The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare; With Notes, Original and Selected Volume 9

The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare; With Notes, Original and Selected Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ... do' aspire, Throws down one mountain, to cast up a higher. 0 my distressed lord, even such our griefs; Here theylre but felt, and seen with mistful eyes 1, But like to groves, being topp'd, they higher rise. Cle. O Dionyza, . Who wauteth food, and will not say he wants it, Or can conceal his hunger, till he famish? Our tongues and sorrows do sound deep our woes Into the air; our eyes doweep, till lungs Fetch breath that may proclaim them louder; that, If the Gods slumber," while their creatures want, They may awake their helps to comfort them. I'll then discourse our woes, felt several years, And wanting breath to speak, help me with tears. Dio. I'll do my best, sir. Cle. This Tharsus, o'er which Ihave government, A city, on whom plenty held full band ' (For riches strew'd herself even in the streets); Whose towers bore heads so high, they kiss'd-the clouds, And strangers ne'er beheld, but wonder'd at; Whose men and dames so jetted3 and adorn'd, I The old copy reads: --_ ' and seen with mischiefs eye.' The alteration was made by Steevens, who thus explains the passage: ---' Withdrawn as we now are from the scene we describe, our sorrows are simply felt, and appear indistinct, as through a mist.' Malone reads: --' unseen with mischief's eyes.' i. e. ' unseen by those who would feel a malignant pleasure in our misfortunes, and add to them by their triumph over us.' 2 The old copy reads, ' If heaven slumber, ' &c. This was probably an alteration of the licencer of the press. Sense and grammar require that we should read, ' If the gods, ' &c. 3 To jet is to strut, to walk proudly. See vol. i. p....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236853490
  • 9781236853493