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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 Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 pages
...afterwards France. PROLOGUE. Enter CHORUS. CHORUS. /\ FOR a Muse of fire, that would ascend V^X s@ 3 Leasht-in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all,...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - 1996 - 286 pages
...Christianity and literature. 4. Christianity in literature. I. Title. PR3011.L45 2006 822.3'3-dc22 2006031654 O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Prologue, Henry V Table of Contents Acknowledgments 9 Introduction: A Christian Approach to Literary...
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Shakespeare's Political Pageant: Essays in Literature and Politics

Joseph Alulis, Vickie B. Sullivan - 1996 - 276 pages
...Prologue of Shakespeare's The Life of Henry V deems that the dramatic presentation of them requires ... a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven...to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! In describing the requirements for the depiction of the play's subject matter in such exalted terms,...
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Border Beagles (c): A Tale of Mississippi

William Gilmore Simms - 1836
...must act, and throw yourself upon the waters. Remember the noble chorus in your own favorite play: '"A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs...the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mar It is only, you perceive, where the field is large commensurate to the greatness of the actor...
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Changing Identities in Early Modern France

Michael Wolfe - 1997 - 410 pages
...kingly acts into the stuff of historical narrative; or, to follow Nancy Roelker and Shakespeare again, a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! This essay has examined the shaping of assemblies-with-the-king primarily as the invention of rulers...
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Henry V

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 330 pages
...French noblemen at Agincourt The Life of Henry the Fifth Prologue Enter Chorus as Prologue CHORUS 0 for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...scene. Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, 5 Assume the port of Mars, and at his heels, The Life of Henry the Fifth] F ititle-page and running...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...that thought. 10253 Henry IV, Part 2 Commit The oldest sins the newest kind of ways. 10254 Hen ry V hat g 10255 Henry V I dare not fight: but I will wink and hold out mine iron. 10256 Henry V Once more unto...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - 1999 - 512 pages
...performed. As if a magician, in Henry v's opening lines, the Chorus/Shakespeare invokes unearthly powers: O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars . . . Then, characteristically, he pleads his own and his theatre's unworthiness. With something of...
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DocBook: The Definitive Guide

Norman Walsh, Leonard Muellner - 1999 - 635 pages
...a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! </literallayout> < /blockquote> O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! William Shakespeare, Henry V For additional examples, see also Part. A list of the titles of...
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English Court Theatre, 1558-1642

John H. Astington, Astington John H. - 1999 - 293 pages
...at other royal houses, like Oatlands, about which the Works accounts are silent. 74 3 Royal Theatres O. for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirits that hath dared On this unworthy scaffold 10 bring...
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