The Children's Shakespeare

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H. Altemus Company, 1900 - Children - 76 pages
Adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, written especially for children.

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To most people this is a wholly new book, for the routine lists of E. Nesbit's books have not included it and it has been out of print for years. Now reissued in new dress, with 12 full page ... Read full review

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Love this book. I read it to my oldest, and now will read it to my youngest.



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Page 74 - This is the prettiest low-born lass that ever Ran on the green-sward : nothing she does or seems But smacks of something greater than herself, Too noble for this place.
Page 25 - Good my lord, You have begot me, bred me, loved me : I Return those duties back as are right fit, Obey you, love you, and most honour you. Why have my sisters husbands, if they say They love you all ? Haply...
Page 18 - Where the bee sucks, there suck I ; In a cowslip's bell I lie; There I couch when owls do cry. On the bat's back I do fly After summer merrily. Merrily, merrily shall I live now Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
Page 14 - ARIEL'S song. Come unto these yellow sands, And then take hands: Courtsied when you have and kiss'd The wild waves whist, Foot it featly here and there; And, sweet sprites, the burthen bear.
Page 52 - A blank, my lord. She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on her damask cheek...
Page 26 - Fairest Cordelia, that art most rich being poor, Most choice forsaken, and most loved despised, Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon : Be it lawful I take up what's cast away.
Page 28 - Methinks I should know you, and know this man; Yet I am doubtful: for I am mainly ignorant What place this is; and all the skill I have Remembers not these garments; nor I know not Where I did lodge last night.
Page 21 - True delight In the sight Of thy former lady's eye : And the country proverb known, That every man should take his own, In your waking shall be shown : Jack shall have Jill ; Nought shall go ill ; The man shall have his mare again, and all shall be well.
Page 10 - You are talking enigmas," said Hilda, coming towards him : " what do you mean ?" " I mean that we are in as perplexing a position as can well be imagined, and that we have a great deal to do and very little time to do it in," he answered, drawing out his watch ; " so that I can scarcely allow myself two hours' rest, and should then like you to give me some supper before I leave you again.
Page 30 - And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! Pray you undo this button. Thank you, sir. Do you see this? Look on her! look! her lips! Look there, look there!

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