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" And ride in triumph through Persepolis!" Is it not brave to be a king, Techelles? Usumcasane and Theridamas, Is it not passing brave to be a king, "And ride in triumph through Persepolis? "
The Works of Christopher Marlowe - Seite 40
von Christopher Marlowe - 1826
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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe

Patrick Cheney, Patrick Gerard Cheney, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Comparative Literature Patrick Cheney - 2004 - 312 Seiten
...characters, resolved to affirm their identities in terrifying acts of despair. Tamburlaine's boast, 'Is it not passing brave to be a king, / And ride in triumph through Persepolis?' (2.5.53-4), and Hieronimo's lament, 'O eyes, no eyes, but fountains fraught with tears' (3.2.1), stereotype...
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Kingdom River: Book Two of the Snowfall Trilogy

Mitchell Smith - 2007 - 400 Seiten
...Language in one of the Empire's copybooks, though it had seemed perfectly at home in bookEnglish: 'Is if not passing brave to be a king, and ride in triumph through Persepolis?' Passing brave — as long as there were flowers thrown, not stones, not crossbow quarrels. And those,...
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Focus on Macbeth

John Russell Brown - 2004 - 272 Seiten
...is what Tamburlaine envisages: Is it not brave to be a king, Techelles? Usumcasane and Theridimas, Is it not passing brave to be a king, And ride in triumph through Persepolis? Macbeth does not ride in triumph through anywhere; triumph is not his metier. Nor does he long for...
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The English Poems of George Herbert

George Herbert, Helen Wilcox - 2007 - 740 Seiten
...will inherit. part: Depart, die. 4. passing brave: An ironic echo of Marlowe's Tamburlaine, who asks, 'Is it not passing brave to be a King, / And ride in triumph through Persepolis?' (Part 1, II v 53-4). 5-6. 'Compute thy substance by ... what thou lookest for in heaven and what thou...
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The Age of the Warrior: Selected Essays by Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk - 2008 - 544 Seiten
...in Marlowe's play. Tamburlaine is the archetypal Muslim conqueror, the 'scourge of God' who found it passing brave to be a king, and ride in triumph through Persepolis. But Othello remains the most obvious, tragic narrative of our Middle Eastern fears. He is a Muslim...
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