The Shakespeare Reader; Being Extracts from the Plays of Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Reader; Being Extracts from the Plays of Shakespeare

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...And in the calmest and most stillest night, With all appliances and means to boot, Deny it to a king? Then happy low, lie down! 30 Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Enter Warwick and Surrey. War. Many good morrows to your majesty! King. Is it good morrow, lords? War. 'Tis one o'clock, and past. King. Why, then, good morrow to you all, my lords; 35 Have you read o'er the letters that I sent you? War. We have, my liege. 15. Thou dull yod, --The king thus addresses sleep. 17. A watch-case or a common 'larum bell.--The meaning of the whole sentence probably is, "Thou leavest the king's bed as full of sleeplessness as the watchman's box, or hut, with its alarm bell constantly arousing him." 19. Seal up the ship-boy's eyes.--Allow the sailor-boy to sleep calmly. 22. Ruff, an billows.--The waves. 25. Hurly.--Noise; clamour. 26. Pariial sleep.--Sleep that does not treat all alike. 23. Must stillest.--An instance (of which many may be found in all old writers) of doubling the superlative of an adjective; thus in Holy Scripture we have "Most Highest." The comparative was also frequently doubled. 30. Happy low.--Happy poor; happy lowly ones. 37. My liege.--See III. note 28. King. Then you perceive the body of our kingdom How foul it is; what rank diseases grow, And with what danger, near the heart of it. 40 War. It is but as a body yet distemper'd; Which to its former strength may be restor'd With good advice and little medicine; My Lord Northumberland will soon be cool'd. King. O God! that one might read the book of fate, 45 And see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea! and, other times, to see The beachy girdle of the ocean 50 Too wide more

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