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Have you not made an universal shout,
XXIII.-REPROACHING WITH WANT OF FRIENDSHIP.
Cassius.--Do not presume too much upon my love, I may do that I shall be sorry for.
Brutus. You have done that you should be sorry for. There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats ; For I am arm’d so strong in honesty, That they pass by me, as the idle wind, Which I respect not. I did send to you For certain sums of gold, which you denied me ; For I can raise no money by vile means ; No, Cassius, I had rather coin my heart, And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring From the bard hands of peasants their vile trash By any indirection. I did send To you for gold to pay my legions,
denied me. Was that done like Cassius ? Should I have answer'd Caius Cassius so? When Marcus Brutus grows so covetous To lock such rascal-counters from his friends, Be ready, gods! with all
your thunderbolts, Dash him to pieces.
XXIV.--REPROACHING WITH WANT OF MANLINESS.
O PROPER stuff!
XXV._FEAR FROM A DREADFUL OBJECT.
Angels and ministers of grace defend us ! Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn'd, Bring with thee airs from heav'n, or blasts from hell, Be thy intents wicked or charitable, Thou com’st in such a questionable shape That I will speak to thee; I'll call thee Hamlet, King, father, royal Dane: Oh, answer mel Save me, and hover o'er me with your wings, You heavenly guards :—what would your gracious figure?
XXVI.-HORROR AT A DREADFUL APPARITION.
1“Questionable" here means inviting question.
XXVII.-DEEP OR SETTLED GRIEF.
SEEMS, madam! nay, it is: I know not seems.
XXVIII.-GRIEF DEPLORING LOSS OF HAPPINESS.
Oh, now for ever,
XXIX.-GRIEF APPROACHING TO DISTRACTION.
Thou canst not speak of what thou dost not feel : Wert thou as young as I, Juliet thy love, An hour but married, Tybalt murder'd, Doating like me, and like me banished, Then mightst thou speak, then mightst thou tear thy hair, And fall upon the ground as I do now Taking the measure of an unmade grave.
Romeo and Juliet,
XXX_GRIEF CHOKING EXPRESSION.
Macduff._My children too!
Macduff.—He has no children !
Malcolm.-Endure it like a man.
XXXI.-REMORSE AND REPROACH.
Oh, when the last account 'twixt heaven and earth Is to be made, then shall this hand and seal Witness against us to damnation ! How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds Makes ill deeds done! Hadst not thou been by, A fellow by the hand of nature mark'd, Quoted, and sign'd to do a deed of shame, This murder had not come into my mind : But taking note of thy abhorr'd aspect, Finding thee fit for bloody villany Apt, liable to be employed in danger, I faintly broke with thee of Arthur's death; And thou to be endeared to a king, Mad'st it no conscience to destroy a prince.-King John
King Henry.—How fares my lord ? speak, Beaufort, to thy
King Henry.-Ah, what a sign it is of evil life,
Warwick.-Beaufort, it is thy sovereign speaks to thee.
Cardinal Beaufort.-Bring me to my trial when you will.
King Henry._0 thou eternal Mover of the heavens,
Warwick.–See how the pangs of death do make him grin.
King Henry.—Peace to his soul, if God's good pleasure be! Lord Cardinal, if thou think'st on heav'n's bliss, Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope,He dies and makes no sign : O God, forgive him!
Warwick. So bad a death argues a monstrous life. King Henry.- Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all.
Henry VI.--Second Part.