A Review of Hamlet

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byGeorge Henry Miles

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... His beard was white as snow, All flaxen was his poll: He is gone, he is gone, And we cast away moan: God ha' mercy on his soul! Songs of Hamlet too: 'To-morrow is St. Valentine's day.' The whole ditty is but the reflex of her discarded lover's passionate jesting, the dark shadow of masculine yearning projected athwart the snows of virgin purity, deeper and distincter in this intellectual eclipse; the wild echo of his own fierce raillery resounding from the living sepulchre wherein her maiden mind lies buried. And sometimes too, the twin ideas to which her bewildered brain is feebly clinging, her love and her grief, run incoherently together: They bore him barefaced on the bier; Hey non nonny nonny, hey nonny; And on his grave rain'd many a tear, Fare you well, my dove! And again: There 's a daisy:--I would give you some violets, but they withered all When my father died: they say he made a good end.--For bonny sweet Robin is all my joy. Ah, how true, how mournful, but above all, how marvellous this inspired imagination in whose imperishable mirror humanity seems more tangible, more intelligible, than even in its own bodily substance! Seeing nature with Shakespeare's eyes, is like reading the heavens with a glass of infinite range and power; wonder on wonder rolls into view; systems, dependencies, mysteries, relations, never before divined; tokens of other atmospheres, gleams of erratic luminaries that seem to spurn all law yet move obedient to one complex impulse; glimpses of fresh courier light cleaving the vast immensity on its way to our yet unvisited world, and all the while, the soul, uplifted by the vision, is flooded with the very music of the spheres. If aught were wanting to render this play the supreme masterpiece of human genius, it is found in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... His beard was white as snow, All flaxen was his poll: He is gone, he is gone, And we cast away moan: God ha' mercy on his soul...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217156150

ISBN - 13:9780217156158

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