Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" Did clap their bloody hands ; He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a... "
Recollections of a Literary Life, Or, Books, Places, and People - Page 330
by Mary Russell Mitford - 1853
Full view - About this book

Zeitgenosse Horaz: der Dichter und seine Leser seit zwei Jahrtausenden

Helmut Krasser, Ernst A. Schmidt - Authors and readers - 1996 - 487 pages
...their bloody hands. He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye 60 The axe's edge did try; Nor called the gods with vulgar...vindicate his helpless right; But bowed his comely head Dow, as upon a bed. 65 This was that memorable hour Which first assured the forced power: So, when...
Limited preview - About this book

Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - English literature - 2003 - 331 pages
...variations - notice how the word "down" slows almost to motionlessness our image of the critical moment.) He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable...right; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. In a chilling detail, the soldiery in the background "did clap their bloody hands". Cromwell is portrayed...
Limited preview - About this book

Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton

Thomas Page Anderson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 225 pages
...famously represents the well-known scene of the king's execution: That thence the royal actor born The tragic scaffold might adorn: While round the armed...right, But bowed his comely head, Down, as upon a bed. This was that memorable hour Which first assured the forced power So when they did design The Capitol's...
Limited preview - About this book

The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...bloody hands. He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The ax's edge did try; Nor called the gods with vulgar spite...right; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. (53—64) In his final moments Charles acts nobly and courageously, though Marvell also calls him,...
Limited preview - About this book

Representing Religious Pluralization in Early Modern Europe

Andreas Höfele, Stephan Laqué, Enno Ruge - History - 2007 - 346 pages
...the text suggests, in accordance with Cromwell's well-laid plans): That thence the royal actor born The tragic scaffold might adorn, While round the armed...right; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. (53-64) This scene of grandiose theatricality manages, due to the way it employs vocabulary derived...
Limited preview - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF