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" I have of late— but wherefore I know not— lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air,... "
The dramatic works of William Shakspeare - Page 38
by William Shakespeare - 1814
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The Ordering Mirror: Readers and Contexts

Literary Criticism - 1993 - 304 pages
...indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look...thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving,...
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Time

Jonathan Westphal, Carl Avren Levenson - Philosophy - 1993 - 225 pages
...heavens which are, however, quite different. Notice: This most excellent canopy, die air, look you; diis brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof...thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. And this: And that inverted bowl they call the sky Whereunder crawling cooped we live and die,...
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Thomas Stearns Eliot: Poet

A. David Moody - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 387 pages
...earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave 294 o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted...congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action...
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Freedom as Spiritual Activity

Edward Warren - Anthroposophy - 1994 - 96 pages
...indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look...golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason!...
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A Psychoanalytic History of the Jews

Avner Falk - History - 1996 - 850 pages
...(Hamlet 2.2.317) illustrate this point beautifully: This godly frame, the Earth, seems to me a sterile promontory: this most excellent canopy, the air, look...golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is Man! How noble in reason!...
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Barrymore: A Play

William Luce - 1998 - 55 pages
...indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look...congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties! In form and moving, how express and admirable! In action,...
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Chapman's Homer: The Iliad, Volume 1

Homer, George Chapman - Poetry - 1998 - 613 pages
...measured by his closing off of that universe that was beckoning others to mingle with its constellations: This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this...congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action...
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Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

James Rodger Fleming - Science - 1998 - 208 pages
...Twentieth Century 107 Historical Perspectives on Climate Change Introduction Apprehending Climate Change This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this...pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable!...
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Charging Ahead

Joe Sherman - Technology & Engineering - 1998 - 240 pages
..."This most excellent Canopy, the air": William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 2, scene 2; the monologue goes: "This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this...golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors." 36 Smog and the story of auto air pollution: James...
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Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression

Lewis Wolpert - Psychology - 1999 - 196 pages
...indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition, that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look...than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. There were several treatises that could well have had an influence on Shakespeare. A Discourse . ....
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