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George Chapman

Geburtstag: 1559
Todesdatum: 12. Mai 1634

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George Chapman war ein englischer Dramatiker und Dichter, der unter den Theaterautoren seiner Zeit als der Philosoph unter den Dramatikern galt.

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„The sea had soaked his heart through“

— George Chapman
Context: Then forth he came, his both knees falt'ring, both His strong hands hanging down, and all with froth His cheeks and nostrils flowing, voice and breath Spent to all use, and down he sunk to death. The sea had soaked his heart through; all his veins His toils had rack'd t'a labouring woman's pains. Dead weary was he. Homer's Odysses (1614), Book V, line 608; shipwrecked Odysseus washes up on Scheria.

„Danger (the spur of all great minds)“

— George Chapman
Context: Danger (the spur of all great minds) is ever The curb to your tame spirits. The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois (1613), Act V, scene i.

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„Achilles' baneful wrath resound, O Goddess, that imposed
Infinite sorrows on the Greeks, and many brave souls loosed
From breasts heroic“

— George Chapman
Context: Achilles' baneful wrath resound, O Goddess, that imposed Infinite sorrows on the Greeks, and many brave souls loosed From breasts heroic, sent them far to that invisible cave That no light comforts, and their limbs to dogs and vultures gave; To all which Jove's will gave effect; from whom first strife begun Betwixt Atrides, king of men, and Thetis' godlike son. Book I, line 1, p. 1

„I am ashamed the law is such an ass.“

— George Chapman
Revenge for Honour, Act III, scene ii.

„They're only truly great who are truly good.“

— George Chapman
Revenge for Honour, Act V, scene ii; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„None ever loved but at first sight they loved.“

— George Chapman
The Blind Beggar of Alexandria (1596); reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?" Christopher Marlowe, Hero and Leander (1598).

„For one heat, all know, doth drive out another,
One passion doth expel another still.“

— George Chapman
Monsieur D'Olive, Act V, scene i; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„As night the life-inclining stars best shows,
So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose.“

— George Chapman
Epilogue to Translations; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„Let no man value at a little price
A virtuous woman's counsel; her wing'd spirit
Is feather'd oftentimes with heavenly words.“

— George Chapman
The Gentleman Usher, Act IV, scene i; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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