Memoirs of the Life of William Shakespeare: With an Essay Toward the Expression of His Genius, and an Account of the Rise and Progress of the English Drama

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Little, Brown,, 1865 - 425 páginas

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Página 86 - Is not this the carpenter's son ? is not his mother called Mary ? and his brethren James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas, and his sisters, are they not all with us ? Whence then hath this man all these things ? And they were offended in him.
Página 207 - The moon shines bright.— In such a night as this, When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees, And they did make no noise, — in such a night, Troilus methinks mounted the Trojan walls, And sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents, Where Cressida lay that night
Página 290 - I think the king is but a man, as I am ; the violet smells to him as it doth to me; the element shows to him as it doth to me ; all his senses have but human conditions ; his ceremonies laid by, in his nakedness he appears but a man.
Página 49 - So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, Than women's are. Vio. I think it well, my lord. Duke. Then let thy love be younger than thyself, Or thy affection cannot hold the bent
Página 250 - sixty-fourth sonnet, an important geological fact serves him for illustration : — " When I have seen the hungry ocean gain Advantage on the kingdom of the shore, And the firm soil win of the watery main, Increasing store with loss and loss with store " Where and how and why had Shakespeare
Página 64 - vouchers, his recoveries. Is this the fine of his fines, and the recovery of his recoveries, to have his fine pate full of fine dirt ? Will his vouchers vouch him no more of his purchases, and double ones, too, than the length and breadth of a pair of indentures
Página 389 - of the other, and so many other under-kingdoms, that the Player, when he comes in, must ever begin with telling where he is, or else the tale will not be conceived. Now you shall have three ladies walke to gather flowers, and then we must believe the stage to be a garden. By and by we
Página 389 - shipwrack in the same place ; then, we are to blame if we accept it not for a rocke. Upon the backe of that comes out a hideous monster with fire and smoke, and then the miserable beholders are bound to take it for a cave ; while, in the meantime, two armies
Página 123 - by, wherein he most faulted. And to justifie mine own candor, (for I lov'd the man, and doe honour his memory (on this side idolatry) as much as any.) Hee was (indeed) honest, and of an open and free nature : had an excellent
Página 83 - on The First Part of the Contention betwixt the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster, The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York, A Pleasant Conceited History of the Taming of a Shrew, Titus Andronicus, an early form of Romeo and

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