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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 Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Professor Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louis Henry Gates - Fiction - 2007 - 480 pages
...Hamlet's father; the question is whether the spirit is an omen: A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little...empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse: And even the like precurse of fierce events, As harbingers preceding still the fates And prologue to...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...heart. Hamlet act 1, sc. 1, 1. 8 (1601) 141 Not a mouse stirring. Hamlet act 1, sc. 1, 1. n (1601) 142 Hamlet act 1, sc. 1, 1. n6 (1601) 143 And then it started like a guilty thing Upon a fearful summons....
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Shakespeare and the Ideal of Love

Jill Line - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 192 pages
...Unnatural phenomena terrify in the streets and reflect the anger of the gods in cosmic pyrotechnics: The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead...trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun . . . 1.1.118-21 Injulius Caesar itself, as the senators plot the murder, the fearful Casca speaks...
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Thomas Hardy Reappraised: Essays in Honour of Michael Millgate

Michael Millgate, Keith G. Wilson - Literary Collections - 2006 - 304 pages
...is 'Thinking it the king.' Textual Interpretations. When Horatio says that in Julius Caesar's time, 'The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead...fire, and dews of blood, / Disasters in the sun,' Hardy notes that the last phrases are not simply a list, but constitute a new thought: he thus suggests...
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Shakespeare's Christianity: The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius ...

E. Beatrice Batson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 178 pages
...that of the future PaxRomana is suggested in the opening scene of Hamlet, when Horatio recalls that A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. (1.1.114—16) Moments later, Marcellus reports that "ever 'gainst that season comes / Wherein our...
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Where There's a Will There's a Way: Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned ...

Laurie E. Maguire - Self-Help - 2006 - 214 pages
...death. His friend Horatio describes the supernatural portents surrounding the death of Julius Caesar: A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. . . . and the moist star . . . Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse. (1.1.114-20) These inflated...
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Ghosts and Spirits

Rebecca Stefoff - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 94 pages
...appeared in ancient Rome before the death of its famous ruler Julius Caesar. Graves were found empty, and "the sheeted dead / Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets." Why "sheeted dead"? For centuries, bodies were wrapped in sheets, or long pieces of cloth called shrouds,...
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The Cultural Uses of the Caesars on the English Renaissance Stage

Lisa Hopkins - Drama - 2008 - 161 pages
...Hamlet contains a number of significant references to Rome. Very early in the play, Horatio declares. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little...Neptune's empire stands. Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse.1 This sets the scene for a number of other references to Rome, to individual Romans, and to...
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Representing Religious Pluralization in Early Modern Europe

Andreas Höfele, Stephan Laqué, Enno Ruge - History - 2007 - 346 pages
...moment from the last trumpet that will herald "the great day of wrath" and Christ's return to the earth: A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets At stars with trains of fire, and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star, Upon whose...
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