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" .* No, no, no life : Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all ? O, thou wilt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never ! Pray you, undo this button.* Thank you, sir. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators - Page 152
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 408 pages
...gone for ever. King Lear 5.3. 255-7, LEAR, carrying the dead Cordelia 2 And my poor fool is hanged. No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life And thou no breath at all? King Lear 5.3.3o4-6, LEAR TO ALBANY, EDGAR AND KENT 3 I was a journeyman to grief. Richard II 1.3.274,...
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Shakespeare's Reading

Robert S. Miola - 2000 - 186 pages
...252 sd). The grief-stricken father helplessly cradles his beloved daughter, 'dead as earth' (257): 'Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, | And...all. O thou wilt come no more. | Never, never, never' (301-3). The agony of Lear's grief and the gratuitousness of Cordelia's death stupefy the onlookers,...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 270 pages
...all foes The cup of their deservings. O see, see! LEAR And my poor fool is hanged. No, no life? 304 Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, And thou...all? O, thou wilt come no more. Never, never, never. - Pray you, undo This button. Thank you, sir. O, O, O, O! EDGAR He faints. My lord, my lord! LEAR Break,...
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The Vanishing: Shakespeare, the Subject, and Early Modern Culture

Christopher Pye, Class of 1924 Professor of English at Williams College Christopher Pye - 2000 - 199 pages
...the play when the condition returns: Lear's riveting final address. Lear: And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! Pray you, undo this button: thank you, Sir....
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Whither the Postmodern Library?: Libraries, Technology, and Education in the ...

William H. Wisner - 2000 - 133 pages
...felt. 1 killed the slave that was a-hanging thee. I'll see that straight. And my poor fool is hanged: no, no, no life? Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'llt come no more. Pray you undo this button. Thank you sir. It was a moment, quite outside of...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D, John M. Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel - 2000 - 220 pages
...usually regard here as a term of endearment), cries out in his misery: And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all?2 (5.3.304-6) It's a question which commentators often try to answer. Samuel Johnson, of course,...
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The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England: A Collaborative Debate

Anthony B. Dawson, Paul Yachnin - 2001 - 215 pages
...at Lear's instigation, to the dead body of his daughter, to her mouth, her moving motionless lips: Pray you undo this button. Thank you, sir. Do you...Look on her! Look her lips, Look there, look there! l3 (5.3.310-12) For all its affective power, this is dangerous theatrical territory. The actor playing...
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The Arden Shakespeare Book Of Quotations On Death

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 48 pages
...That heaven's vault should crack: she's gone for ever. King Lear 5.3.255-7 And my poor fool is hanged. No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life And thou no breath at all? King Lear 5.3.304-6 Cease; thou know'st He dies to me again, when talked of. Winter's Tale 5.1.118-1...
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King Lear

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - 2001 - 31 pages
...If that her breath will mist or stain the stone, Why, then she lives. Act v Sc iii Cordelia's death No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, Pray you, undo this button: thank you, sir. Do you...
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Speak What We Feel: Not What We Ought to Say

Frederick Buechner - 2009 - 176 pages
...I will tarry; the fool will stay," which the Fool himself stayed and sang to him in the rain. Then, "No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never!" By saying "never" five times as he said "no"...
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