Essays and Tales in Prose, Հատոր 1

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Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853

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Էջ 23 - and, when I have required Some heavenly music (which even now I do), To work mine end upon their senses that This airy charm is for, I '11 break my staff, Bury it certain fathoms in the earth, And, deeper than did ever plummet sound, I '11 drown my book.
Էջ 16 - honor his memory, on this side of idolatry, as much as any : he was indeed honest, and of an open and free nature ;' and the editors of the folio edition of the plays, say that they have collected them ' to keep the memory of so worthy a friend and fellow alive, as was our Shakspere.
Էջ 15 - Englishman of war, lesser in bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of
Էջ 15 - galleon and an English man of war. Master Jonson, like the former, was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspere, like an
Էջ 16 - retired to his native town of Stratford. He had previously purchased one of the best houses there, called ' New Place,' and in this house he lived and died. He was buried on the 25th of April, 1616, on the north side of the chancel of the great church of Stratford. A monument was shortly
Էջ 14 - The following is Fuller's account of Shakspere, in his ' WORTHIES OF ENGLAND :' 'He was an eminent instance of the truth of that rule, ' poeta non fit, sed nasdtur: one is not made but born a poet.
Էջ 17 - to his memory. The artist has represented him in a sitting posture, with a pen in his right hand, and his left resting on a scroll of paper; and on the cushion which appears spread out before him, are engraved the following lines
Էջ 53 - and are involved (parenthetically) in the dialogue, without impeding it; such as, in ' ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA,' where Antony speaks of ' Our slippery people ( Whose love is never linked to the deserver, Till his deserts
Էջ 56 - or infirmity peculiar to himself. But I should do neither. For his great merit, as it appears to me, is, that he had no peculiar or prominent merit. His mind was so well constituted, so justly and admirably balanced, that it had nothing in excess. It was the harmonious combination, the

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