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" HUNG be the heavens with black , yield day to night! Comets, importing change of times and states, Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky ; And with them scourge the bad revolting stars, That have consented unto Henry's death ! Henry the fifth, too... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 105
by William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1817
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Passionate Intelligence: The Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

E. M. Knottenbelt - 1990 - 418 pages
...well as Halley's comet. Compare Hill's opening with the first lines of Henry VI (Part I, Ii1-4): Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets,...sky And with them scourge the bad revolting stars. As the first half of Hill's sonnet says, whether the stars, or Halley's comet, actually foretold that...
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Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeare

James S. Shapiro - Drama - 1991 - 203 pages
...Tamburlaine, enhancing the visual correspondence between the two plays Bedford's expression of grief- — Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets,...revolting stars That have consented unto Henry's death (I HENRY VI, 1. 1. 1 -5) — recalls the words of an earlier "scourge," Tamburlaine, in his own remonstrance...
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Du Fu's Laments from the South

David R. Mc Craw - Fiction - 1992 - 271 pages
...Jiang and Han, into the Xiao and Xiang — haunt Du Fu's last years in the wilds. 6 Night Verse Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets,...sky, And with them scourge the bad revolting stars . . . WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, HENRY VI, PART I To PEOPLE of Du Fu's time, the night sky was filled with...
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Edward the Second

Christopher Marlowe - Drama - 1995 - 384 pages
...(/ Tamburlaine, Pro., 5) — an influence readily apparent in the opening lines of / Henry VI: Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets,...revolting stars That have consented unto Henry's death — . . . . (1.i.1-5) clearly transmissible as well. The feeling of 'bloody and insatiate Tamburlaine,'...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...the DUKE OF EXETER, the EARL OF WARWICK, the BISHOP OF WINCHESTER, HERALDS, &C. DUKE OF BEDFORD. HUNG Montague? ROMEO. Neither, fair saint, if either thee dislike. JULIET. How DUKE OF GLOSTEK. England ne'er had a king until his time. Virtue he had, deserving to command: His...
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Some Mysteries of Astrology

Mary Elsnau - 1996 - 49 pages
...death of princes." And in his Henry VI (Part I, Act I, Sc. 1) is the following: "Comets, iniporting change of times and states, Brandish your crystal...revolting stars That have consented unto Henry's death." We may smile with sophisticated superiority as we read of the medieval ideas concerning comets, yet...
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Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology

Sara J. Schechner, Sara Schechner Genuth - Science - 1999 - 365 pages
...And in the play's opening lines, the Duke of Bedford bewailed the death of his brother, Henry V: Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets,...revolting stars That have consented unto Henry's death." Like military banners seen in the distance, menacing apparitions of comets were used by dissidents...
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Night at the Vulcan

Ngaio Marsh - Fiction - 1998 - 256 pages
...down the circle steps, a seat banged and a voice — Dr. John James Rutherford's — shouted: "Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets,...sky, And with them scourge the bad revolting stars— Repeat," Dr. Rutherford bawled, leaning over the balustrade, "repeat: bad revolting stars. I'm here,...
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Gewalt im Drama und auf der Bühne: Festschrift für Günter Ahrends zum 60 ...

Hans-Jürgen Diller, Uwe-Karsten Ketelsen, Hans Ulrich Seeber - Drama - 1998 - 227 pages
...proportion to his heroism. Bedford's invocation suitably combines the tragic with the cosmic: Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets,...states. Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky[...] (I i 1-3)2 Gloucester in a series of metonymic flashes and epic comparisons offers the portrait of...
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Tamburlaine

Christopher Marlowe - Drama - 1999 - 338 pages
...is a significant congruity in rhetorical mode and sentiment with the opening of 1H6, eg 1-5; 'Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! / Comets,...revolting stars / That have consented unto Henry's death!' 9. bowers] eye-sockets (EAJH). 10. tempered] refreshed, gave health to (cf. the sentiment of 11. 44-5...
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