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" I had rather be a kitten, and cry mew, Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers ; I had rather hear a brazen canstick turn'd, Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree ; And that would set my teeth nothing on edge, Nothing so much as mincing poetry ; —... "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Página 313
1824
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare's times, texts, and stages

Catherine M. S. Alexander - 2003 - 472 páginas
...never seen' in Hotspur. But the younger man has no shame at his deafness to the beauties of language: I had rather be a kitten and cry 'mew' Than one of...hear a brazen canstick turn'd Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree, And that would set my teeth nothing on edge. Nothing so much as mincing poetry. (m,...
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Henry IV, Part 1: The First Part of Henry the Fourth : the First Folio of ...

William Shakespeare - 2004 - 222 páginas
...ornament A virtue that was never seen in you. Hotspur Marry, and I am glad of it with all my heart! I had rather be a kitten and cry 'mew' Than one of these same metre-ballad-mongers. I had rather hear a brazen can'stick turn'd, Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree,...
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Gedächtniskonzepte der Literaturwissenschaft: theoretische Grundlegung und ...

Astrid Erll, Ansgar Nünning, Hanne Birk - 2005 - 322 páginas
...soziale Erinnerungs funktion hoffen zu können. Bereits in Shakespeares Henry TV, Part I heißt es: „I had rather be a kitten and cry mew / Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers" (3,ii). Zu den erstaunlichen avatars der Gattungsgeschichte gehört aber die Wiedergeburt der Ballade...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Poetry

Patrick Cheney - 2007
...invents Hotspur's theatrical identity largely by making him a naturally poetic man who despises poetry: I had rather be a kitten and cry 'mew' Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers. Nothing so [bad] as mincing poetry. 'Tis like the forced gait of a shuffling nag. (i Henry IV 3.1.123-9)...
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"Speak it in Welsh": Wales and the Welsh Language in Shakespeare

Megan S. Lloyd - 2007 - 209 páginas
...Glendower's description and follows with his own review of Welsh, focusing on poetry in particular: I had rather be a kitten and cry mew Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers. 1 had rather hear a brazen canstick turn'd, Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree; And that would set...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2007 - 1280 páginas
...ornament, — A virtue that was never seen in you. HOTSPUR. Marry, and I am glad of it with all my heart: as I think, he walks. Enter ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE and DROMIO OF S ballet-mongers; I had rather hear a brazen canstick turn'd, Or a dry wheel grate on the axlctree; And...
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