bussy D'Ambois, act 1, sc. 2, l. 38 (1607).
''For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.''George Chapman (c. 1559-1634), British dramatist, poet, translator. repr. In Plays and Poems of George Chapman: The Comedies, ed. Thomas Marc Parrott (1914). Vandome, in Monsieur d'Olive, act 5, sc. 1, l. 8-9 (1606). Proposing to distract the countess Marcellina from her melancholy.
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Give me a spirit that on this life's rough sea
Loves to have his sails filled with a lusty wind
Even till his sailyards tremble, his masts crack,
And his rapt ship runs on her side so low
That she drinks water, and her keel ploughs air;
There is no danger to a man that knows
What life and death is, - there is no law
Exceeds his knowledge: neither is it lawful