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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 plays (poems) of Shakespeare, ed. by H. Staunton ..., Part 169, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1859 - 790 pages
...at the beginning faJcet place in ENGLAND, 6iri afterwards, wholly in FRANCE. Boy. Enter CHORUS.* 0, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirits, that havef dar'd, On this...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1859 - 494 pages
...most 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 Leash' d in, like hounds, should famine, suxtrd, and fire, Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had...
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Pearls of Shakespeare: A Collection of the Most Brilliant Passages Found in ...

William Shakespeare - 1860 - 182 pages
...poorest vassal is, That doth with awe and terror kneel to it. KING HENRY V. INVOCATION TO THE MUSE. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment. CONSIDERATION. Consideration like an angel came, And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him; Leaving...
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Pearls of Shakspeare, a collection of the most brilliant passages found in ...

William Shakespeare - 1860 - 186 pages
...poorest vassal is, That doth with awe and terror kneel to it. KING HENRY V. INVOCATION TO THE MUSE. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment. CONSIDERATION. Consideration like an angel came, And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him; Leaving...
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The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1860 - 420 pages
...QUICKLY, Pistol'* U'i/e, an Lords. Ladies, Officers, French and English Afrsienqerx. and Attendants, 1 1 CHORUS. O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The...princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling sceue ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his heels, Leash'd...
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Choice thoughts from Shakspere, by the author of 'The book of familiar ...

William Shakespeare - 1861 - 352 pages
...amusing episode of Fluellen forcing the bully Pistol to eat the leek. CHORUS. Invocation of the Muse. O, FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment. ACT 1. Consideration, Consideration like an angel came, And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him ;...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: The Plays Ed. from the Folio of ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare, Richard Grant White - 1863 - 472 pages
...LIFE OF KING HENRY THE FIFTH, ACT I. Enter Chorus. CHORUS. OFOR a Muse of fire, that would ascend 2 The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for...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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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864 - 800 pages
...they which have been my friends ; and woe to my Lord Chief Justice. — Sc. 3. KING HENRY V. CJiorut. 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. — Act 1. Chorus,...
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The dramatic works of William Shakespeare, with copious glossarial notes and ...

William Shakespeare - 1864 - 1056 pages
...At the beginning of the play, lies in England : but aftei'wards wholly in France. Enter Chorus. 0, for a muse of fire that would ascend, The brightest...warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars ; arid at his heels, Leash'd in like bounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment....
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Shaksperean gems, newly collected and arranged with a life of W. Shakspere ...

William Shakespeare - 1865 - 362 pages
...Muse in the beautiful and spirited manner which follows: O for a muse of fire, that would ascend Tho brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for a stage,...should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the part of Mars; and, at his heels, Leash'd in, like hounds, should famine, sword and fire, Crouch for...
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