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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 Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1857
...sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament,(3T) this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, —...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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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - English poetry - 1857 - 408 pages
...promontory ; this most excellent canopy, the air, this brave o'erhanging firmament, — this majestic roof, fretted with golden fire, — why, it appears...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 !...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1858
...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,...thing to me, than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapourw." 3 Chapter 43, On the dangerous Prevalence of Imagination. their limbs, some to labour under...
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Beyond Minimalism: Beckett's Late Style in the Theater

Enoch Brater - Literary Criticism - 1990
...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. — Hamlet, act 2, scene 2 to suggest. One of the most striking metaphors we will remember from A Piece...
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Faith on Earth: An Inquiry Into the Structure of Human Faith

Helmut Richard Niebuhr - Religion - 1991 - 123 pages
...themselves are full of the great illusion. To Hamlet this goodly frame, the earth, seems . . . 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 vapors. (II, ii) while of himself he says: I am very proud,...
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Leaving Eden: To Protect and Manage the Earth

E. G. Nisbet - Science - 1991 - 358 pages
...2002 To my family, for whom this book is written This goodly frame, the Earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look...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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Levitating the Pentagon: Evolutions in the American Theatre of the Vietnam ...

Jeffery W. Fenn - History - 1992 - 289 pages
...wherefore I know not—lost all of my mirth . . . 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. (159) Like Hamlet, Claude is aware that "the time is out of joint" and that he is caught up in an inexorable...
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Levitating the Pentagon: Evolutions in the American Theatre of the Vietnam ...

Jeffery W. Fenn - History - 1992 - 289 pages
...wherefore I know not—lost all of my mirth . . . 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. (159) Like Hamlet, Claude is aware that "the time is out of joint" and that he is caught up in an inexorable...
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The Solar-Terrestrial Environment: An Introduction to Geospace - the Science ...

John Keith Hargreaves - Science - 1992 - 420 pages
...review of theory and experiments. Advances in Space Research. 8, 51 (1988). 4 The neutral atmosphere ...this most excellent canopy, the air, look you,...than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. W. Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IF Scene (ii) 4.1 Vertical structure 4.1.1 Nomenclature of atmospheric...
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The Situation is Hopeless, But Not Serious: (the Pursuit of Unhappiness)

Paul Watzlawick - Psychology - 1993 - 125 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 faculty, in form and moving! How express and admirable in action!...
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