Shakespeare's Tragedy of Coriolanus

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Harper & brothers, 1881 - 279 pages
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Page 237 - And I shall. Yes, I will. See Gr. 97. 39. The canopy. " This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament " (Ham. ii. 2. 311). Daws. The daw, or jackdaw, was reckoned a foolish bird. Cf. 1 Hen. VI. ii. 4. 18: •' Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw.
Page 200 - On this passage, cf. extract from North, p. 175 above. 89. Free as is the wind. Malone quotes AYL ii. 7. 47 : " I must have liberty Withal, as large a charter as the wind, To blow on whom I please;
Page 154 - [After holding her by the hand, silent'] O mother, mother! What have you done ? Behold, the heavens do ope, The gods look down, and this unnatural scene They laugh at. O my mother, mother ! O ! You have won a happy victory to Rome; But, for your son,—believe it, O, believe it!— . , Most dangerously you have with him prevail'd,
Page 141 - The happy man; whether defect of judgment, To fail in the disposing of those chances 40 Which he was lord of; or whether nature, Not to be other than one thing, not moving From the casque to the cushion, but commanding peace Even with the same austerity and garb As he controll'd the war; but one
Page 227 - Sounds too delight us.—Each discordant tone Thus mingled please, that fail to please alone." 47. The same. Equivalent to the demonstrative that; as in M. of V. "Why tell me now, what lady is the same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage?" and AW v. 3. 226 : The same upon your finger.
Page 141 - And power, unto itself most commendable, Hath not a tomb so evident as a chair To extol what it hath done. One fire drives out one fire; one nail, one nail; Rights by rights falter, strengths by strengths do fail. Come, let's away. When, Caius, Rome is
Page 213 - When I bestrid thee in the wars and took Deep scars to save thy life." See also the quibble in 1 Hen. IV. v. 1. 122, and the metaphor in 2 Hen. IV. \. 1.207 and Macb. iv. 3.4. Bestrid is the only form for the past tense and participle in S. 91.
Page 222 - Letters came last night To a dear friend of the good duke of York's." 98. Vail your ignorance. "Cause your ignorance, which has allowed him to have this power, to sink before it" (Wr.); or "let your admitted ignorance take a lower tone and defer to their admitted superiority
Page 106 - That our renowned Rome, whose gratitude Towards her deserved children is enroll'd In Jove's own book, like an unnatural dam Should now eat up her own ! Sicinius. He 's a disease that must be cut away. Menenius. O, he 's a limb that has but a disease; Mortal, to cut it off; to cure it, easy.
Page 72 - single: your abilities are too infant-like for doing much alone. You talk of pride; O that you could turn your eyes toward the napes of your necks, and make but an interior survey of your good selves ! O that you could ! Brutus. What then, sir? 39 meriting, proud, violent, testy magistrates, alias fools, as any in Rome.

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