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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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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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Post-colonial Shakespeares

Ania Loomba, Professor of English Ania Loomba, Martin Orkin - 1998 - 308 pages
...laments the way that time's destructive effects somebow trigger an innate tendency to dissolution: O God! that one might read the book of fate. And see the...level, and the continent. Weary of solid firmness, meh itself Into the sea! (III. i. 45-59) So corrosive is all this that to foresee it would rob even...
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PrairyErth: (a Deep Map)

William Least Heat Moon - 1999 - 624 pages
...whole lot of nothing. — Long-running advertisement, Chase County Leader-News (1985-1988) Oh 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 chances mock,...
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Taphonomy: A Process Approach

Ronald E. Martin, RONALD E AUTOR MARTIN, University of Delaware Ronald E Martin, Martin Ronald E. - 1999 - 508 pages
...water above bottom was well oxygenated, whereas the sediment was not. 7 Sedimentation and stratigraphy Make mountains level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the seal William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2 7.1 Introduction Given the growing emphasis on environmental...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, John M. Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D - 2000 - 220 pages
...tribunal to which we can appeal, we judge by results.'10 A bleaker gloss is provided by Henry IV: 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 youth, viewing his progress through. What perils past, what...
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The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 127 pages
...42 With good advice and little medicine. My Lord Northumberland will soon be cooled. 44 KING O God! that one might read the book of fate, And see the...the times Make mountains level, and the continent, 47 Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea! And other times to see The beachy girdle of the...
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Tilting at Mortality: Narrative Strategies in Joseph Heller's Fiction

David M. Craig - 2000 - 330 pages
...evoke a similar sense of mutability. Shakespeare's Henry IV voices this vision of a king's life: O God! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times . . . O, if this were seen, The happiest youth, viewing his progress through, What perils past, what...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - 2001 - 297 pages
...advice and little medicine.3 WARWICK 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! O, if this were seen, Five Kings 233 The happiest youth, viewing his progress through, What perils...
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Shakespeare's Political Realism: The English History Plays

Tim Spiekerman - 2001 - 208 pages
...ruminate out loud about how fate rules the world, oblivious to the pretensions of mere men: O Clod, 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 mocks...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 6

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 204 pages
...pattern of a human life, and there is no comfort in the vision, only a desire to have done : 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 chances...
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