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" In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets : As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun, and... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 12
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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Encyclopędia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the ...

Cora Linn Daniels, C. M. Stevans - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2003 - 584 pages
...bed and brings her knitting." (John Hay [From the German.]) "In the most high and palmy state of Rome A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose influence Neptunt's empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse;...
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Strategies for Theory: From Marx to Madonna

R. L. Rutsky, Bradley J. Macdonald - Social Science - 2003 - 283 pages
...historically grounded, general theory of spectral apparition: 1n the most high and palmy state of Rome A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gihher in the Roman streets; As stars with trains of fire, and dews of hlood, Disasters in the sun...
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Making Shakespeare: From Stage to Page

Tiffany Stern, Tiffany (University College Oxford Stern, UK) - Drama - 2004 - 188 pages
...lurid detail what happened in Rome before Caesar's murder: In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets . . . (Q2 B2b, 1.1.113-16) This can be read as a promise of ghoulish pleasures in the other play if...
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Shakespeare Imitations, Parodies and Forgeries, 1710-1820, Volume 1

Jeffrey Kahan - English drama - 2004 - 771 pages
...removed. In this sense, Young is reacting against the logic of Shakespeare's characters. 2.1.59-63 A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. (Hamlet, I.\. 114-16) Both passages refer to reanimating the dead. In the case of Julius Caesar, the...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 471 pages
...7-11) In. Hamlet the appearance of the ghost prompts Horatio to comment on the nature of such signs: A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse....
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A Garden of Words

Martha Barnette - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 212 pages
...ominous sign in the heavens," as in this passage from Hamlet: In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...of fire, and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse....
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The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 319 pages
...his account of the portents preceding Caesar's assassination, some of which he used again in Hamlet: The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead...of fire, and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse....
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...these wars. HORATIO A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye: In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets, And even the like precurse of fierce events, As harbingers preceding still the fates And prologue to...
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Shakespeare's Early Tragedies

Nicholas Brooke - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 232 pages
...portents before the murder, and the terms are very striking : In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. (113-16) The contrast of diction between 'high and palmy state' and 'squeak and gibber' bodes something...
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The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Professor Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louis Henry Gates - Fiction - 2007 - 480 pages
...spirit is an omen: A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye. In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves...trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse:...
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