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THE

SHAKESPEARE ARGOSY.

THE

SHAKESPEARE ARGOSY

CONTAINING MUCH OF

THE WEALTH OF SHAKESPEARE'S
WISDOM AND WIT

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By Captain A. F. P. Harcourt

BENGAL STAFF CORPS (ASSISTANT COMMISSIONE

AUTHOR OF "KOOLOO, LAHOUL AND SPITI," ETC. HT^s^X

Harcourt. The manner and trae order ....
This packet, please it you, contains at large.

2nd Henry IV., Act iv. Sc. 4

Henry S. King & Co.

65 CORNHILL AND 12 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
1874

INTRODUCTORY.

In this compilation, the object has been to make the headings

proper clues to the quotations, and I believe, though it seems

to be asserting a good deal to say so much, that nothing in the

same form or on so extensive a scale has been before attempted.

The headings are:

i st. Such as can be clearly gathered from the passages quoted,

as for instance :—

Greatness (fallen) [778].

.... now lies he there,

And none so poor to do him reverence.

Antony. Julius Cfesar, Act iii. Sc. 2.

2ndly. Such as the public have long decided upon, as for

instance:—

Boxes (at theatre) [736].

A beggarly account of empty boxes,

Romeo. Romeo and Juliet, Act v. Sc. 1.

3rdly. Those which in default of any ruling I have myself

selected, as for instance:—

Chaffless [950].

.... but the gods made you,
Unlike all others, chaffless.

Iachimo. Cymbeline, Act i. Sc. 6. In an endeavour such as is this, to collect together some of the utterances of the world's greatest genius, it must doubtless be the case that many quotations have been left out. In

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