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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... "
The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art - Page 250
1849
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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...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 moist star Upon whose...
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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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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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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...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 moist star Upon whose...
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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 Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets; As stars with trains of fire, and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose...
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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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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...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 moist star Upon whose...
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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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