Prize essay on the historical plays of Shakspeare. Written for the Stephen endowment prize, King's coll., Lond. [by T. Macknight].

Wickham & Yelland, 1850 - 90 sivua
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Sivu 20 - This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings, Fear'd by their breed and famous by their birth. Renowned for their deeds as far from home, For Christian service and true chivalry, As is the sepulchre in stubborn Jewry Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's son: This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world...
Sivu 39 - Stand bare and naked, trembling at themselves ? So when this thief, this traitor, Bolingbroke, Who all this while hath revell'd in the night, : Whilst we were wand'ring with the antipodes, Shall see us rising in our throne, the east...
Sivu 68 - ... in erecting a grammar school; and whereas before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and contrary to the King his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill. It will be proved to thy face that thou hast men about thee that usually talk of a noun and a verb and such abominable words as no Christian ear can endure to hear.
Sivu 58 - All arts to them are vanity ; and if you tell them what a glorious thing it is to have Henry the Fifth represented on the stage, leading the French King prisoner and forcing both him and the Dolphin to swear fealty.
Sivu 74 - The fame went that he had the same night a dreadful and a terrible dream ; for it seemed to him, being asleep, that he saw divers images like terrible devils, which pulled and hauled him, not suffering him to take any quiet or rest.
Sivu 20 - This fortress, built by nature for herself, Against infection and the hand of war; This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall, Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands ; This blessed spot, this earth, this realm, this England.
Sivu 22 - Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum strong enough, and singlehanded I can move the world.
Sivu 29 - His natural laws prevail in the heavens above, in the earth beneath, and in the waters under the earth...
Sivu 54 - Stage poets have themselves been very bold with, and others very merry at, the memory of sir John Oldcastle, whom they have fancied a boon companion, a jovial royster, and a coward to boot The best is, sir John Falstaff hath relieved the memory of sir John Oldcastle, and of late is substituted buffoon in his place.
Sivu 66 - England ; and the account of their lives, their zeal, their eloquence and sufferings for conscience sake, is one of the most interesting chapters in the history of the human mind.

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