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" The cease of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it; it is a massy wheel, Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser things Are mortis'd and adjoin'd; which, when it falls, Each... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 73
1823
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Shakespeare and Religion: Essays of Forty Years

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 374 pages
...noyance; but much more That spirit upon whose weal depend and rest The lives of many. The cease of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it; it is a massy wheel, Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser...
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Stately Bodies: Literature, Philosophy, and the Question of Gender

Adriana Cavarero - Philosophy - 2002 - 220 pages
...natural body. As the treacherous Rosencrantz says with an uncanny mechanical metaphor: The cess of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it. ... . . . which when it falls, Each small annexment, petty consequence, Attends the boist'rous [ruin]....
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 320 pages
...noyance; but much more That spirýt upon whose weal depends and rests The lives of many. The cess of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it; or 'tis a massy wheel Fixed on the summit of the highest mount, nl.2-3 Silenzio. Da mia madre, ora....
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...much more That spirit upon whose [weal] depends and rests The lives of many. The cease of majesty 15 Dies not alone, but, like a gulf, doth draw What's near it with it. It is a massy wheel, Fixed on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser...
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A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television

Kenneth S. Rothwell - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 380 pages
...Rosencrantz's sycophantic speech to Claudius from the third act can be heard in voiceover: "The cess of majesty / Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw / What's near it with it" (3.3.15). According to Be.mice Kliman, this speech on the Fall of Kings juxtaposed to the two thrones...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...noyance, but much more That spirit upon whose weal depends and rests The lives of many. The cess of majesty Dies not alone; but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it. O, 'tis a massy wheel Fixed on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser...
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Derek Walcott

Edward Baugh - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 254 pages
...so to speak, is set in the epigraph to Part 1, a quotation from Shakespeare's Hamlet: The cease of majesty Dies not alone but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it; it is a massy wheel Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser...
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