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

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byWilliam Richardson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1812. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ESSAY IV. ON THE CHARACTER OF THE MELANCHOLY JAQUES. JAQUES, in As You Like It, is exhibited to us in extraordinary circumstances, and in a situation very 'romantic Lord. To-day my Lord of Amiens, and myself, Did steal behind him, as he lay along Under an oak, whose antique root peeps out Upon the brook that brawls along this wood: To the which place a poor sequester'd stag, That from the'hunters' aim had ta'n a hurt, Did come to languish ; and, indeed, my Lord, The wretched animal heav'd forth such groans That their discharge did stretch his leathern coat Almost to bursting; and the big round tears Cours'd one another down his innocent nose In piteous chace: atid thus the hairy fool, Much marked of the melancholy Jaques, Stood on the extremest verge of the swift brook, Augmenting it with tears. Duke. But what said Jaques ? Did he not moralize this spectacle? Lord. O yes, into a thousand similies. First, for his weeping in the needless stream; Poor deer, quoth he, thou mait'sl a testament As wordlirigs do, giving thy sum oj more, To that which had too much. Then, being there alone, Left and abandoned of his velvet friends; 'Tis right, quoth he; thus misery doth part The flux of company. Anon, a careless herd, Full of the pasture, jumps along by him, And never stays to greet him. Ay, quoth Jaques, Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens; 'Tis just the fashion: wherefore do you look Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there ? The most striking character in the mind of Jaques, according to this description, is extreme sensibility. He discovers a heart strongly disposed to compassion, and susceptible of the most tender impressions of friendship: for he who can so feelingly deplore the absence of kindness and humanity, must be capable of relishing the delight a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1812. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ESSAY IV. ON THE CHARACTER OF THE MELANCHOLY JAQUES. JAQUES, in As You Like It, is exhibited to us in extraordinary circumst...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021771448X

ISBN - 13:9780217714488

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