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not on the semblance, on the thing she has given another than us !
girt: surrounded. — hypochondria : an extremely depressed mental condition. Nessus' shirt: a poisoned shirt which caused its wearer much pain. See myths about Hercules. — fourpence-half-penny a day: this amount is nine cents in American money. - servitor: an undergraduate at Oxford whose expenses were partly paid by the university and who was expected to wait at table. — gentleman commoner : a student who paid all his expenses — now called a commoner. “Commons” is the college word for food.
WHAT CONSTITUTES A STATE?
SIR WILLIAM JONES (1746–1794) was an English writer and scholar of remarkable attainments.
What constitutes a state?
Thick' wall, or moated gate;
Not bays and broad-armed ports
Not starred and spangled courts
No. MEN! high-minded men —
Men who their duties know,
Prevent the long-aimed blow,
These constitute a state.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, one of the greatest dramatic poets that ever lived, was born at Stratford, England, in 1564. He was an actor as well as a writer of plays. Many of his stories were frankly taken from other
writers, but the beauty and power of his plays are all his own. A great 5 German critic said of him, “Never was there such a wide talent for the
drawing of character as Shakespeare's.” This king of poets died in 1616. Among his greatest plays are “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “King Lear," : “ Julius Cæsar,” and “Romeo and Juliet.”
NOTE. — The play of “King Lear” is considered by some critics to be 10 Shakespeare's greatest work. The story is an old one and found in many
languages. In this scene Lear has called together his court to announce his division of the kingdom. His three daughters attend him.
Lear. Meantime we shall express our darker purpose.
Give me the map there. Know that we have divided 15 In three our kingdom: and 't is our fast intent
To shake all cares and business from our age; Conferring them on younger strengths, while we Unburdened crawl toward death. Our son of Cornwall,
And you, our no less loving son of Albany,
Our daughters' several dowers, that future strife
Interest of territory, cares of state, -
That we our largest bounty may extend
be silent. Lear. Of all these bounds, even from this line to this, With shadowy forests and with champains riched, With plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads, We make thee lady: ... What says our second daughter, 15. Our dearest Regan, wife to Cornwall ? Speak. Regan. Sir, I am made Of the self-same metal that my sister is, And prize me at her worth. In my true heart I find she names my very deed of love; Only she comes too short: that I profess Myself an enemy to all other joys, Which the most precious square of sense possesses ; And find I am alone felicitate In your dear highness' love.
Then poor Cordelia ! And yet not so; since, I am sure, my love's More richer than my tongue. Lear. To thee and thine hereditary ever 5 Remain this ample third of our fair kingdom; No less in space, validity, and pleasure, Than that conferred on Goneril. Now, our joy, Although the last, not least; what can you say to
Lear. Nothing !
Cordelia. Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave 15 My heart into my mouth : I love your majesty
According to my bond; nor more nor less.
Good my lord,
Obey you, love you, and most honor you.
That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry 25 Half my love with him, half my care and duty: