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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 154
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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In Words and Deeds: The Spectacle of Incest in English Renaissance Tragedy

Zenón Luis Martínez, Zenon Luis-Matinez - 2002 - 296 pages
...Cordelia's death: Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou 'It come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! Pray...Look on her, look, her lips, Look there, look there! (5.3.305-10; emphasis added) In this failed attempt to restore Cordelia to life the incompleteness...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 33

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 236 pages
...moment when Lear dies: 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 !...Look on her, look, her lips, Look there, look there ! (v, iii, 306-1 1) There are two distinct possibilities: either Lear dies believing Cordelia lives,...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 162 pages
...lord, away! Exeunt all but Gloucester and Kent Quarto: Act 5, Scene 3 Lear And my poor fool is hanged. No, no life. Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have...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. [To Lear] My lord, my...
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Stages and Playgoers: From Guild Plays to Shakespeare

Janet Hill - 2002 - 241 pages
...out, as he realizes the old man is dying. Lear speaks his final words: 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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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 31

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 256 pages
...the conclusion of the tragedy the tormented Lear speaks his moving lines: 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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Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - 2002 - 269 pages
...that the line falls naturally. Consider, for example, Lear's last speech: 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'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never. Pray you undo this Button. Thank you Sir....
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 35

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 224 pages
...make us wondered at in time to come. Bolingbroke. Be comforted, and leave this fatal place. Queen. Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life. And thou no breath at all? O, thou will come no more, Never, never, never! Pray you undo my lace - Thank you. Do you see this, look on...
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Playing Lear

Oliver Ford Davies - 2003 - 211 pages
...the quarto Lear appears intent on dying, with no redeeming thoughts: clear and bleak. Folio has: LEAR Pray you undo this button. Thank you, sir. Do you...look, her lips, look there, look there! [He dies.] What does he see, if anything? Is it possible that Lear dies happy in the thought that Cordelia lives?...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - 2011 - 384 pages
...No, no, no life? Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, 370 And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never. ...look, her lips, Look there, look there! He dies.] 375 381. rack: instrument of torture on which a victim's I imbs were stretched and torn apart 390....
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Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest: The Discovery of Nature and the ...

Mark Allen McDonald - 2004 - 317 pages
...question is raised as to whether he dies deluded that Cordelia might still be alive. His last words are: Pray you, undo this button: thank you, sir Do you...Look on her, look, her lips, Look there, look there! But the delusion has been simultaneously present with the certainty of one who thinks he knows "when...
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