Essays On Shakespeare's Dramatic Characters, With An Illustration Of Shakespeare's Representation Of National Characters, In That Of Fluellen by William Richardson

Essays On Shakespeare's Dramatic Characters, With An Illustration Of Shakespeare's Representation…

byWilliam Richardson

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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. 1812 Excerpt: ...and animosity. A rupture of course ensues, and in a manner perfectly compatible with both of their characters. Richard wishes for the death of his brother Edward's children; and that his friend should on this, as on former occasions, partake of the shame or the glory. But here the ambition or envy of Buckingham had no particular concern; nor was there any great ability requisite for the assassination of two helpless infants. Thus his humanity and sense of duty, feeble as they were, when exposed to stronger principles, not altogether extinguished, were left to work uncontrouled; and consequently would suggest hesitation. They might be aided in their operation by the insatiate desire of reward for former services, not gratified according to promise or expectation; and, by the same invidious disposition, transferred from the ruined kindred of the Queen to the successful Usurper. Richard, somewhat aware that this project was more likely to encounter scruples than any of the former, hints his design with caution: he insinuates it with acknowledgment of obligation; and endeavours to anticipate the alarms of conscience, by suggesting to him, along with this acknowledgement, the recollection of former guilt. Not aware, however, of the force contained in the resisting principles, and apprehending that the mind of his assistant was now as depraved as he desired, he hazards too abruptly the mention of his design. The consequence, in perfect consistency with both their natures, is coldness and irreconcileable hatred... '..!.. Rich. Staud all apart.--Cousin of Buckingham--Buck. My gracious Sovereign! Rich. Give nie thy hand. Thus high, by thy advice And thy assistance, is King Richard seated: But shall we wear these glories for a day? Or shall they last, and we rejoice ...

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Title:Essays On Shakespeare's Dramatic Characters, With An Illustration Of Shakespeare's Representation…Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021747280X

ISBN - 13:9780217472807

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