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" In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets : As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun, and... "
The perennial calendar, and companion to the almanack, revised and ed. [or ... - Page 120
by Thomas Ignatius M. Forster - 1824
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...King That was and is the question of these wars. 1 1 1 Hor. A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little...fell. The graves stood tenantless and the sheeted dead 115 Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. ooooo As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood,...
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Making Shakespeare: From Stage to Page

Tiffany Stern, Tiffany (University College Oxford Stern, UK) - Drama - 2004 - 188 pages
...starts, for no particular reason, to relate in lurid detail what happened in Rome before Caesar's murder: In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets . . . (Q2 B2b, 1.1.113-16) This can be read as a promise of ghoulish pleasures in the other play if...
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Making Shakespeare: From Stage to Page

Tiffany Stern, Tiffany (University College Oxford Stern, UK) - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 188 pages
...to relate in htrid detail what happened in Rome before Caesar's murder: In the most high and pahny state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell....sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets . . . (Q2 B2b, 1.1.113-16) This can be read as a promise of ghoulish pleasures in the other play if...
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Shakespeare Imitations, Parodies and Forgeries, 1710-1820, Volume 1

Jeffrey Kahan - English drama - 2004 - 771 pages
...removed. In this sense, Young is reacting against the logic of Shakespeare's characters. 2.1.59-63 A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. (Hamlet, I.\. 114-16) Both passages refer to reanimating the dead. In the case of Julius Caesar, the...
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Directing Shakespeare: A Scholar Onstage

Sidney Homan - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 152 pages
...(1.1.112-25) that occurred before Caesar's death was shortened to: 'A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, a little ere the mightiest Julius fell, there were even the like precursors of fierce events, such prologues to the omen coming on." Julius...
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A Garden of Words

Martha Barnette - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 212 pages
..."the evil influence of a star" or "an ominous sign in the heavens," as in this passage from Hamlet: In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little...empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse. (The "moist star" mentioned here, by the way, is the moon.) THE ancient Greeks were well acquainted...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 471 pages
...7-11) In. Hamlet the appearance of the ghost prompts Horatio to comment on the nature of such signs: A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse. (Act I, scene i, 1. 128-134) The "disasters in the sun" are probably sunspots, and the moon looks bloody...
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The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 319 pages
...his account of the portents preceding Caesar's assassination, some of which he used again in Hamlet: The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead...empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse. (ii 115-20) Here we have five portents mentioned - ghosts in the streets of Rome, stars with trains...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...king no That was and is the question of these wars. HORATIO A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye: In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets, And even the like precurse of fierce events, As harbingers preceding still the fates And prologue to...
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Shakespeare's Early Tragedies

Nicholas Brooke - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 232 pages
...Caesar — not Caesar's ghost, but the portents before the murder, and the terms are very striking : In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. (113-16) The contrast of diction between 'high and palmy state' and 'squeak and gibber' bodes something...
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