Keys to Shakespeare's Treasure House: Hamlet. [v.2] Anthony & Cleopatra. [v.3] Twelfth night. [v.4] Merchant of Venice. [v.5] Richard III

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Page 18 - And let those that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them : for there be of them, that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered: that's villainous; and . shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it.
Page 12 - But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house, I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul; freeze thy young blood...
Page 16 - O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew ; Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self -slaughter...
Page 15 - ... can they be expressed by a single man ? There ought to be at least a dozen of these people, if they could be had : for it is only in society that they are anything; they are society itself; and Shakspeare showed no little wisdom and discernment in bringing in a pair of them.
Page 19 - My words fly up, my thoughts remain below, Words without thought never to Heaven go.
Page 5 - She is like the snow flake on the river — a moment seen, then gone forever.

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