Shakespeare's Autobiographical Poems: Being His Sonnets Clearly Developed: with His Character Drawn Chiefly from His Works

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J. Bohn, 1838 - 306 էջ
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Էջ 152 - take The winds of March with beauty; violets, dim, But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes, Or Cytherea's breath ; pale primroses, That die unmarried, ere they can behold Bright Phoebus in his strength." A hunting squire would by no means despise the conversation about hounds in the
Էջ 86 - O for my sake, do thou with fortune chide, The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds, That did not better for my life provide, Than public means, which public manners breeds. Thence comes it that my name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand. Pity me then.
Էջ 174 - Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell I That my keen knife see not the wound it makes; Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, To cry, Hold, hold .'" The learned lexicographer first finds fault with the word dun, because
Էջ 264 - and his practical morality took two opposite roads. It is spoken by one of the young lords, while they are canvassing the conduct of Bertram: " The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud, if our faults
Էջ 63 - Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the quick, Yet with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Do I take part: the rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance: they being penitent, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown farther. Go, release them, Ariel.
Էջ 188 - At a fair Vestal, throned by the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts : But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the wat'ry moon ; And the imperial vot'ress passed on, In maiden-meditation, fancy-free.
Էջ 30 - of Shakespeare as a dramatist, his words are these: " As Plautus and Seneca are accounted the best for comedy and tragedy, among the Latins; so Shakespeare, among the English, is the most excellent in both kinds for the stage: for comedy, witness his Gentlemen of Verona, his Errors, his Loves
Էջ 149 - Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name ?" In addition to what I have said of the great study requisite to the formation of Shakespeare's works, the probability that, when a lad, he attempted to adapt Seneca's tragedies, or that he imitated them
Էջ 61 - O benefit of ill! now I find true That better is by evil still made better; And ruin'd love, when it is built anew, Grows fairer than at first, more strong, far greater. So I return rebuked to my content, And gain by ill, thrice more than I have spent.

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