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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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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1859 - 229 pages
...most striking images in all Shakspeare is that given of war in the first lines of the Prologue. " 0 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, suxtrd, and fire, Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had...
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Shakespeare's play of King Henry the fifth, arranged for representation at ...

William Shakespeare - 1859
...THE FIFTH. Enter CHORUS. O for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention, 1 A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs...warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars ; 2 and, at his heels, Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment....
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Pearls of Shakspeare, a collection of the most brilliant passages found in ...

William Shakespeare - 1860
...poorest vassal is, That doth with awe and terror kneel to it. KING HENRY V. INVOCATION TO THE MUSE. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment. CONSIDERATION. Consideration like an angel came, And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him; Leaving...
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Pearls of Shakespeare: A Collection of the Most Brillant Passages Found in ...

William Shakespeare - 1860 - 160 pages
...poorest vassal is, That doth with awe and terror kneel to it. KING HENRY V. INVOCATION TO THE MUSE. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment. CONSIDERATION. Consideration like an angel came, And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him; Leaving...
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Choice thoughts from Shakspere, by the author of 'The book of familiar ...

William Shakespeare - 1861
...amusing episode of Fluellen forcing the bully Pistol to eat the leek. CHORUS. Invocation of the Muse. O, FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment. ACT 1. Consideration, Consideration like an angel came, And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him ;...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, from the Text of Johnson ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1862
...ATTENDANTS. The SCENE, at the beginning of the Play, lies in England; but afterwards wholly in Prance. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend...invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And raonarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port...
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THE WORKS OF WILILAM SHAKESPEARE

RICHARD GRANT WHITE - 1863
...LIFE OF KING HENRY THE FIFTH, ACT I. Enter Chorus. CHORUS. OFOR a Muse of fire, that would ascend 2 The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for...himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and at his heels, Leash' d in like hounds, should Famine, Sword, and Fire, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...they which have been my friends ; and woe to my Lord Chief Justice. Sc. 3. KING HENRY V. CJiorut. 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 fire, Crouch for employment. Act 1. Chorus,...
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The dramatic works of William Shakespeare, with copious glossarial notes and ...

William Shakespeare - 1864
...At the beginning of the play, lies in England : but aftei'wards wholly in France. Enter Chorus. 0, for a muse of fire that would ascend, The brightest...warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars ; arid at his heels, Leash'd in like bounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment....
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1864 - 1079 pages
...WILLIAMS, soldiers in the same, PISTOL, NYM, BARDOLPH. BoyA -Herald, PROLOGUE, Entfr Chorus. Cher. is away where my hogshead of wine is, or I '11 turn...kingdom : go to, carry this. Trin. And this. Stt. monarch* to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port...
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