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" I COME no more to make you laugh; things now, That bear a weighty and a serious brow, Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present. "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Richard III. Henry VIII. Troilus ... - Page 135
by William Shakespeare - 1839
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Echoes of Harper's Ferry ...

James Redpath - Abolitionists - 1860 - 513 pages
...that falls upon us from Heaven ; let us dwell upon it in no frivolous spirit, but in deep solemnity. " Things now That bear a weighty and a serious brow,...noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present." Let us keep before us the great fact — the violent enslavement of forty hundreds of thousands of...
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William Shakspere: A Biography

Charles Knight - Dramatists, English - 1860 - 553 pages
...the brilliancy of his wit and the genuineness of his humour, turn to other and loftier themes : — " I come no more to make you laugh ; things now, That...working, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes aa draw the eye to flow We now present." * But the influence of time in the formation and direction...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, from the Text of Johnson ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1862
...OFFICERS, GUARDS, and other ATTENDANTS. SCENE, chiefly in London and "Westminster ; once at Kimbolton. PROLOGUE. I COME no more to make you laugh ; things...serious brow, Sad, high, and working, full of state and woo, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present. Those that can pity, here May, if they...
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Essays on the Drama and on Popular Amusements

William Bodham Donne - Amusements - 1863 - 256 pages
...almost historical veracity : he proclaims that he is about to make unwonted demands upon their pity. " I come no more to make you laugh : things now That...working, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes as cause the eye to flow, We now present. . . . Therefore, for goodness' sake, as you are known The first...
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Excerpta e carminibus Catulli, Tibulli, Propertii, et Ovidii

William Bodham Donne - Latin poetry - 1864 - 229 pages
...Cœsar not unnaturally desired the stage and literature to embody some of the incidents ' That bore a weighty and a serious brow, Sad, high, and working,...and woe; Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow.' (Prologue to Henry VIII.) But, although the wish was general and not unreasonable, the subjects vf...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: King Henry VIII. Troilus and Cressida ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...Spirits. SCENE : London; Westminster ; Kimbolton. THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF KING HENRY VIII. THE PROLOGUE. I COME no more to make you laugh : things...to flow, We now present. Those that can pity, here 5 May, if they think it well, let fall a tear; The subject will deserve it. Such as give Their money...
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William Shakspere: A Biography

Charles Knight - Dramatists, English - 1865 - 553 pages
...the brilliancy of his wit and the genuineness of his humour, turn to other and loftier themes : — " I come no more to make you laugh ; things now, That...noble scenes as draw the eye to flow We now present." * But the influence of time in the formation and direction of the poetical power must also be taken...
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Shakspeare's Sonnets Never Before Interpreted: His Private Friends ...

Gerald Massey - Sonnets, English - 1866 - 603 pages
...had gathered on the fuller-ripened life-fruit. What says the prologue to King Henry VIII. ?— 1 1 come no more to make you laugh; things now That bear...serious brow, Sad, high and working, full of state aod woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present.' It is impossible to commune with...
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Studies of Shakspere

Charles Knight - 1868 - 560 pages
...most remarkable Prologue of the few which are attached to Shakspere's plays. It thus commences : — " I come no more to make you laugh ; things now, That...noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present." Tt is, to our minds, a perfect exposition of the principle upon which the poet worked in the construction...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: The third part of King Henry VI. King ...

William Shakespeare - 1868
...Attendants. Spirits. SCENE — Chiefly in London and Westminster; once at Kimbolton. PROLOGUE. I COMB no more to make you laugh: things now, That bear a...Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe, Such iioble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present. Those that can pity, here May, if they think...
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