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" O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention, A kingdom for a stage, princes to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and at his heels, Leash'd... "
The Plays - Page 297
by William Shakespeare - 1824
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 342 pages
...the most striking images in all Shakspeare is that given of war in the first lines of the Prologue. " O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...at his heels Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sivord, and Jirt Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had painted it, would not have improved upon...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 328 pages
...the most striking images in all Shakspeare is that given of war in the first line* of the Prologue. " O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...at his heels Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, mord, and Jirt Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had painted it, would not have improved upon this...
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Characters of Shakespear's Plays

William Hazlitt - Drama - 1818 - 552 pages
...the most striking images in all Shakespear is that given of war in the first lines of the Prologue. " O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...himself, Assume the port of Mars, and at his heels Leash' d in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fore Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had painted...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 17

William Shakespeare - 1821 - 508 pages
...Lords. Governor of Harfleur. MONTJOY, a French Herald. Ambassadors to the King of England. ISAREL, Queen of France. KATHARINE, Daughter of Charles and...should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment 3. But pardon, gentles all, 1 O, for a muse of fire, &c.] This goes upon the notion of the Peripatetic...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 17

William Shakespeare - 1821 - 498 pages
...France. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention l ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs...should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment 3. But pardon, gentles all, 1 O, for a muse of fire, &c.] This goes upon the notion of the Peripatetic...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 17

William Shakespeare - 1821 - 510 pages
...The brightest heaven of invention ' ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold2 the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry,...should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment 3. But pardon, gentles all, 1 O, for a muse of fire, &c.] This goes upon the notion of the Peripatetic...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, from the text of Johnson, Stevens ...

William Shakespeare - 1823 - 984 pages
...Hostess. Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Messengers, and Attendants. The SCEN E, illiam Shakespeare Leash 'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, [all, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1823 - 590 pages
...Wife, an Hostess. Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Messengers, and Attendants. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend...for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold 2 the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars; and, at...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1824 - 882 pages
...Lords, Ladies, Officers ; French and English Soldiers, Messengers, and Attendants. Enter Cnoncs. 0, Orl. nnraised spirit, that hath dar'd, On this unworthy scaffold, to bring forth So great an object: can...
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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 428 pages
...your part, And, in your power, soft silencing your son. KING HENRY V. CHORUS. INVOCATION TO THE MUSE. O, FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...himself, Assume the port of Mars; and, at his heels, [fire, Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and Crouch for employment. ACT I. CONSIDERATION....
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