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Biographical Essays

By: Thomas de Quincey

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey, the Pennsylvania Stat... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. C... ...den peripetteia, in the revolutionary catastrophe, and in the tu- multuous conflicts, through persons or through situations, of the tragic drama. Ther... ...om visited London, and Lamb so seldom quitted it. Somewhere about 1810 and 1812 I must have met Lamb repeatedly at the Courier Office in the Strand; t...

...pt: William Shakespeare, the protagonist on the great arena of modern poetry, and the glory of the human intellect, was born at Stratford-upon- Avon, in the county of Warwick, in the year 1564, and upon some day, not precisely ascertained, in the month of April. It is certain that he was baptized on the 25th; and from that fact, combined with some shadow of a tradition, Ma...

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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey, t... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. C... ...h the two earliest of the three, viz., the immor- tal Williams’ murders of 1812. The act and the actor are each separately in the highest degree inter... ...he highest degree interesting; and, as forty- two years have elapsed since 1812, it cannot be supposed that either is known circumstantially to the me... ...earts of men, as that exterminating murder, by which, during the winter of 1812, John Williams in one hour, smote two houses with emptiness, extermina... ... own memories, unsupported by a grand traditional history of persecutions— conflicts—and martyrdoms, lurking moreover in blind al- leys, holes, corner...

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Miscellaneous Essays

By: Thomas de Quincey

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Miscellaneous Essays by Thomas de Quincey, the Pennsylvania Sta... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in En- glish, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them.... ...roblem until further knowledge should enable me to solve it. At length, in 1812, Mr. Williams made his début on the stage of Ratcliffe High- way, and ... ...ead he 42 was not; and of that we soon had ocular proof. One morn- ing in 1812, an amateur surprised us with the news that he had seen T oad-in-the-h... ...of its sentimental incidents. Being as old as the valleys at the dinner of 1812, naturally he was as old as the hills at the Thug dinner of 1838. He h... ...hich were gradually moulding the destinies of Christendom, with the vulgar conflicts of ordinary warfare, which are oftentimes but gladiatorial trials...

...Excerpt: From my boyish days I had always felt a great perplexity on one point in Macbeth. It was this: the knocking at the gate, which succeeds to the murder of Duncan, produced to my feelings an effect for which I never could account. The effect was, that it reflected back upon the murder a peculiar a...

...Contents On the Knocking at the Gate, in Macbeth....................................................4 On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts .........................................9 LECTURE....................................................................

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