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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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Literary Criticism from the Elizabethan Dramatists: Repertory and Synthesis

David Klein - Criticism - 1910 - 257 pages
...more to make you laugh : things now That bear a weighty and a serious brow, Sad, high, and work1ng, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the...well, let fall a tear. The subject will deserve it. ... . . . think ye see The very persons of our noble story As they were living ; think you see them...
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The Life of Henry the Eighth

William Shakespeare - 1912 - 168 pages
...Scribes, Officers, Guards, and other Attendants. SCENE: London; Westminster; KimboUon.] Life of 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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The Life of King Henry the Eighth

William Shakespeare - 1925 - 166 pages
...to her; Scribes, Officers, Guards, etc. The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth THE PROLOGUE I come no more to make you laugh : things...and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, 4 We now present. Those that can pity here May, if they think it well, let fall a tear; The subject...
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The Life of King Henry the Eighth, Volume 24

William Shakespeare - 1925 - 166 pages
...serious brow, Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, 4 We now present. Those that can pity here May, if they...as give Their money out of hope they may believe, 8 May here find truth too. Those that come to see Only a show or two, and so agree The play may pass,...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Drama - 1995 - 403 pages
...no violent action, no on-stage deaths, and little comedy; indeed, the Prologue's opening words are I come no more to make you laugh. Things now That...serious brow, Sad, high, and working, full of state and woeSuch noble scenes as draw the eye to flow We now present. Emphasizing that the play will present...
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Patterns and Perspectives in English Renaissance Drama

Eugene M. Waith, Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of English Literature Emeritus Eugene M Waith - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 309 pages
...of exemplary history, the most heroic kind, the prologue emphasizes its concern with noble behavior: Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow. We now...well, let fall a tear: The subject will deserve it. (11. 4-7) The same might be said of many an Arthurian romance or of The Two Noble Kinsmen. Some of...
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Laughter, Pain, and Wonder: Shakespeare's Comedies and the Audience in the ...

David Richman - Drama - 1990 - 197 pages
...assured of his power to guide his audience's emotions is suggested by the Prologue to Henry VIII.2 I come no more to make you laugh; things now That...noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present. Be sad, as we would make ye. Think ye see The very persons of our noble story As they were living;...
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Du Fu's Laments from the South

David McCraw - Fiction - 1992 - 296 pages
...the thing"; it decisively influenced the later development of the Chinese yongwu. • 8 • Politics I come no more to make you laugh: things now That...noble scenes as draw the eye to flow We now present. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Henry Vlll POLITICS is the grand theme in Du Fu's oeuvre. In fact, it was a crucial...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 403 pages
...no violent action, no on-stage deaths, and little comedy; indeed, the Prologue's opening words are I come no more to make you laugh. Things now That...noble scenes as draw the eye to flow We now present. Emphasizing that the play will present 'truth', he draws attention too to the exemplary nature of the...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII: or All is True

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2008 - 240 pages
...servants, guards, attendants, common people King Henry VIII, or All is True Prologue Enter Prologue 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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