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" To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit, As if this flesh which walls about our life Were brass impregnable, and... "
Elements of Criticism.. - Page 146
by Lord Henry Home Kames - 1772
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The Vitality of Worship: A Commentary on the Book of Psalms

Robert Davidson - 1998 - 484 pages
...a like fate. Shakespeare's words vividly underline the ultimate frailty of all human power: ... for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court, and there the antick sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp. (King Richard II, 3.2.160-63) The same Death...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...the ghosts they have deposed; Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping killed; All murdered: for 94 The Merchant ofVenice Truth will come to light; murder cannot be hid long. 10395 The 10451 Richard II The purple testament of bleeding war. 10452 Richard II What must the king do now?...
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The Gender of Death: A Cultural History in Art and Literature

Karl S. Guthke, Karl Siegfried Guthke - 1999 - 297 pages
...the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping killed, All murdered. For within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples...a king Keeps Death his court; and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp, Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize,...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 408 pages
...the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping killed, All murthered - for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples...a king Keeps Death his court, and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp, Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize,...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - 1999 - 408 pages
...the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping killed, All murthered - for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples...a king Keeps Death his court, and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp, Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize,...
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William Shakespeare, Richard II

Martin Coyle - 1999 - 192 pages
...Act III scene iii) King. . . . Some poyson'd by their Wives, some sleeping kill'd; All murther'd: for within the hollow Crown That rounds the mortal Temples of a King, Keeps death his Court, and there the Antique sits, Scoffing his State, and grinning at his Pomp! . . . Cover your heads and mock not flesh...
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Figures de la royauté en Angleterre: de Shakespeare à la Glorieuse Révolution

Franck Lessay - 1999 - 198 pages
...la souveraineté des ombres, celle des spectres et de la mort, "for within the hollow crown / Thaï rounds the mortal temples of a king / Keeps death his court, and there the antic sits" (Richard II, m.2.160-162). Car, en dernière analyse, ce que nous disent ces rois de carnaval...
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Abolitionists Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa

Lamin Sanneh - 2009 - 320 pages
...daughter; he no want to be king."11 It requires little imagination to appreciate the dangers lurking "within the hollow crown that rounds the mortal temples of a king," to understand chiefs' fearing a more powerful rival and the constant threat of being hustled into the...
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Richard II

Andrew Worrall, John Seely - 2000 - 247 pages
...deposed, Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping killed, All murdered. For within the hollow crown 160 That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps death his court; and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp, Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize,...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Genres

Lawrence Danson, Lawrence (Professor of English Danson, Professor of English Princeton University) - 2000 - 160 pages
...Pontius Pilate. To be king, in Richard's rhetoric, is to be marked out for sacrificial death, 'for within the hollow crown | That rounds the mortal temples of a king | Keeps death his court' (3. 2. 156-8): it is the fate, he claims, of all kings, of legitimate monarchy itself; and by that...
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