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Macmillan, 1891 - Generals - 250 pages
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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

I couldn't have followed this story if my life depended on it. Something about a talented warrior who has mama manipulating him on one side and his cohorts betraying him on the other. Who knows? Who cares? Definitely the weakest of all the Bard's works I've read thus far. Read full review

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User Review  - nycke137 - LibraryThing

I listened to this book on audio in preparation to see the performance. I wanted to familiarize myself with it since I didn't get into Shakespeare much in high school or after. If I had known that his plays were also gruesome and bloody, I would have been enjoying Shakespeare a long time ago. Read full review

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Page 238 - For it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value.' And The Merchant of Venice, i. 1. 181: ' Try what my credit can in Venice do: That shall be rack'd, even to the uttermost.
Page 253 - Being governed, as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the moon, under whose countenance we steal.' And Hamlet, iv. 2. 16: ' Ros. Take you me for a sponge, my lord ? Ham. Ay, sir, that soaks up the king's countenance, his rewards, his authorities.
Page 250 - think oxen and wainropes cannot hale them together.' And Acts of the Apostles, viii. 3: 'As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women, committed them to prison.' In Huntingdonshire a towingpath is called ' a haling way,' and in the fens of Cambridgeshire
Page 100 - never Be such a gosling to obey instinct, but stand, As if a man were author of himself And knew no other kin. Vir. My lord and husband' Cor. These eyes are not the same I wore in Rome. Vir. The sorrow that delivers us thus changed Makes you think so. Cor. Like a dull actor now,
Page 171 - as ' finally 'or 'in the end'; but in his Shakespeare Lexicon he took a different view, and there renders it ' to cut the matter short.' 235. suggest, prompt. Compare Sonnet cxliv. 2 : ' Two loves I have of comfort and despair, Which like two spirits do suggest me still.
Page 161 - the face, which as a beacon gives warning to all the rest of this little kingdom, man, to arm; and then the vital commoners and inland petty spirits muster me all to their captain, the heart, who, great and puffed up with this retinue, doth any deed of courage.' See also note on Julius Caesar, ii.
Page 227 - Lest this great sea of joys rushing upon me O'erbear the shores of my mortality.' And Hamlet, iv. 5. 102 : ' The ocean, overpeering of his list, Eats not the flats with more impetuous haste, Than young Laertes, in a riotous head, O'erbears your officers.
Page 144 - Men, wives and children stare, cry out and run As it were doomsday.' 25. a tabor, a small drum, used only on festive occasions. Compare Much Ado, ii. 3. 15: 'I have known when there was no other music with him but the drum and the fife ; and now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe.
Page 172 - Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear Your favours nor your hate'; that is, who neither beg your favours nor fear your hate. And Winter's Tale, iii. 2. 164: 'Though I with death and with Reward did threaten and encourage him.
Page 223 - And David avoided out of his presence twice.' 32. batten, grow fat, feed grossly, like an animal. Compare Hamlet, iii. 4. 67 : 'Could you on this fair mountain leave to feed, And batten on this moor ?' And see note in Clarendon Press edition.

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