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" O God ! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea : and, other times, to see The beachy girdle of the ocean Too wide for Neptune's... "
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet, and ...

William Shakespeare - 1851
...With good advice, and little medicine. My lord Northumberland will soon be cooled. K. Hen. 0 Heaven ! that one might read the book of fate, And see the...(Weary of solid firmness) melt itself Into the sea! and, other times, to see The beachy girdle of the ocean Too wide for Neptune's hips ; how chances mock,...
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Shakespeare and the Problem of Meaning

Norman Rabkin - 1981 - 165 pages
...universal annihilation. Could one "read the book of fate," the moribund King reflects, one would have to see the revolution of the times Make mountains level,...Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea, and other times to see The beachy girdle of the ocean Too wide for Neptune's hips. (III.i.45-51) What...
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Shakespeare and the Problem of Meaning

Norman Rabkin - 1981 - 165 pages
...universal annihilation. Could one "read the book of fate," the moribund King reflects, one would have to see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, Either/Or: Responding to Henry V Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea, and other times...
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The Hebrew Bible and Its Interpreters

William H. Propp, William Henry Propp, Baruch Halpern, David Noel Freedman - 1990 - 225 pages
...Achronological Narrative and Dual Chronology in Israelite Historiography Baruch Halpern York University O God! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times. . . . — Henry IV, Part 2 Because of the nature of the historical agenda of eighteenth-century Europe,...
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Hobbes et son vocabulaire: études de lexicographie philosophique

Yves Charles Zarka - 1992 - 294 pages
...Voici un passage de Shakespeare : Oh God, that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolutions of the times Make mountains level, and the continent,...Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea, and other times to see The beachy girdle of the ocean Too wide for Neptune 's hips; how chance 's mocks...
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Shakespeare's Courtly Mirror: Reflexivity and Prudence in All's Well that ...

David Haley - 1993 - 314 pages
...of Richard, deposed and calling pitifully for a mirror, to King Henry's fearful meditation: O God, that one might read the book of fate, And see the...Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea. . . . (2H4 III.i.45-56)33 Henry's wish to "see the revolution of the times" is in fact a longing to...
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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 865 pages
...With good advice and little medicine. My lord Northumberland will soon be cooled. KING HENRY IV O God, that one might read the book of fate, And see the...Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea; and other times to see The beachy girdle of the ocean !0 Too wide for Neptune's hips; how chance's...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 pages
...With good advice and little medicine: My Lord Northumberland will soon be cool'd. KING HENRY. О God! that one might read the book of fate, And see the...level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melr itself Into the sea! and, other times, to see The beachy girdle of the ocean Too wide for Neptune's...
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Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany

Noel Annan - 1997 - 265 pages
...information got it wrong. Had I been years older I might have felt as Shakespeare's Henry IV did: O God! that one might read the book of fate, And see the...Weary of solid firmness - melt itself Into the sea ... O! if this were seen, The happiest youdi, viewing his progress dirough, What perils past, what...
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Henry IV, Part 2

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 287 pages
...With good advice and little medicine. My lord Northumberland will soon be cooled. KING HENRY O God, that one might read the book of fate, And see the...Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea ; and other times to see The beachy girdle of the ocean, Too wide for Neptune's hips ; how chance's...
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