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Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity: Greek and Latin Antiquity as Presented ...
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Achilles admiration ancient answer antiquity appeared beauty beginning Brutus CŠsar called century character classical comedy complete Cressida criticism death drama English expression eyes fact feeling followed French friends further genius give given Greek hand heart Hector hero Homer honour human idea imagination importance interest Italy King knowledge Latin learning less lines literary literature live look manner matter means Middle Ages mind moral nature never original pass passage passion Pericles Plautus play Plutarch poem poet poetry present question reason relates remarks Roman says scene Shake Shakespeare side Sidney speaking spirit stage story taken things thou thought Timon touch tragedy translation Troilus Trojan Troy true truth turn whole wife wish writes written young
Page 92 - There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins ; Such harmony is in immortal souls, But whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it. — THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Enter Musicians Come, ho, and wake Diana with a hymn ; With sweetest touches pierce your mistress' ear, And draw her home with music.
Page 321 - Caesar carelessly but nod on him. He had a fever when he was in Spain, And, when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake: 'tis true, this god did shake ! His coward lips did from their colour fly ; And that same eye, whose bend doth awe the world, Did lose his lustre : I did hear him groan ; Ay, and that tongue of his, that bade the Romans Mark him, and write his speeches in their books, Alas ! it cried, Give me some drink, Titinius, As a sick girl.
Page 54 - Upon the back 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 fly in, represented with four swords and bucklers and then what hard heart will not receive it for a pitched field?
Page 314 - The use of this feigned history hath been to give some shadow of satisfaction to the mind of man in those points wherein the nature of things doth deny it, the world being in proportion inferior to the soul...
Page 317 - In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets...
Page 57 - What things have we seen Done at the ' Mermaid ? ' Heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life.