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The Poetical Works of William Shakspeare and the Earl of Surrey (Paperback) Loot Price: R385
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The Poetical Works of William Shakspeare and the Earl of Surrey (Paperback): William Shakespeare

The Poetical Works of William Shakspeare and the Earl of Surrey (Paperback)

William Shakespeare

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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. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The poetical works of William Shakspeare and the Earl of Surrey William Shakespeare THH LIFE AND POETRY OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE. How strange it is that on the two greatest of all poets the most mystery hangs--Homer and Shakspeare Even as Mounts Everest and Dhawalagiri, towering far above the Himalayan summits, attract the thickest mantles of mist, are clad in the deepest piles of snow, and are for ever inaccessible; Bo it is with these surpassing poets. Homer--who and what was he? Was he an Ionian, or did he on " The Chian strand Behold the Iliad and the Odyssey Rise to the swelling of the voiceful sea" ? Which of the seven cities that contended for the honour of his birthplace deserved to succeed in the strife? Was he or was he not a blind beggar? Was he one, or was the " Iliad " the product of many minds, all inspired by the spirit of those " Heroic rays, Such as lit onward to the Golden Fleece, And fired their fathers in the Colchian days" 1 Was he author of the " Iliad" only, or also of the marvellous " Odyssey." How lived he--where died he--and where was he buried ? Such questions, often asked, as if at the cloudy Ida, where his spirit may be figured as dwelling, have received no satisfactory reply, and still Stat nominis Umbra. c Of Shakspeare we know a little, and only a little, more. George Steevens has said, " All that is known with any degree of certainty concerning Shakspeare is--that he was born at Stratford-upon-Avon--married and had children there --went to London, where he commenced actor, and wrote poems and plays -- returned to Stratford, made his will, died, and was buried." This is certainly but a meagre skeleton of such a wonderful man, and is calculated to excite regret and disappointment....

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Shakespeare
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-20292-6
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-235-20292-5
Barcode: 9781235202926

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