The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare

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C. Whittingham, 1826

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Page 334 - larum bell ? Wilt thou upon the high and giddy mast Seal up the ship-boy's eyes, and rock his brains In cradle of the rude imperious surge ; And in the visitation of the winds, Who take the ruffian billows by the top, Curling their monstrous heads, and hanging them With deaf'ning clamours in the slippery clouds
Page 433 - Where some, like magistrates, correct at home; Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad; '. Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds ; Which pillage they with merry march bring home To the tent-royal of their emperor : Who, busied in his majesty, surveys The singing masons building roofs of gold ; The civil
Page 141 - To sport would be as tedious as to work ; But, when they seldom come, they wish'd-for come, And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents. So, when this loose behaviour I throw off, And pay the debt I never promised, By how much better than my word I am, By so much shall I falsify men's hopes
Page 469 - Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more ; Or close the wall up with our English dead ! In peace, there's nothing so becomes a man, As modest stillness and humility : But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Page 280 - my noble lord ; Where hateful death put on his ugliest mask, To fright our party. North. How doth my son, and brother? Thou tremblest ; and the whiteness in thy cheek Is apter than thy tongue to tell thy errand. Even such a man, so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone
Page 335 - That, with the hurly 3 , death itself awakes ? Canst thou, O partial sleep ! give thy repose To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude ; And, in the calmest and most stillest night, With all appliances and means to boot, Deny it to a king? Then, happy low
Page 114 - how I may compare This prison, where I live, unto the world: And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it ;—Yet I'll hammer it out. My brain I'll prove the female to my soul ; My soul, the father : and these two beget 1
Page 73 - for an alms-man's gown ; My figur'd goblets, for a dish of wood : My sceptre, for a palmer's walking-staff; My subjects, for a pair of carved saints ; And my large kingdom for a little grave, A little little grave, an obscure grave :—• Or I'll be buried in the king's highway, Some way of common trade
Page 530 - But we in it shall be remembered : We few, we happy few, we band of brothers ; For he, to-day that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my brother ; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition
Page 460 - bosom, if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. 'A made a finer end, and went away, an it had been any christom 2 child; 'a parted even just between twelve and one, e'en at turning o'the tide 3 ; for after I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his fingers

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