Lectures And Notes On Shakspere And Other English Poets

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bySamuel Taylor Coleridge

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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.1893 Excerpt: ... out. There was a time when Ajax thought he deserved to have a statue of gold erected to him, and handsome Achilles, at the head of the Myrmidons, gave no little credit to his friend Thersites!" Act iv. sc. 5. Speech of Ulysses:--"O, these encounterers, so glib of tongue, That give a coasting' welcome ere it comes--" Should it be "accosting?" "Accost her, knight, accost!" in the "Twelfth Night." Yet there sounds a something so Shaksperian in the phrase--" give a coasting welcome," ("coasting" being taken as the epithet and adjective of "welcome,") that had the following words been, "ere they land," instead of "ere it comes," I should have preferred the interpretation. The sense now is, " that give welcome to a salute ere it comes." Coriolanus. This play illustrates the wonderfully philosophic impartiality of Shakspere's politics. His own country's history furnished him with no matter, but what was too recent to be devoted to patriotism. Besides, he knew that the instruction of ancient history would seem more dispassionate. In " Coriolanus " and "Julius Coesar," you see Shakspere's good-natured laugh at mobs. Compare this with Sir Thomas Brown's aristocracy of spirit. Act i. sc. 1. Coriolanus' speech:--"He that depends Upon your favours, swims with fins of lead, And hews down oaks with rushes. Hang ye 1 Trnst ye? I suspect that Shakspere wrote it transposed; "Trust ye? Hange ye?" So, 1st Fol. "Accosting" is adopted in the Globe Ed. lb. sc. 10. Speech of Aufidius:--"Mine emulation Hath not that honor in't, it had; for where I thought to crush him in an equal force, True sword to sword; I'll potch at him some way, Or wrath, or craft may get him.--My valor (poison'd With only suffering stain by him) for him Shall fly out of itself: not1 sleep, nor sanctuary, B...

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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.1893 Excerpt: ... out. There was a time when Ajax thought he deserved to have a statue of gold erected to him, and handsome Achilles, at the head ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217701787

ISBN - 13:9780217701785

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