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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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The Dramatic Works, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831 - 500 pages
...at the beginning of the ptay, liei in England ; but aflerwards, wholly in trance. Enter Chorus. (), FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Then Iriuld the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars : and, at his heels, Leash'd in, like...
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Henry IV, pt. 2. Henry V. Henry VI, pts. 1-3

William Shakespeare - 1836 - 556 pages
...the beginning of the Play, lies in England ; but afterwards wholly in France. KING HENRY THE FIFTH. Enter CHORUS. O, FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend...himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his heels, Leashed in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles...
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Characters of Shakespear's plays

William Hazlitt - 1838 - 360 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...Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars, and at Jus heels Leath'd in, like hounds, should famine, steord, and fire Crouch for employment." Rubens,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Henry IV, pt. 2. Henry V. Henry VI ...

William Shakespeare - 1839 - 550 pages
...the beginning of the Play, lies in England ; but afterwards wholly in France. KING HENRY THE FIFTH. Enter CHORUS. O, FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend...himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his heels, Leashed in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles...
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Coomb's Popular Phrenology: Exhibiting the Exact Phrenological ...

Frederick Coombs - Phrenology - 1841 - 178 pages
...heaven, And gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. SHAKESPEARE'S INVOCATION TO THE MUSE. "O. for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...should famine sword, and fire Crouch for employment." ? SUBLIMITY— (not usually marked.) 20.— MIRTHFULNESS. Very Large — Brilliant at repartee ; witty...
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The works of William Shakespeare, the text formed from an entirely ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1842 - 594 pages
...Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Messengers, and Attendants. CHORUS. Enter CHORUS1. 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 fire, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare: Printed from the Text ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1843 - 470 pages
...will bid you good night: and so kneel down before you; but, indeed, to pray for the queen. CHORDS. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire , that would ascend...scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Ass run i! the port of Mars; and at his heels, Leaih'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire,...
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare,: According to the Improved ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1844 - 470 pages
...The SCENE, at the beginning of the play, hes in England ; but afterwards, wholly in France. CHORUS. Enter CHORUS. O, for a Muse of fire, that would ascend...Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and foe Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all. The flat unraised spirit, that hath dared, On this...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 490 pages
...striking images in all Shakspeare is that given of war in the first lines of the Prologue. • " 0 for a muse of fire that would ascend The brightest...himself, Assume the port of Mars, and at his heels , Letuh'd in, like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had...
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Shakspeare and His Friends: Or, The Golden Age of Merry England

Robert Folkestone Williams - 1847 - 342 pages
...till the reckoning was paid, and then all started into the street as merry as crickets. CHAPTER XXXV. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...himself Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his heels, Leashed in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment. SHAKSPKHI. 272 SHAKSPEARE...
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