Two Dissertations on the Hamlet of Saxo Grammaticus and of Shakespear

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byRobert Gordon Latham

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Night. Hasten, then, and, while I am ascending, make good your * course. [Ascends. Music. ACT I. SCENE I. Sentinels. First Sentinel. Who's there? Second Sentinel. A friend. First Sentinel. What friend? Second Sentinel. Sentinel. First Sentinel. 0 ho, comrade!--you're come to relieve me. I wish the time may not be so long to you as it has been to me. Second Sentinel. Oh, comrade, it is not so cold now. First Sentinel. Cold or not, I've a Hell's own sweat. Second Sentinel. Why so timoursome ?--that's not suitable to a soldier. He must fear neither friend nor foe; nor even the Devil himself. * The following lines, which give the opening speech of Night in the original, may serve as a specimen of the metre. Night's second speech is in prose. Ich hin die dunkle Nacht, die alles schlafend macht, Ich bin des Morpheus Weib, der Laster Zeitvertreib, Ich bin der Diebe Schutz, und der Verliebten Trutz, Ich bin die dunkle Nacht, und hab' in meiner Macht, Die Bosheit auszuüben, die Menschen zu betrüben, Mein Mantel decket zu der Huren Schand' und Ruh', Eh' Phöbus noch wird prangen, will ich ein Spiel anfangen. Ihr Kinder meiner Brust, ihr Töchter meiner Lust, Ihr Furien, auf! auf! hervor und lasst euch sehen, Kommt, höret fleissig zu, was kurzens soll geschehen. First Sentinel. It's all very well; but let him once catch you behind, and you'll be taught to sing Miserere Domine. Second Sentinel. What, then, is it that has really frightened you? First Sentinel. I'll tell you. I've seen a ghost in the front of the castle, and he has twice tried to pitch me down from the bastion. Second Sentinel. Shut up you fool. Dead dogs don't bite. I'll see whether a ghost that has neither flesh nor blood can hurt me. First Sentinel. Well; if he do shew himself, see w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Night. Hasten, then, and, while I am ascending, make good your * course. [Ascends. Music. ACT I. SCENE I. Sentinels. First Sentinel. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217945287

ISBN - 13:9780217945288

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