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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... "
A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ... - Page 37
by John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 pages
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1901
...the passage as follows, I think that I shall make less alteration than Mu. THISELTUX has made : The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. Such monstrous prodigies were then beheld As stars with trains of fire, and dews of blood. Disasters...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - 1996 - 208 pages
...the King That was and is the 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...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets; And even the like precurse of feared events, As harbingers preceding still the fates And prologue to...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 101 pages
...the king no That was and is the question of these wars. HOR. A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little...The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead ns Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets; As stars with trains of fire, and dews of blood, Disasters...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - 1996 - 286 pages
...Horatio's fears are more specific. He reminds Bernardo and Marcellus that before Julius Caesar was killed, "the graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets" (1.1.115-116). The opening of the graves and appearance of spirits foretell not only disruption of...
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The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry

Harold Bloom, Prof. Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom - 1997 - 157 pages
...first scene of Hamlet, the scholar Horatio evokes the world of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, where: 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 Tempest

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 248 pages
...the graves all gaping wide, { Every one lets forth his sprite . . . ', and Horatio's report that in Rome 'A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, | The...dead | Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets' iHamlet 1.1.i 14-16i. 50 rough magic The renunciation of the potent art is manifest in Prospero's language....
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Shakespeare and the Law

Dunbar Plunket Barton - 1929 - 167 pages
...leaves him (Two Gentlemen of Verona, v. 4), Horatio telling how a little before Csesar's death the Roman graves stood 'tenantless' and 'the sheeted dead did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets' (Hamlet, i. i), and the gravediggers (v. i) coming to the conclusion that no building is more durable...
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Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare: Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 336 pages
...Onomatopoeia: Using words that are chosen because they mimic the sound of what is being described: 'The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets;' (Act 1 scene 1 line 114, page 11) Pastiche: A piece of writing done in imitation of the form and style of...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 261 pages
...the King That was and is the 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...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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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - 2001 - 405 pages
...trouble the mind's eye" (1.1.115), he recounts, without a trace of disbelief, how In the high and most palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius...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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