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" I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul ; freeze thy young blood ; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres ; Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon... "
The Stratford Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight - Page 22
by William Shakespeare - 1856
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...centre our sympathies may extend in an ever-widening circle. Lamb, ASTONISHMENT - on Unfolding a Secret. I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow...hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine. S/uiktpeart. ASTONISHMENT-at the Relation of a Story. Prepare to hear A story that shall...
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The Shakspearian Reader: A Collection of the Most Approved Plays of ...

William Shakespeare, John William Stanhope Hows - 1864 - 447 pages
...the Platform. Re-enter Ghost and HAMLET. Ham. Whither wilt thou lead me ? speak, I'll go no furthei Ghost. Mark me. Ham. I will. Ghost: My hour is almost...hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood : — List, list, O list...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...Ghost. Pity me not, but lend thy serious hearing To what I shall unfold. Ham. Speak, I am bound to hoar. Ghost. So art thou to revenge, when thou shalt hear....combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand an end, like quills upon the fretful porcupine ; But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh...
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Trageies

William Shakespeare - 1864
...unfold. Ham. Speak, I am bound to hear. Ghost. So art thou to revenge, when thou shalt hear. Ham. Hear what ? Ghost. I am thy father's spirit, Doom'd for...combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand an end, Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh...
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Hand-book of Calisthenics and Gymnastics: A Complete Drill-book for Schools ...

James Madison Watson - 1864 - 388 pages
...prison-house, I could a tale unfold', whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul' ; freeze thy yonug blood' ; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from...hair to stand on end', Like quills upon the fretful porcupine': But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood' :— List',— list',—...
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Life and Death in Rebel Prisons: Giving a Complete History of the Inhuman ...

Robert H. Kellogg - 1865 - 400 pages
...hundreds of others. I had a feeling quite in sympathy with that of the immortal poet, when he wrote, " But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house,...hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine." A number of cavalry-men were captured in the attack upon Macon, and found their way to...
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Shakspeare's tragedy of Hamlet, with notes, extr. from the old 'Historie of ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...day confined to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of...combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand an end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine ; But this eternal blazon must not be 1 To ears of flesh...
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Kilpatrick and Our Cavalry: Comprising a Sketch of the Life of General ...

James Moore - 1865 - 245 pages
...Belle Isle ! Many a shadow, like the ghost of Hamlet's father, might truly say of the secrets of his prison-house : " I could a tale unfold, whose lightest...hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine!" This is no exaggeration; confinement, filth, and starvation sent many to their long homes...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 pages
...in the state of Denmark. Act i. Sc. 4. But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison house I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow...hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood. List, list, O list ! Act...
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The governess in Egypt. Harem life in Egypt and Constantinople, Volume 1

Emmeline Lott - 1865
...language of the Prince of Poets— " But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of the prison-house, I would a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up...hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine." The Tchiboukdji immediately produced a small key and opened the box. HH the Grand Pacha...
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