Shakespeare [sic] and his times: including the biography of the poet; criticism on his genius and writings; a new chronology of his plays; a disquisition on the object of his sonnets; and a history of the manners, customs, amusements, superstitions, poetry, and elegant literature of his age (Google eBook)

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Baudry, 1843 - English literature - 660 pages
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Page 533 - And is there care in heaven? and is there love In heavenly spirits to these creatures base," &c.f by Milton, in a strain of greater sublimity, and with more philosophic dignity and grace:— - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep :
Page 389 - Yet, do thy worst, old Time: despite thy wrong, My love shall in my verse ever live young." -Son. 19. " Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme." Son. 54. " Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth, And delves the parallels in beauty's brow ; Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth. And
Page 386 - When, in the chronicle of wasted time, I see descriptions of the fairest wights. And beauty making beautiful old rhyme, In praise of ladies dead, and lovely knights ; Then, in the blazon of sweet beauty's best, Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow, I
Page 171 - Thus, previous to the assassination of Julius Caesar, he tells us, that— '• 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 street«— — Stars with trains of
Page 620 - in his letter to Jonson, from the country:— " 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 whom they came. Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest," &c. { For the expression "wit-combats," in this interesting passage, we must
Page 172 - Ah, good father, Thou see'st the heavens, as troubled with man's act, Threaten his bloody stage : by the clock, 'tis day, And yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp : Is it night's predominance, or the day's shame, That darkness does the face of earth intomb, When living light should kiss it? Old M. Tis unnatural,
Page 188 - objects of historical record, had lately become the theme of credulous wonder and general speculation. Othello, in his speech before the senators, familiarly alludes to " the Cannibals that each other eat, The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders :
Page 197 - doth your brother that hath banish'd you. To-day, my lord of Amiens, and myself, Did steal behind him, as he lay along Under an oak, whose antique root peeps out Upon the brook that brawls along this wood : To the which place a poor sequester'd stag, That
Page 189 - painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver : there would this monster make a man ; any strange beast there makes a man : when they will not give a doit to relievo a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to
Page 506 - To dance their ringlets to the whistling wind," was, we are told by Titania, — " on hill, in dale, forest, or mead, By paved fountain, or by rushy brook, Or on the beached margent of the sea," * and the light of the moon was a necessary adjunct to their festivity,—

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