The Misfortunes of Arthur, Issue 14

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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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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 1 - The best in this kind are but shadows ; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them.
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.

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