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An interesting but by no means essential play performed (probably for it’s one and only time) in front of Queen Elizabeth I in 1588 at Greenwich. The sources for the play were Geoffrey of Monmouths ... Read full review
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accent Agamemnon Alliteration ARTH Arturus blood Brit Brytaines CADO Cador caesura Capitulum Chaunce Chor Chorus Collier D.-H comma CONA Conan Crowne dare death doth drama Duke Enuie Epil Euen euery fame farre Fates feare foes forreine Fortune Fulb furies GAWI Geoffrey Geoffrey of Monmouth Gilla giue Gorboduc Gorlois griefe Grumbine Gueneuora GVEN hand hate hath haue Heauens Herausgegeben Herc Hey wood's translation Heywood's Hippolytus hope Ibid Intr iust King kyng Arthur leaue lines liue loue minde Misfortunes of Arthur MORD Mordred mought neuer Nicholas Trotte Nuntius peace Pendragon Pictes plague play Prince quod rage raue Realme Repr reuenge rule Saxons scene selfe Seneca Shakspere sinnes Sire Sonne speech Spens Spenser Soc'y Reprint Studley's translation Subiects sword syr Mordred thee Thenne Thomas Hughes thou Thyestes tragedy Troades vnto vpon winne woonted wound wrath wrong yeelde
Page 254 - I'll not shed her blood ; Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, And smooth as monumental alabaster. Yet she must die, else she'll betray more men. Put out the light, and then put out the light.
Page 254 - Rasch tritt der Tod den Menschen an, Es ist ihm keine Frist gegeben, Es stürzt ihn mitten in der Bahn, Es reißt ihn fort vom vollen Leben, Bereitet oder nicht, zu gehen, Er muß vor seinen Richter stehen!
Page 224 - Quae medicamenta non sanant, ferrum sanat, quae ferrum non sanat, ignis sanat" („Was Arzneien nicht heilen, heilt das Eisen; was Eisen nicht heilt, heilt das Feuer").
Page 201 - ... the one bearing in her hand a snake, the other a whip, and the third a burning firebrand, each driving before them a king and a queen, which, moved by furies, unnaturally had slain their own children.
Page 201 - ... three Furies, Alecto, Megera and Ctesiphone, 6 clad in black garmentes sprinkled with bloud and flames, their bodies girt with snakes, their beds spred with serpentes in-stead of heare ; the one bearing in her hand a snake, the other a whip, and the third a burning firebrand ; ech...
Page 153 - In so extreame a sort, as is too strange : Let right and iustice rule with rigours aide, And worke his wracke at length, although too late : That damning Lawes, so damned by the Lawes, Hee may receiue his deepe deserued doome.
Page 253 - That a sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things".
Page 203 - Perge, detestabilis umbra, et penates impios furiis age. certetur omni scelere et alterna vice stringatur crisis ; ne sit irarum modus pudorve, mentes caecus instiget furor, rabies parentum duret et longum nefas eat in nepotes ; nee vacet cuiquam vetus odisse crimen — semper oriatur novum, 3O nee unum in uno, dumque punitur scelus, crescat.
Page 16 - Art, that could scarcely latinize their necke-verse if they should have neede ; yet English Seneca read by candle light yeeldes manie good sentences, as Bloud is a begger, and so foorth ; and, if you intreate him faire in a frostie morning, he will affoord you whole Hamlets, I should say handfulls of tragical speaches.