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" All murder'd: for within the hollow crown 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... "
The Works of Shakespear: In Eight Volumes - Page 52
by William Shakespeare - 1747
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...the ghost they have deposed; Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping kill'd; All murder'd: — For within the hollow crown, 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...
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The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

Michael Burlingame - History - 1997 - 416 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 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...
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The Vitality of Worship: A Commentary on the Book of Psalms

Robert Davidson - Religion - 1998 - 484 pages
...share a like fate. Shakespeare's words vividly underline the ultimate frailty of all human power: ... for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal...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 is...
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Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors

Michael Schulman, Eva Mekler - Performing Arts - 1998 - 330 pages
...by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poison'd by their wives; some sleeping kill'd; All murder' d: for within the hollow crown 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...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping killed; All murdered: 10394 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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William Shakespeare, Richard II

Martin Coyle - Drama - 1999 - 192 pages
...death of kings: • (From Act III scene iii) King. . . . Some poyson'd by their Wives, some sleeping kill'd; All murther'd: for within the hollow Crown...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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The Gender of Death: A Cultural History in Art and Literature

Karl S. Guthke, Karl Siegfried Guthke - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 297 pages
...by 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 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...
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Figures de la royauté en Angleterre: de Shakespeare à la Glorieuse Révolution

Franck Lessay - Electronic books - 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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Shakespeare's Dramatic Genres

Lawrence Danson, Lawrence (Professor of English Danson, Professor of English Princeton University) - Drama - 2000 - 160 pages
...enemies to 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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Richard II

Andrew Worrall, John Seely - Great Britain - 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...
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