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" I have liv'd long enough : my way of life Is fall'n into the sear , the yellow leaf; And that which should accompany old age , As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have... "
The Works of Shakespeare - Page 329
by William Shakespeare - 1752
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Words that Matter: Linguistic Perception in Renaissance English

Judith H. Anderson - 1996 - 338 pages
...Shakespeare's striking but conventional use of metaphor in these famous lines from Macbeth: I have UVd long enough: my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf, And that which should accompany old age. As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have. 26...
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Shakespearean Tragedy and Gender

Shirley Nelson Garner, Madelon Sprengnether - 1996 - 326 pages
...after the wrong things. I thought about Macbeth and remembered what for me are his most moving lines: My way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf, And that which should accompany old age, As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have; but,...
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An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67

Michael O'Brien - 1997 - 460 pages
...eight. 8. Edwin Summers Hilliard and Mary Hardeman Hilliard, who both died in infancy. 9. "I have lived long enough: my way of life / Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf" (Shakespeare, Macbeth 4.3.22-23). 10. In the story of Lazarus: "And it came to pass, that the beggar...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...troubles; infected minds To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets. 10371 Macbeth I have lived should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have. 10372...
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The Withered Arm and Other Stories 1874-1888

Thomas Hardy - 1999 - 415 pages
...and yellow leaf. Shakespeare's Macbeth soliloquizes about his intimations of futility and decline: I have liv'd long enough: my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf . . . (V.iii.22 3) This final framing of the narrative in the distant past recalls the conclusion of...
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The Forsyte Saga

John Galsworthy - 1999 - 872 pages
...the power of controlling the election of its Member of Parliament. chetif: puny. 624 sear and yellow. 'I have liv'd long enough: my way of life) Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf.'; Macbeth, \. iii. 22-3. Macbeth has just learned of the arrival of the English force before Dunsinane...
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Bret Harte: Opening the American Literary West

Gary Scharnhorst - 2000 - 256 pages
...letter. The grasshopper is indeed a burden!" He borrowed the quoted phrase from Shakespeare's Macbeth: "My way of life / Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf/ And that which should accompany old age, / As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, / I must not look to have."...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - 2001 - 297 pages
...hence. (Exit Servant. The others remain on their knees.) Seyton! I am sick at heart. I have lived long enough. My way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf, And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have. Seyton!...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 636 pages
...south wind being most favorable in England. OFr, sorrel: dry brown color. Gc, sear, sere. 1 have lived long enough; my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf. -Macbeth, v, 3 sel: to sow, and that which is sown, the seed, season first meant sowing time, insert,...
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The Selfish Altruist: Relief Work in Famine and War

Tony Vaux, Anthony Vaux - 2013 - 241 pages
...to rebuild their lives. They have been destroyed. As Macbeth said, after he committed many murders: I have liv'd long enough: my way of life Is fall'n into the sere, the yellow leaf. All other aspects of life are emptied of significance compared with the appalling...
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