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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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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

William Shakespeare - Promptbooks - 1874 - 231 pages
...noyance; but much more That spirit upon whose weal depends and rests 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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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 138 pages
...but much more That spirit upon whose weal depends and rests The lives of many. The cess of majesty89 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, To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser...
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Shakespeare, the King's Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

Alvin B. Kernan - Drama - 1997 - 230 pages
...action he chooses to take, allow us still to hear how such ideas sounded in the palace: The cess of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it. Or it is a massy wheel Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount, To whose [huge] spokes ten thousand...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - Drama - 1995 - 268 pages
...Elizabeth I occupied her subjects, just as Hamlet threatens the King's life and thus the realm: The cess of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it ... (15-17) As they hurry off, Polonius warns the King that Hamlet is going to his mother's closet;...
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Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot - Drama - 1995 - 197 pages
...following the recorders' scene, sounds like a recital by rote from the royal catechism: The cess of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near with it. Or it is a massy wheel Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...when they remind him how much the health of the nation is dependent upon his own state: The cess of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it. Or it is a massy wheel Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount. To whose (huge) spokes ten thousand...
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Fusion of Cultures?

Peter O. Stummer, Christopher Balme - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 332 pages
...l97lloflnA Fine Castle at Queen's Hall and Town Hall in Port of Spain, 65 Hl,iiil5-22, "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, / To whose huge spokes ten thousand...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - Drama - 1996 - 286 pages
...with a commoner's, is "not his own" (1.3.17,20-24). Rosencrantz puts the matter vividly: 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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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...CLAUDIUS. CLAUDIUS drinks. We can see the burden of responsibility. ROSENCRANTZ (continuing) 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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Figures de la royauté en Angleterre: de Shakespeare à la Glorieuse Révolution

Franck Lessay - Electronic books - 1999 - 198 pages
...keep those many many bodies safe That live and feed upon your majesty. ROSENCRANTZ [...] The cease of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it. (III.3.8-10/15-17) Le faux roi est seul au milieu de courtisans apeurés et serviles, ce que Hamlet,...
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