The Sonnets of Shakespeare Solved, and the Mystery of His Friendship, Love, and Rivalry Revealed

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J.R. Smith, 1870 - 242 pages

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Page 169 - O God ! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea! and, other times, to see The beachy girdle of the ocean 50 Too wide for Neptune's hips ; how chances mock And changes fill the cup of alteration With divers liquors!
Page 189 - The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, When neither is attended ; and, I think The nightingale, if she should sing by day, When every goose is cackling, would be thought No better a musician than the wren.
Page 201 - Love's Martyr; or, Rosalin's Complaint. Allegorically shadowing the truth of Love in the constant Fate of the Phoenix and Turtle.
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Page 88 - Plautus tongue if they would speak Latin : so I say that the Muses would speak with Shakespeare's fine filed phrase if they would speak English.
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Page 22 - To OUR ENGLISH TERENCE, Mr. WILL. SHAKESPEARE. " Some say, good Will., which I, in sport, do sing, Hadst thou not played some kingly parts in sport, Thou had'st been a companion for a king, And been a king among the meaner sort.
Page 12 - There is more weighty bullion sense in this book than I ever found in the same number of pages in any uninspired writer.
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Page 38 - Is 6d The aim of the translator has been to give the meaning and idiom of the Greek as far as possible in English words. The book is printed in paragraphs (the verses of the authorised version are numbered in the margins) the speeches by inverted commas, and the quotations from the " Old Testament " in italics, those passages which seem to be poetry in a smaller type.

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