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" ... this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent... "
Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello. Appendixes - Page 212
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...remained for later writers, but affeftation, witticifm, and conceit ? CHAP. VIII. WHAT a piece of work is man ! how noble in reafon ! how infinite in faculties...in form and moving how exprefs and admirable ! in aftiou how like an angel ! in apprehenfion how like a God ! Ir to do, were as eafy as to know what...
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Hamlet. Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare - 1788
...;• this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'er-hanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me, than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man ! How noble in reason ! how infinite...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1789 - 398 pages
...COURAGE, FEAR, LOvE, HATRED, PITY, ANGER, REvENGE, and JEALOUSY. T, "\^FIAT a piece of work is man I how noble in reafon ! how infinite in faculties ! in form and moving how exprefs and admirable ! in acttoh how like I . an angel ! in apprehenfion how like a god ! Hamlet« 2. Away ! — no woman could...
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Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1790
...a:r, look you, this brave o'er-hanging firmalent, this majeftical roof fretted with golden fire, rhy, it appears no other thing to me, than a foul and peftilent...in form, and moving, how exprefs and admirable ! in aftion, how like an angel ! in apprehenfion, how like a god ! th* beauty of the wor$4 the paragon of...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare. In Fifteen Volumes: Hamlet. Othello

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1793
...the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament,4 this majeftical roof fretted with golden fire,5 why, it appears no other thing to me, than a foul...congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! fiovv noble in reaCon ! how infinite in faculties ! in form, and moving, how exprefs and admirable!...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797 - 1120 pages
...then remained for later writers, but affectation, witticifm, and conceit ? What a piece of work is man ! how noble in reafon ! how infinite in faculties ! in. form and moving, how exprefs and admirаЫг ! in acYion, how like an angel! in appreheafion, how like a God ! If to do were as eafy...
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Solitude. Or the Effect of Occasional Retirement on the Mind, the ..., Volume 2

Johann Georg Zimmermann - Solitude - 1799
...promontory; this moft excellent canopy, THE AIR, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majeftical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no...peftilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is MAN ! how noble in reafon ! how infinite in faculties ! in form, and moving, how exprefs and admirable...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1799
...proper fiudy of mankind is man"— and our divine Shakefpeare, by exclaiming, " What a piece of work is man ! how noble in reafon! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving how exprefs and admirable ! — la action, how like an angel ! in apprclienuoo» prehenfion, liow like a God! Mie bt-auty of"...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...

William Shakespeare - 1800
...; this moft excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majeftical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no...of work is a man! How noble in reafon! how infinite ia faculties! in form, and moving, how exprefs and admirable! in action, how like an angel I in apprehenfion,...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 3

Books and bookselling - 1794
...iludy of mankind is man,'' — and our Divine Shakefpe?re b'y exclaiming, " What a piece of work is man ! how noble in reafon ! how infinite in faculties...exprefs and admirable ! — In action, how like an angel ! in apprehtnfion, how like a God ! the beauty of the world — the paragon of animals !" " Having...
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