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" The Prince of Cumberland! that is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires: The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is... "
Winter's tale. Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. Richard II. Henry IV, pt. 1 - Page 188
by William Shakespeare - 1836
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The Stratford Shakspere: Macbeth. Coriolanus. Julius Caesar. Antony ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...a step On which I must fall down, or else o'er-leap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your firea! Let not light see my black and deep desires: The eye...commendations I am fed ; It is a banquet to me. Let 's after him, Whose care is gone before to bid us welcome : It is a peerless kinsman. [Flourish. Exeunt....
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The Works of Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice ; As you like it ; All's well ...

William Shakespeare - 1871
...[Aside.] The prince of Cumberland ! — That is a step, On which I must fall down, or else o'crleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires ! Let...be, Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see. [EiU Dun. True, worthy Banquo : he is full so valiant. And in his commendations I am fed; It is a banquet...
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The Pictorial edition of the works of Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight. [8 vols ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...! — That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'er-leap, \Aside. For in my way it Без. ,T )V+ * 2 3 4 • Sir WUliamBlackntone interprets the worAsnfeuStattd, conceiving that the whole tpeech is an allusion...
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English Composition and Rhetoric: A Manual

Alexander Bain - English language - 1867 - 343 pages
...for he is good to us," is not inharmonious ; every second word is unaccented. So in Macbeth :— " Stars, hide your fires, Let not light see my black...be, Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see." In ordinary cases, melody arises through the alternation of long and short words. A succession of long...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 16

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1867
...the first of three similar adjurations, of various expression, but almost equal poetic beauty :— " Stars, hide your fires ! Let not light see my black...that be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see ! " In the very next scene, we have the invocation to darkness with which Lady Macbeth closes her terrible...
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The Living Age, Volume 93

1867
...the first of three similar adjurations, of various expression, but almost equal poetic beauty : — " Stars, hide your fires ! Let not light see my black...hand, yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is dono, to see ! " In the very next scene, we have the invocation to darkness with which Lady Macbeth...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: From the Text of the Rev ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1868
...Macb. [aside] The Prince of Cumberland! that is a step, On which 1 must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars , hide your fires ; Let...commendations I am fed, — It is a banquet to me. Let's after him, Whose care is gone before to bid us welcome: It in a peerless kinsman. [Flourish....
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Shakspeare's tragedy of Macbeth, with explanatory notes, adapted for ...

William Shakespeare - 1869
...step On which I must fall down, or else o'er-leap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires 1 Let not light see my black and deep desires: The eye...: he is full so valiant; And in his commendations 3 I am fed,— 1 The Prince of Cumberland] Holinshed says that Duncan made the elder of his sons '...
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English Style; or, a course of instruction for the attainment of a good ...

George Frederick Graham - English language - 1869 - 358 pages
...passage from Shakspere's ' Macbeth ' : — ' That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires, Let...be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.' In this passage, out of fifty-two words, we have but two dissyllables — 'o'erleap,' a compound Saxon...
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English style

George Frederick Graham - English language - 1869
...passage from Shakspere's ' Macbeth ' : — ' That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires, Let...be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.' In this passage, out of fifty-two words, we have but two dissyllables — ' o'erleap,' a compound Saxon...
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