A Revisal of Shakespear's Text: Wherein the Alterations Introduced Into it by the More Modern Editors and Critics, are Particularly Considered

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W. Johnston, 1765 - 573 pages
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Page 39 - Where the bee sucks, there suck I; In a cowslip's bell I lie: There I couch when owls do cry. On the bat's back I do fly, After summer, merrily : Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
Page 9 - I have been informed, three very great men concurred in making upon this part, was extremely just ; that Shakspeare had not only found out a new character in his Caliban, but had also devised and adapted a new manner of language for that character.
Page 546 - They bear the mandate ; they must sweep my way, And marshal me to knavery. Let it work ; For 'tis the sport to have the engineer Hoist with his own petar : and 't shall go hard But I will delve one yard below their mines, And blow them at the moon : O, 'tis most sweet, When in one line two crafts directly meet.
Page 25 - I am determined to put forth some five thousand pound, to be paid me five for one, upon the return of myself, my wife, and my dog from the Turk's court in Constantinople.
Page i - Revisal of Shakspeare's Text, wherein the alterations introduced into it by the more modern editors and critics are particularly considered,
Page 137 - Subtle as sphinx: as sweet and musical As bright Apollo's lute, strung with his hair; And, when love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.
Page 180 - but you would conclude that I had no faith either in Jove ** or his attributes, and that my oaths were mere words of " courfe. For that oath can certainly have no tie upon us, " which we fwear by him we profefs to love and honour, " when at the fame time we give the ftrongeft proof of our " difbelief in him, by purfuing a courfe, which we know " will offend and difhonour him.
Page 31 - The cloud- capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The folemn temples, the great globe it felf...
Page 246 - He question'd me ; among the rest, demanded My prisoners in your majesty's behalf. I then, all smarting with my wounds being cold, Out of my grief and my impatience To be so pester'd with a popinjay, Answer'd neglectingly, I know not what...
Page 392 - Shake/pears alluded, was not willing that his audience fhould be lefs knowing than himfelf, and has therefore weakened the author's fenfe by the intrufion of a remote and ufelefs image into a fpeech burfting from a man wholly poflefled with his own prefent condition, and therefore not at leifure to explain his own allufions to himfelf.

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