Shakespeare's History of Troilus and Cressida

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Harper & brothers, 1882 - Cressida (Fictitious character) - 222 pages
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Page 18 - Ulysses, who in the same scene, and engaged in the same cause with Patroclus, thus expostulates with the champion of the Grecian forces: " For emulation hath a thousand sons, That one by one pursue. If you give way, Or hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an enter'd tide, they all rush by, And leave you hindmost:
Page 59 - The wise and fool, the artist and unread, The hard and soft, seem all affin'd and kin; But, in the wind and tempest of her frown, Distinction, with a broad and powerful fan, Puffing at all, winnows the light away, And what hath mass or matter by itself Lies rich in virtue and unmingled.
Page 15 - s language in her eye, her cheek, her lip, Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out At every joint and motive of her body." This Shakspeare has contrasted with the profound affection represented in Troilus, and alone worthy the name of
Page 143 - This is not she. O madness of discourse,' That cause sets up with and against itself! , Bifold authority! where reason can revolt Without perdition, and loss assume all reason Without revolt. This is, and is not, Cressid. Within my soul there doth conduce a fight, - Of this strange nature, that a thing
Page 179 - I am a great eater of beef, and I believe that does harm to my wit." " He calls Ajax mongrel on account of his father's being a Grecian and his mother a Trojan" (Malone). 14. Vinewed'st. Mouldiest, mustiest. The folios have "whinid'st," and the quarto "vnsalted." As Malone remarks, the folio reading is "a corruption undoubtedly of
Page 34 - of metaphor that make each one seem like a beam of light shot into the recesses of man's heart. Such are these: " In the reproof of chance Lies the true proof of men." "The wound of peace is surety; Surety secure ; but modest doubt is call'd The beacon of the wise.
Page 106 - of nature makes the whole world kin,— That all with one consent praise new-born gawds, Though they are made and moulded of things past, And give to dust that is a little gilt More laud than gilt o'er-dusted.
Page 46 - Each Trojan that is master of his heart, Let him to field; Troilus, alas ! hath none. Pandarus. Will this gear ne'er be mended ? Troilus. The Greeks are strong, and skilful to their strength, Fierce to their skill, and to their fierceness valiant; But I am weaker than a woman's tear, Tamer than sleep, fonder than ignorance,
Page 75 - reason; reason and respect Make livers pale and lustihood deject. 50 Hector. Brother, she is not worth what she doth cost The holding. Troilus. What is aught, but as 't is valued ? Hector. But value dwells not in particular will; It holds his estimate and dignity As well wherein 'tis precious of itself As in the prizer. 'T
Page 98 - And yet, good faith, I wish'd myself a man, Or that we women had men's privilege Of speaking first. Sweet, bid me hold my tongue, For in this rapture I shall surely speak The thing I shall repent. See, see, your silence, Cunning in dumbness, from my weakness draws My very soul of counsel! stop my

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