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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 of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators - Page 325
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1803
...Messengers, and Attendants. The SCENE, at the beginning of the Play, lies m England; but afterwards, wholly in France. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire,...heels, Leash 'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirit, that hath dar'd....
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1803
...wife, an hostess. Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Masengers, and Attendants. Enter Chorus. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend...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 of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1807
...Messenger*, and Attendants. The SCENE, at the beginning of the Play, lies in England ; but afterwards wholly in France* Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire,...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 Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, with Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...in England ; but afterwards, wholly in France. CHORUS. f\ For a muse of fire 2, that would ascend J and fire, [all, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles The flat unraised spirit, that hath darM,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1810
...emptiness and narrowness of the last act, which a very little diligence might have easily avoided. 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.2 But pardon, gentles...
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Henry V

William Shakespeare - 1811
...hostess. Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Messengers, and Attendants. . KING HENRY V. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend...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 Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1810
...emptiness and narrowness of the last act, which a very little diligence might have easily avoided. JOHNSON O. FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend •• The...stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelljpg scene ! Then should the warlike Harry , HKe himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...soft silencing your son. § 21. THE LIFE OF HENRY V. SHAK.SPEARE. Prologue. O, FOR a muse of lire, that would ascend, The brightest heaven of invention...himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his heels, Leasht in like hounds, should famine, sword. Crouch for employment. [and fire, Consideration. Consideration...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1817
...SCENE—at the beginning of the play, lies in England; but aftemards, wholly in France. I Enter CHORUS. V-Jj FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his heels, Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Leash'd...
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Characters of Shakespear's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 352 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...heels Leash' d in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fore Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had painted it, would not have improved upon this simile....
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