Shakespeare-characters; Chiefly Those Subordinate
Smith, Elder & Company, 1863 - Characters and characteristics in literature - 521 pages
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action affection answer Antony appears bear beauty become better bring brother carried cause character comes conduct consistency contrast course death drama Duke enters eyes face faith father feeling follow fool gentle give hand happy hath head hear heart Heaven honour human humour husband instance interest John keep kind king Lady leave less live look lord manner master means mind moral murder nature never night noble object observed once party passion perfect person philosophy play plot poet poor possessed present prince principle qualities question reason remarkable replies Richard says scene sense Serv Shakespeare soldier soul speak speech spirit sweet tell thee thing thou thought tion touch true truth turn uttered virtue whole wife woman women worthy young
Page 398 - Happy in this, she is not yet so old But she may learn; happier than this, She is not bred so dull but she can learn ; Happiest of all is, that her gentle spirit Commits itself to yours to be directed, As from her lord, her governor, her king.
Page 28 - Stop up th' access and passage to remorse; That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it!
Page 403 - I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano ; A stage, where every man must play a part, And mine a sad one.
Page 417 - I am not yet of Percy's mind, the Hotspur of the north ; he that kills me some six or seven dozen of Scots at a breakfast, washes his hands, and says to his wife ' Fie upon this quiet life ! I want work.
Page 69 - Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death and danger dare, Even for an egg-shell. Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honour's at the stake.
Page 81 - The expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mould of form, The observ'd of all observers, — quite, quite down ! And I, of ladies most deject and wretched, That suck'd the honey of his music vows, Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh...
Page 126 - t to renounce his baptism, All seals and symbols of redeemed sin, — His soul is so enfetter'd to her love, That she may make, unmake, do what she list, Even as her appetite shall play the god With his weak function. How am I, then, a villain, To counsel Cassio to this parallel course, Directly to his good? Divinity of hell ! When devils will the blackest sins put on, They do suggest at first with heavenly shows, As I do now...
Page 78 - Neither a borrower nor a lender be ; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all : to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Page 400 - It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath : it is twice bless'd, — It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest : it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown ; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings ; But mercy is above this sceptred sway, — It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then...
Page 17 - This guest of summer, The temple-haunting martlet, does approve By his loved mansionry that the heaven's breath Smells wooingly here : no jutty, frieze, Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird Hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle : Where they most breed and haunt, I have observed The air is delicate.