Life of Shakespeare. Dr. Johnson's Preface. the Tempest. Two Gentlemen of Verona Volume 1

Life of Shakespeare. Dr. Johnson's Preface. the Tempest. Two Gentlemen of Verona Volume 1

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...Heaviness in me. Pro. Shake it off: Come on; We 'll visit Caliban, my slave, who never Yields us kind answer. Mir. 'Tis a villain, sir, I do not love to look on. Pro. But, as 'tis, We cannot miss! him: he does make our fire. Fetch in our wood, and serves in offices 1 My office of a spirit. 5 Do wit! out. That profit us. What, ho! slave! Caliban! Thou earth, thou! speak! Cal. within There's wood enough within. Pro. Come forth, I say; there's other business for thee; Come, thou tortoise! when? Re-enter Ariel, like a water-nymph. Fine apparition! My quaint Ariel, Hark in thine ear. Art. My lord, it shall be done. Exit. Pro. Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself Upon thy wicked dam, come forth! Enter Caliban. Cal. As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd With raven's feather from unwholesome fen, Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye, And blister you all o'er!Pro. For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have cramps, Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up; urchins1 Shall, for that vast of night that they may work, All exercise on thee: thou shalt be pinch'd As thick as honey-combs, each pinch more stinging Than bees that made them. Cal. I must eat my dinner. 1 Hedge-hogs, which were reckoned among the anim;ils used by witches as their familiar spirits. This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother, Which thou takest from me. When thou eamest first, Thou strokedst me, and madest much of me; wouldst give me Water with berries in't; and teach me how To name the bigger light, and how the less, That burn by day and night: and then I loved thee, And show'd thee all the qualities o' the isle, The fresh springs, brine pits, barren place, and fertile; Cursed be I that did so!--All the charms Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you! For I am...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236609948
  • 9781236609946