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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, Leashed... "
The plays and poems of Shakspeare [according to the text of E. Malone] with ... - Page 269
by William Shakespeare - 1833
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The Speeches of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke: In the House of Commons ...

Edmund Burke - 1816
...hypocrisy ; and when hypocrisy might think proper to conclude her game, and let profligacy play her part, " Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume...should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment." Measures of this complexion would indeed account for ministerial taciturnity. It was the only species...
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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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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface ..., Volume 3

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...against France. The poet wishes for abilities to represent so great an hero : Oil for a Muse of fire ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume...hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employments. A conqueror drawn like the god of battle, with such a dreadful leash of hell-hound* at...
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Characters of Shakespear's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1817 - 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...invention, A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarch* to behold the swelling scene ! Then Aould the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 323 pages
...the most striking images in all Shakspeare is that given of war in the first lines of the Prologue. " O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...at his heels Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sivord, and Jirt Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had painted it, would not have improved upon...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 323 pages
...the most striking images in all Shakspeare is that given of war in the first line* of the Prologue. " O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...at his heels Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, mord, and Jirt Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had painted it, would not have improved upon this...
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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...himself, Assume the port of Mars, and at his heels Leash' d in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fore Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had painted...
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The British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - 1819
...against France. The poet wishes for abilities to represent so great an hero : Oh for a Muse of fire! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume...hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employments. A conqueror drawn like the god of battle, with such a dreadful leash of hell-hounds at:...
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1819
...Attendants. Scxv*,—at the beginning of the play, lies in England; but afterwards, wholly in France. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend...invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarch« to behold the swelling scene ! Tben should the warlike Harry, like himself, Ŕ˙čňĺ the...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 17

William Shakespeare - 1821
...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, that would ascend...should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment 3. But pardon, gentles all, 1 O, for a muse of fire, &c.] This goes upon the notion of the Peripatetic...
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