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Select Plays; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback) Loot Price: R381
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Select Plays; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback): William Shakespeare

Select Plays; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Paperback)

William Shakespeare

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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. 1879 Excerpt: ...of Learning, ii. 14 (p. 85 Clar. Press ed.): 'For as it asketh some knowledge to demand a question not impertinent, so it requireth some sense to make a wish not absurd.' 23. condole. Bottom of course blunders, but it is impossible to say what word he intended to employ. Shakespeare only uses 'condole' once besides, and he then puts it into the mouth of Ancient Pistol, who in such matters is as little of an authority as Bottom. See Henry V, ii. 1. 133: 'Let us condole the knight'; that is, mourn for him. In Hamlet, i. 2. 93, 'condolement' signifies the expression of grief: 'To persever In obstinate condolement.' 23, 24. To the rest; yet my Sec., Theobald's reading. The early copies print 'To the rest yet, my &c., ' which may be the right punctuation: 'yet' in this unemphatic position being used in the sense 'of ' however.' Compare Lord Herbert of Cherbury's Life, p. 57: 'Before I departed yet I left her with child of a son.' And Measure for Measure, iii. 2. 187: 'The duke yet would have dark deeds darkly answered.' 24. Ercles. The part of Hercules in the old play to which reference is made was like that of Herod in the mysteries, one in which the actor could indulge to the utmost his passion for ranting. Compare Sidney's Arcadia, B. i. p. 50 (ed. 1598): 'With the voyce of one that playeth Hercules in a play.' Again in Greene's Groatsworth of Wit (p. 23, New Shakspere Soc. ed.), quoted by Malone: 'The twelue labors of Hercules haue I terribly thundred on the stage.' The verses recited by Bottom may be a quotation from such a play. 25. to tear a cat in, to rant violently. Steevens refers to Middleton's Roaring Girl, v. 1 (Works, ed. Dyce, ii. 535): 'I am called by those who have seen my valour Tear-cat.' Again, he quotes from the anonymous play Histriomast..


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Shakespeare
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-04188-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-04188-9
Barcode: 9781231041888

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