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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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Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Edmond Malone, James Boswell, Samuel Johnson, Mr. Theobald (Lewis), Alexander Pope, Sir Thomas Hanmer, George Steevens, William Warburton, Edward Capell, Isaac Reed - 1821
...France. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention l ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs...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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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 17

William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Alexander Pope, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, Nicholas Rowe - 1821
...Wife, an Hostess. Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Messengers, and Attendants. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend...kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold2 the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars ;...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 12

William Shakespeare - 1821
...observed, Shakspeare probably meant fire, sword, nndjamine. So, in King Henry V. Chorus to Act I.: " Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, " Assume...heels, " Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, &ndjtre, " Crouch for employment." The sams observation is made by Steele, in the Taller, No. 137....
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, from the text of Johnson, Stevens ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...Attendants. The SCEN E, at the beginning of the Play, lies in England ; but afterwards wholly in France. hakespeare Leash 'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, [all, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1823
...Wife, an Hostess. Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Messengers, and Attendants. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend...for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold 2 the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars; and, at...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by L.T. Berguer

British essayists - 1823
...against France. The poet wishes for abilities to represent so great a 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 British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 3-4

British essayists - 1823
...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 British Essayists: Tatler

1823
...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 British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - 1823
...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 Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - 1824 - 385 pages
...your part, And, in your power, soft silencing your son. KING HENRY V. CHORUS. INVOCATION TO THE MUSE. O, FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...himself, Assume the port of Mars; and, at his heels, [fire, Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and Crouch for employment. ACT I. CONSIDERATION....
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