Annotations Upon as You Like It and Othello

Annotations Upon as You Like It and Othello

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1787 edition. Excerpt: ...he hears But the moral precepts ofconsolation, which are liberally bestowed on occasion of the sentence. Io u N s on. 546. T hat the bruised heart was pierced through the um Shakspere was continually changing his first expression for another, either stronger or more un-common; so that very often the reader, who has not. _ the the same continuity or succession of ideas, is at a loss for its meaning. Many of Shakspere s uncouth strained epithets may be explained, by going back to the obvious and simple expression, which is most likely to occur to the mind in that state. I can imagine the first mode of expression that occurred to the poet was this: The traubled heart was never cured by words. To give it poetical force, he altered the phrase: The wounded heart was never reached through the ear. Wounded heart he changed to brohen, and that to bruised, as a more uncommon expression. Rearh he altered to toucbed, and the transition is then easy to pierced, i. e. thoroughly touched. When the sentiment is brought to this state, the commentator, without this unravelling clue, expounds piercing the heart, in its common acceptation, wounding the /zeart, which making in this place nonsense, is corrected to pierced Ihe heart, which is very stiff, and, as Polonius says, is a vile plume. Sir. R1' '1: o10ns. Pierccd may be right. The conequence of a bruise is sometimes matter collected, and this can no way be cured without piercing or letting it out. Thus, in Hamlet. It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, While rank corruption, mining all within, " infects unseen." Again, This is 111' imposthume of much wealth and I_C3(-, That That inward breaks, and shows no cause with-out, Why the man...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236654641
  • 9781236654649