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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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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 228 pages
...now I am cabin'd, cribb'd, confin'd, bound in To saucy doubts and fears. Macbeth — Macbeth III.iv 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; but,...
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Tyranny in Shakespeare

Mary Ann McGrail - 2002 - 180 pages
...battle reverses. Macbeth articulates what he has lost: —This push Will cheer me ever, or disseat me now. I have liv'd long enough: my way of life Is fall'n into the sere, the yellow leaf; And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 392 pages
...is vividly apparent. Macbeth is 'ripe for shaking' (iv. iii. 238). He himself knows it: I have lived long enough: my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf ... (v. iii. 22) But the avenging forces are mostly young and fresh, to avenge the desecration of nature's...
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Macbeth: Second Edition

Bernice W. Kliman - 2004 - 242 pages
...this production there is a special poignancy often lacking in other productions when he says: [130] I have liv'd long enough: my way of life Is fall'n into the sere, the yellow leaf; And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops...
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth: A Sourcebook

Alexander Leggatt - 2006 - 197 pages
...in my gripe .... [3.1.59-61] Later in the play, Macbeth sees himself as the winter-stricken tree: / have liv'd long enough: my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf . . . . [5.3.22-3] The plant symbolism, then, supplements the child symbolism. At points it merges...
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Past and Present

Thomas Carlyle, Joel J. Brattin, D.J. Trela - 2005 - 843 pages
...work won him a reputation as an atheist. 168.31. sunk into the sere and yellow leaf: "I have lived long enough: my way of life / Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf" (Macbeth 5.3.22-23). 169.9. Pope or Philips: Alexander Pope (1688-1744) and his rival 169.9-10. The...
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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
...thee black, thou cream-fac'd Where gott'st thou that goose look? Macbeth act 5, sc. 3, 1. n (1606) 389 not represent what we are, he represents what we ought sere, the yellow leaf. Macbeth act 5, sc. 3, 1. 22 (1606) 390 Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd....
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Winona; or, The Foster-Sisters

Isabella Valancy Crawford - 2006 - 334 pages
...daughter of Erin, to worship at the shrine of the pretty See Shakespeare, Macbeth'Vm 22-23: "I have lived long enough: my way of life / Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf...." Canadian parlor-maid. He had visions of a "cleared farm" over which Rosie and he should preside at...
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Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Thomas MacFaul - 2007
...'constrained things' (v. iv. 13). Macbeth himself sees the poignancy of this as he is left alone in the world: I have liv'd long enough: my way of life Is fall'n into the sere, the yellow leaf, And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies

Janette Dillon - 2007
...tragedy of the play lies, are the late ones, when Macbeth begins to take stock of what he has lost: I have liv'd long enough: my way of life Is fall'n into the sere, the yellow leaf; And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops...
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