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poetic diction, making the English language as flexible as the Greek to every shade of thought. In all these respects, the resemblance to antiquity goes just far enough to show that its result is not artificial or intentional, but the result of the same mental causes operating upon the author's poetic temperament and taste at the time, which predominated in forming the "lofty grave tragedians" of ancient Athens.

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SCENE I. On a ship at sea: a tempestuous noise of thunder

and lightning heard.

Enter a Ship-master and a Boatswain.

Master. Boatswain!

Boatswain. Here, master: what cheer?

Master. Good, speak to th' mariners: fall to't, yarely, or

we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir. C


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