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" O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene... "
Shakspeare and his friends; or, The golden age of Merry England [by R.F ... - Page 166
by Robert Folkestone Williams - 1838
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Measure for measure. Comedy of errors

William Shakespeare - 1788 - 384 pages
...imagination, in his sonnet: a face " That overgoes my blunt invention quite.'' Again, in King Henry V, " O, for a Muse of fire, that would ascend " The brightest heaven of invention." Invention is the reading of both the first and second folio. MALONE. 560. —Heaven is in my mouth,']...
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Stowe. A description of the house and gardens of ... George Grenville Nugent ...

Stowe Bucks - 1798 - 72 pages
...the original design by Sir Joshua Reynolds. On a pannel in the frame of it is this inscription: Oh ! for a muse of fire that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention. SHAKESPEARE'S HENRY v. The room is decorated with variety of crayons and drawings, and with several...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1803 - 632 pages
...hostess. Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Masengers, and Attendants. Enter Chorus. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars; and, at his heels, Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment....
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1803 - 494 pages
...SCENE, at the beginning of the Play, lies m England; but afterwards, wholly in France. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his heels, Leash 'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment....
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1805 - 506 pages
...Hostess. Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Messengers, and Attendants. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold2 the swelling scene! Then should tfre--warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1805 - 506 pages
...Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldiers, Messengers, and Attendants. Enter CHORUS. 0, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest...kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold2 the swelling scene! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars; and,...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 924 pages
...stubborn spirits They mill and crow as terrible as storms. Skahfeari. 9. To grow upon the view. 0 fur a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven...invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarch* to behold the iieeJling scene. Stahftare. jo. It implies commonly a notion of something wrong....
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1805 - 514 pages
...Hostess. Lsmk> Lat&f3y Officers, French and English Soldiers, JJstssengersy and Attendants. Enter CHORUS. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention ! l A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold2 the swelling scene! Then should...
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Notes Upon Some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's Plays: With Remarks ...

John Howe Baron Chedworth - 1805 - 392 pages
...FIFTH. J. and S. 1735. MA LONE. J. and S. 1793. Vol. vi. Vol. v. Vol. ix. P. 3.— 447.— 263. Chorus. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention ! " Shakespeare (says Heron) knew nothing of " the allusions pointed out by his commentators. " What...
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Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, Upon the Plays of ..., Issue 1

E. H. Seymour - 1805 - 498 pages
...in Second Part of King Henry, Act 3 : " These faults are easy." — — KING HENRY V. CHORUS. 273. " O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend " The brightest heaven of invention," &c. I cannot, with Dr. Warburton, suppose that there is here any reference to the doctrine of the Peripatetics,...
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