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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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Chamber's household edition of the dramatic works of William ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1862
...'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...
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Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1863 - 486 pages
...earth. His legs bestrid the ocean, his rear'd arm Crested the world. Antony and Cleopatra, Act V. Sc. 8. Majesty Dies not alone, But, like a gulf, doth draw...massy wheel Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount ; 214 Illustrated by the experiment of approaching » hill.— How it is in passing front the sight...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863 - 2409 pages
...'noyance ; but much more That spirit, upon whose weal depend and res t The lives of many. Ti,e cease of majesty Dies not alone, but, like a gulf, doth draw What's near it, with it: it is a inassy wheel, Fix'd on the summit of tlie highest mount, primer la même pensée. C'est une...
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Tragedies

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1864
...'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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Foliorum silvula, selections for translation into Latin and Greek ..., Volume 2

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1864
...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, fixed on the summit of the highest mount, to whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser...
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Every day papers, by Andrew Halliday, Volume 1

Andrew Halliday Duff - 1864
...play. Try to get this into your head, and then when you have got it, try and speak it : " The cease of majesty 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...
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On the Received Text of Shakespeare's Dramatic Writings and Its Improvement

Samuel Bailey - 1866
...several reasons for inferring corruption in the first clause of the following extract: o " The cease of majesty 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," Act iii. sc. 3. Cease, as a noun, is...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Macbeth. Hamlet. King Lear. Othello ...

William Shakespeare - 1866
...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 : 'tis a massy wheel, Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser...
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The Handy-volume Shakspeare [ed. by Q.D.].

William Shakespeare - 1867
...'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...
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A Dictionary of the Language of Shakespeare

Swynfen Jervis - 1868 - 374 pages
...May make some stronger head. Cymbeline, iv. 2. CEASE. Extinction ; failure ; cessation. The cease of majesty Dies not alone ; but, like a gulf, doth draw What's near with it. Hamlet, iii. 3. To CEASE. To put an end to ; to stop ; to die. Heaven cease this idle humour...
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