The First Sitting of the Committee on the Proposed Monument to Shakespeare

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G.A. Williams, 1823 - 88 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 27 - WHAT needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones The labour of an age in piled stones ? Or that his hallowed reliques should be hid Under a star-ypointing pyramid ? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name ? Thou in our wonder and astonishment Hast built thyself a livelong monument.
الصفحة 28 - For whilst to th' shame of slow-endeavouring art, Thy easy numbers flow, and that each heart Hath from the leaves of thy unvalued book Those Delphic lines with deep impression took; Then thou, our fancy of itself bereaving, Dost make us marble with too much conceiving; And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lie, That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.
الصفحة 27 - WHAT needs my Shakespeare, for his honour'd bones, The labour of an age in piled stones? Or that his hallow'd relics should be hid Under a star-ypointing pyramid? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name? Thou, in our wonder and astonishment, Hast built thyself a livelong monument.
الصفحة 83 - Nescio qua natale solum dulcedine cunctos ducit et immemores non sinit esse sui.
الصفحة 56 - Cattegat leave me but little insure for the cultivation of the fine arts. Allow me however to suggest, that if you propose to adopt a statue to commemorate your immortal poet, few artists will be better capable of doing it justice than my distinguished countryman, justly surnamed, at Copenhagen, the Phidias of the North. The scene of one of the most striking of Shakspeare's dramas lies, you are aware, in Denmark ; and is not a full quarter of the British blood Danish ? As for the other candidate...
الصفحة 75 - Ihe dog-days, the fat knight's greasy flesh might melt a little, though whether on paper, on the stage, or in •wax, he will never be found, I guess, to inspire his visitors with the
الصفحة 20 - I was walking by the crystal fountains, arm in arm with Menander. One of the advantages I have over him (and I have frequently compared, in the Elysian avenues, his comic productions with my own), was the wider field afforded at Athens for comedy, by the absurd passions attributed by my countrymen to their deities; of which I have not failed to profit in my Birds, my Frogs, and my Plutus. We both agreed that his powers must have been extraordinary, and that had he flourished our cotemporary in Hellas,...
الصفحة 49 - Itay, to kape the moniment so clane, that the smock of the hansomst and richest bride in all Stratford, in her way to church, shall be sut to it, your honors ; beside, my house is almost ruinated, and the walls so writ over with names, that gemmen have no more room to write their's, your honors. 'Sense me for loving the character of our dair Will better than my own int'rest, and my fam'ly int'rest, and the int'rest of...
الصفحة 21 - J have not failed to profit in my Birds, my Frogs, and my Plutus. We both agreed that his powers must have been extraordinary, and that had he flourished our contemporary in Hellas, we should have been cruelly jealous of them. You have Menander's (he charged me to tell you) and my votes for a monument worthy of his merits. (Vanishes.) SHADE OF PLAUTUS appears. — Though your poet's comic powers may equal mine, Britanni! I would have you bear in mind (neither will you be able to convict me of errors...
الصفحة 50 - WOOLRICH TUPPER YEO, a South-Down Grazier. Though I can read in your eyes, Gentlemen, before I begin to address you, that a grazier must be a sort of fish out of water in a Committee of this description, your goodness, I am sure, will pardon me, for having come post-haste from my farm at Harting, to suggest a plan for the monument of our great Shakspeare. You must know that, when a young man, I had no relish for the profession of a grazier ; but happening to turn one day over the pages of our poet...

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