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" All murder'd: for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp... "
Winter's tale. Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. Richard II. Henry IV, pt. 1 - Page 408
by William Shakespeare - 1836
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The Works of William Shakespeare: King John. King Richard II. First part of ...

William Shakespeare - 1866
...ghosts they have depos'd ;(72) Some poison'd by their wives ; some sleeping kill'd ; All murder'd : — for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal...Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear'd, and kill with looks ; Infusing him with self and vain conceit, — As if this flesh, which...
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Half Hours of English History: From the Roman Period to the Death of Elizabeth

Charles Knight - Great Britain - 1866 - 687 pages
...ghosts they have depos'd : Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping kill'dl All murther'd . — For within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal...Allowing him a breath, a little scene To monarchize, be fear'd, and kill with looks ; Infusing him with self and vain conceit, — As if this flesh which walls...
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The Handy-volume Shakspeare, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1866
...ghosts they have deposed : Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping kill'd ; All murder'd : — for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal...Allowing him a breath, a little scene To monarchize, be fear'd, and kill with looks ; Infusing him with self and vain conceit, — As if this flesh, which...
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Collected Prose

Robert Earl Hayden - Literary Collections - 1984 - 203 pages
...by the ghosts they have deposed: Some poison'd by their wives; some sleeping kill'd; All murder'd: for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal...sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp. . . . He moves- away from the mirror, the Tragedian Image receding as the Comedian comes downstage....
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The Summons of Death on the Medieval and Renaissance English Stage

Phoebe S. Spinrad - Civilization, Medieval, in literature - 1987 - 334 pages
...sixteenth-century shape, hiding in disguise until the moment for the Summons arrives: K. Rich: . . . For within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal...his pomp, Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchiie, be feared, and kill with looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit, As if this flesh...
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Ovid Renewed: Ovidian Influences on Literature and Art from the Middle Ages ...

Charles Martindale - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 298 pages
...by the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping kill'd, All murthered for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal...sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp. (Ill ii 144-5, I5I-63) It is a tremendous speech, richly redolent of the dark, doom-laden world of...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...by the ghosts they have depos'd, Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping kill'd, All murther'd. For within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal...his state and grinning at his pomp, Allowing him a little breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear'd, and kill with looks, Infusing him with self...
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The Hollow Crown: Ethnohistory of an Indian Kingdom

Nicholas B. Dirks - Social Science - 1993 - 430 pages
...India— Pudukkottai (Princely State) I. Title. DS485.P12D57 1993 954'.82— dc20 93-31920 CIP For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories...walls about our life Were brass impregnable; and, humoured thus, Comes at the last, and with a little pin Bores through his castle wall, and farewell...
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Working with Shakespeare

Howard Mills - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 247 pages
...by the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping kill'd, All murthered - for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal...Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear'd, and kill with looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit, As if this flesh which walls...
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Shakespeare the Actor and the Purposes of Playing

Meredith Anne Skura - Drama - 1993 - 325 pages
...scene, Richard reduces his entire reign to a doomed pageant staged within the mental space of the crown: Within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples...Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear'd, and kill with looks; . . . and, humour'd thus, Comes at the last, and with a little pin Bores...
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