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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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A Dictionary of the Language of Shakspeare, Volume 70

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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Aeschylus

Reginald Stephen Copleston - 1870 - 196 pages
...old heroic days, when a real divinity hedged him round ? The king of men himself? — " 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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Plays of Shakespeare Selected and Prepared for Use in Schools ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson - 1875
...'iioyance ; 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, 4* Church-yards yam to let forth the...
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Folia silvulae: sive, Eclogae poetarum Anglicorum in Latinum et ..., Volume 2

Hubert Ashton Holden - English poetry - 1870
...èiteîvov uâ\\ov, ov тграсгаошоч ev a-ecruMTTai тгХ^оос eCrjprrjfievaiv ; з— a 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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Aeschylus

Reginald Stephen Copleston - 1870 - 196 pages
...days, when a real divinity hedged him round ? The king of men himself? — " The cease of Majesty Pies 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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Revue contemporaine, Volume 4

Periodicals - 1852
...vie de qui dépendent tant de vies, celle * M. de Beauchesne, tome I, page 235. ** » The cease of majesty » Dies not alone; but like a gulf, doth draw » What's near il, with it » du souverain, est précieuse pour tous. La royauté ne tombe pas seule. Un crime fait-il...
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History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun, Volume 1

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871
...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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History of English Literature, Volume 1

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...uoyance ; 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 New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Hamlet. 1877

William Shakespeare - 1877
...'feeble stinges' of 'gnattes.' 14. rests] See I, ii, 38. 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, Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten thousand...
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The Gentleman's Magazine

Early English newspapers - 1873
...following opinion is promulgated ; which, nevertheless, contains much philosophic truth : — 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 spokes ten thousand lesser...
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