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" In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets... "
The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added to the ... - Page 113
by William Shakespeare - 1818
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Shakespeare Imitations, Parodies and Forgeries, 1710-1820, Volume 1

Jeffrey Kahan - 2004 - 771 pages
...removed. In this sense, Young is reacting against the logic of Shakespeare's characters. 2.1.59-63 A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. (Hamlet, I.\. 114-16) Both passages refer to reanimating the dead. In the case of Julius Caesar, the...
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Shakespeare's Early Tragedies

Nicholas Brooke - 2005 - 232 pages
...ghost, but the portents before the murder, and the terms are very striking : In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. (113-16) The contrast of diction between 'high and palmy state' and 'squeak and gibber' bodes something...
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A Garden of Words

Martha Barnette - 2005 - 212 pages
...star" or "an ominous sign in the heavens," as in this passage from Hamlet: In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets; As stars with trains of fire, and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...question of these wars. HORATIO A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye: In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets, And even the like precurse of fierce events, As harbingers preceding still the fates And prologue to...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 pages
...7-11) In. Hamlet the appearance of the ghost prompts Horatio to comment on the nature of such signs: A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets; As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose...
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The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Professor Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louis Henry Gates - 2007 - 480 pages
...is whether the spirit is an omen: A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets: As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...8 (1601) 141 Not a mouse stirring. Hamlet act 1, sc. 1, 1. n (1601) 142 In the most high and palmy r Hamlet act 1, sc. 1, 1. n6 (1601) 143 And then it started like a guilty thing Upon a fearful summons....
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Shakespeare's Christianity: The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius ...

E. Beatrice Batson - 2006 - 178 pages
...that of the future PaxRomana is suggested in the opening scene of Hamlet, when Horatio recalls that A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. (1.1.11416) Moments later, Marcellus reports that "ever 'gainst that season comes / Wherein our...
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Where There's a Will There's a Way: Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned ...

Laurie E. Maguire - 2006 - 214 pages
...death. His friend Horatio describes the supernatural portents surrounding the death of Julius Caesar: A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. . . . and the moist star . . . Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse. (1.1.114-20) These inflated...
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The Cultural Uses of the Caesars on the English Renaissance Stage

Lisa Hopkins - 2008 - 161 pages
...significant references to Rome. Very early in the play, Horatio declares. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell....sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets; As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood. Disasters in the sun; and the moist star, Upon whose...
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