On Power (Penguin Great Ideas)

By William Shakespeare

These are Shakespeare's maximum writings on energy in all its varieties - in love, in warfare, in politics and within the kinfolk. From Macbeth's vaulting ambition to Richard II's fragile grip on authority, from the violent rivalries of King Lear to the beautiful poetry of the affection sonnets, those items express, with philosophical subtlety and mental acuity, how we manage and dominate each one other.

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Yet now he’s long gone, and my idolatrous fancy needs to sanctify his relics. Sonnet fifty seven Being your slave, what should still I do yet have a tendency Upon the hours and occasions of your wish? i've got no useful time in any respect to spend, Nor prone to do, until you require; Nor dare I chide the world-without-end hour while I, my sovereign, watch the clock for you, Nor imagine the bitterness of absence bitter when you've got bid your servant as soon as adieu; Nor dare I query with my jealous proposal the place you can be, or your affairs think, yet like a tragic slave remain and give some thought to naught retailer, the place you're, how satisfied you're making these. So actual a idiot is love that during your will, although you do something, he thinks no sick. Love’s Labour’s misplaced, Act I, Scene 2 ARMADO: I do impact the very floor, that's base, the place her shoe, that is baser, guided by means of her foot, that's basest, doth tread. I will be forsworn, that's an exceptional argument of falsehood, if i like. and the way can that be real love that's falsely tried? Love is a well-recognized; love is a satan. there is not any evil angel yet love. but was once Samson so tempted, and he had a good energy. but was once Solomon so seduced, and he had an outstanding wit. Cupid’s butt-shaft is just too challenging for Hercules’ membership, and for this reason an excessive amount of odds for a Spaniard’s rapier. the 1st and moment reason won't serve my flip: the passado he respects now not, the duello he regards no longer. His shame is to be known as boy, yet his glory is to subdue males. Adieu, valour; rust, rapier; be nonetheless, drum; to your supervisor is in love, yea, he loveth. help me a few extemporal god of rhyme, for i'm definite I shall flip sonnet. Devise wit, write, pen, for i'm for entire volumes, in folio. Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene 1 ROMEO: Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate, O whatever of not anything first create, O heavy lightness, critical self-importance, Misshapen chaos of well-seeming kinds, Feather of lead, vivid smoke, chilly hearth, ailing future health, Still-waking sleep, that's not what it really is! This love suppose I, that consider no love during this. Dost thou now not chuckle? BENVOLIO: No coz, I particularly weep. ROMEO: strong middle, at what? BENVOLIO: At thy reliable heart’s oppression. ROMEO: Why, such is love’s transgression. Griefs of mine personal lie heavy in my breast, Which thou wilt propagate to have it pressed With extra of thine. This love that thou hast proven Doth upload extra grief to an excessive amount of of mine personal. Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fireplace glowing in enthusiasts’ eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with enthusiasts’ tears. what's it else? A insanity so much discreet, A choking gall and a retaining candy. Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV, Scene sixteen CLEOPATRA: not more yet e’en a lady, and commanded through such terrible ardour because the maid that milks And does the meanest chores. It have been for me To throw my sceptre on the injurious gods, to inform them that this global did equivalent theirs until eventually they'd stol’n our jewel. All’s yet naught. endurance is sottish, and impatience does turn into a puppy that’s mad. Then is it sin to hurry into the key apartment of loss of life Ere loss of life dare come to us?

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