59) Meanwhile, Teufelsdrockh's reviewer/translator is offended by the philosopher's description of a ceremony in which he imagines everyone's clothes suddenly flying off: "Would to Heaven, say we, thou hadst
thought right to keep it secret
thou to do with cruel death who was so full of life or death with thee that thou shouldst die before thou hadst
Agamemnon, son of Atreus, hadst
not thou, goddess, duly told me
My God, what is a heart That thou shouldst it so eye, and wooe, Powring upon it all thy art, As if that thou hadst
nothing else to do?
Moses) said: "If thou hadst
wished, surely thou couldst have exacted some recompense for it
O Jephthah, judge of Israel, what a treasure hadst
thou taken this old blacksmith to thyself ere his full ruin came upon him, then had the young widow had a delicious grief, and her orphans a truly venerable, legendary sire to dream of in their after years; and all of them a care-killing competency.
He also said: "It was by the mercy of Allah that thou wast lenient with them (O Muhammad), for if thou hadst
been stern and fierce of heart they would have dispersed from round about thee.
Their Magistrate confest it, when they took thee As a League-breaker and deliver'd bound Into our hands, for hadst
thou not committed Notorious murder on those thirty men At Askalon, who never did thee harm, then like a Robber stripdst them of their robes?
Then we have the hysterical prophet, Queen Margaret, who hissfully predicts that Richard will end up killing everyone, humorously surveying the body count toward the end of this bloodfest with: "I had an Edward, till a Richard killed him; I had a Henry, till a Richard killed him; thou hadst
an Edward, till a Richard killed him; thou hadst
a Richard, till a Richard killed him.
Wetheridge asks Cynthia why he is unfortunate, she says: "For hadst
thou come the last, thou hadst
been the last refused" (Herrick 58).
Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all; What hast thou then more than thou hadst
and when I saw thee, that thou wouldst do off thy raiment to bathe thee, though soothly I longed to lie hidden there, I feared thee, lest thou shouldst be angry with me if I were to see thee unclad; so I came away; yet I went not far, for I was above all things yearning to see thee; and sooth it is, that hadst
thou not crossed the water, I should presently have crossed it myself to seek thee, wert thou Goddess, or wood-wife, or whatever might have come of it.
Shakespeare's King Lear made a few rash decisions and someone told him: "Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst
He answers: / So would I ha' done, by yonder sun, / An thou hadst
not come to my bed" (IV.