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" O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his heels, Leash'd... "
King Henry IV., part II. King Henry V. King Henry VI., part I. King Henry VI ... - Page 137
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Henry V

William Shakespeare - 1811
...The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarch.s to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry,...fields of France ? or may we cram Within this wooden O, the very casques, That did affright the air at Agincourt? O, pardon ! since a crooked figure may Attest,...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1811
...brightest heaven of invention I A kingdom for a stage, princes to act. And monarchs to behold the swellmg scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself,...and, at his heels, Leash'd in like hounds, should famine,sword, and fire, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, The flat unraised spirit, that...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1810
...hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment.2 But pardon, gentles all, The flatunraised spirit, that hath dar'd, On this unworthy scaffold,...Can this cock-pit hold The vasty fields of France i or may we cram Within this wooden O,3 the very casques,4 That did affright the air at Agincourt ?...
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Shakspeare's himself again; or the language of the poet asserted

Andrew Becket - 1815
...flights ; without any allusion to the Peripatetic system, or to the aspiring nature of fire. B. Chor. Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume...should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment. Leas/it in like hounds, should famine, srcord, andjire, Crouch for employment. j Lot ; and, as I suppose,...
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The Speeches of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke: In the House of Commons ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1816
...hypocrisy ; and when hypocrisy might think proper to conclude her game, and let profligacy play her part, " Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume...should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment." Measures of this complexion would indeed account for ministerial taciturnity. It was the only species...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface ..., Volume 3

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...against France. The poet wishes for abilities to represent so great an hero : Oil for a Muse of fire ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume...hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employments. A conqueror drawn like the god of battle, with such a dreadful leash of hell-hound* at...
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1818
...ascend The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry,...fields of France, or may we cram Within this wooden O ', the very casques ', That did affright the air at Agincourt? O, pardon ! since a crooked figure may...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1814
...The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for a staffe, princes to act, And monarchs to benold the swelling scene! Then should the warlike Harry,...unworthy scaffold, to bring forth So great an object: Can I his cockpit hold The vasty fields of France? or may we cram, Within this wooden O, the very casques,...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 323 pages
...ascend The brightest heaven of invention, A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry,...at his heels Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, mord, and Jirt Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had painted it, would not have improved upon this...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 323 pages
...ascend The brightest heaven of invention, A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry,...at his heels Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sivord, and Jirt Crouch for employment." Rubens, if he had painted it, would not have improved upon...
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