Shakespeare's Plays, Abridged and Revised for the Use of Girls by R. Baughan. Book 1, Containing the Tragedies and Historical Plays

General Books, 2013 - 140 páginas
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... Owen Glendower spoke of. Glend. I cannot blame him; at my nativity, The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes. Of burning cressets; and, at my binh, The frame and huge foundation of the earth Shak'd like a coward. Hot. Why, so it would have done at the same season, if your mother's cat had but kittened, though yourself had ne'er been born. Glend. 1 say, the earth did shake when I was born. Hot. And I say, the earth was not of my mind, If you suppose as fearing you it shook. Glend. 'Hie heavens were all on fire, the earth did tremble. Hot. 0, then the earlh shook to see the heavens on fire, And not in fear of your nativity. Glend. Cousin, of many men I do not bear these crossings. Give me leave To tell you once again, --that at my birth The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes; The goats ran from the mountains, and the herds Were strangely clamorous to the frighted fields. These signs have mark'd me extraordinary; And all the courses of my life do show I am not in the roll of common men. Where is the living, --clipp'd in with the sea That chides the banks of England, Scotland, Wales, --Which calls me pupil, or hath read to me? And bring him out, that is but woman's son, Can trace me in the tedious ways of art, And hold me pace in deep experiments. Hot. I think there's no man speaks better Welsh: I'll to dinner. Hurt. Peace, cousin Percy; you will make him mad. Glend. I can call spirits from the vasty deep. Lights set cross-ways and upon poles, used in processions. Hot. Why, so can I; or so can any man: But will they come, when you do call for them? Glend. Why, I can teach thee, cousin, to command the devil. Hot. And I can teach thee, coz, to shame the devil, By telling truth: Tell truth, and shame the devil. If thou have power to...

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