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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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King Lear in Our Time

Maynard Mack - 2005 - 126 pages
...trying to drive this final tragic fact into his human consciousness, where it never wants to stick : No, no, no life! 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! He tries to hold this painful vision unflinchingly...
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Style: Essays on Renaissance and Restoration Literature and Culture in ...

Harriett Hawkins - 2005 - 296 pages
...that it has a peculiar radiance and plangency: And my poor fool [presumably Cordelia] is hanged: no, no, no, no life? Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thoul't come no more, Never, never, never, never, never. Pray you, undo this button. Thank you, sir....
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...excellent thing in woman. King Lear act 5, sc. 3, 1. 270 (1605-1606) 318 And my poor fool is hanged. , London (1915) Bob Hope (Leslie Townes Hope) English-born US comedian, 1903-2003 1 A ba thou'lt come no more Never, never, never, never, never. King Lear act 5, sc. 3, 1. 304 (1605-1606)...
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Female Mourning in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama: From the Raising ...

Katharine Goodland - 2006 - 254 pages
...pattern. As he finally acknowledges Cordelia' s death, his emotions seem to exhaust and suffocate him: "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" (5.3.369-73)....
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Shakespeare's Window Into the Soul: The Mystical Wisdom in Shakespeare's ...

Martin Lings - 2006 - 224 pages
...have felt. (V, 3, 267-68) But then he saw for certain, beyond any possible doubt, that she was dead: 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. (V, 3, 306-9) Yet now, with his last breath,...
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Word Wizard: Super Bloopers, Rich Reflections, and Other Acts of Word Magic

Richard Lederer - 2007 - 272 pages
...more skillfully than William Shakespeare, whose dying King Lear laments: 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? . . . Do you see this? Look on her! Look! Her lips! Look there, look there! Shakespeare's contemporaries...
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The Best-loved Plays of Shakespeare

Jennifer Mulherin, William Shakespeare, Abigail Frost - 2004 - 160 pages
...that her breath will mist or stain the stone, Why, then she lives. Act v Sc iii Cordelia's death M>, no, no life! 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 you, undo this button: thank you, sir....
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The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique

Christopher J. Cobb - 2007 - 304 pages
...strikingly in a death speech written almost twenty years after Cosroe's: 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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King Lear

William Shakespeare, Harold Bloom - 2007 - 215 pages
...virtue, and all foes The cup of their deservings. O see, see! 280 Lear And my poor fool158 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.159 Thank you,...
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Double Vision: Moral Philosophy and Shakespearean Drama

Tzachi Zamir - 2011 - 256 pages
...pictures, 'with downcast eyes beneath th' almighty dove'" (1893, p. 251). 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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