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" Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me ! You would play upon me ; you would seem to know my stops ; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery ; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass : and there is much music,... "
The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added to the ... - Page 179
by William Shakespeare - 1818
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 261 pages
...complicity, he does so as part of a thoroughgoing sequence of musical references in his play: Why, look you now how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would...sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass . . . Why, do you think that I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will,...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - 2001 - 405 pages
...easy as lying," Hamlet says (3.2.348); yet he presumes to know how to play upon Hamlet: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me. You would...sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass. . . . 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will,...
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Rosencratz and Gildenstern are Dead by Tom ...

Lloyd Cameron, Rebecca Barnes - 2001 - 112 pages
...you one face, and you make yourselves another. (Act III, Sc. I, lines 144-5) Hamlet: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would...stops. You would pluck out the heart of my mystery. (Act III, Sc. ii, lines 371 -4) Claudius: 0, my offence is rank. It smells to heaven. It hath the primal...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 148 pages
...But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony. I have not the skill. HAMLET Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would...seem to know my stops, you would pluck out the heart 360 of my mystery, you would sound me from my lowest 361 note to the top of my compass; and there is...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - 2002 - 375 pages
...musical instrument for his innermost soul. Hamlet says to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: "Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would...lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice in this little organ yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 23

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 212 pages
...But these cannot I commend to any utterance of harmony; I have not the skill. Hamlet. Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me. You would...lowest note to the top of my compass, and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. ' Sblood, do you think...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 320 pages
...ihese cannnt I cotnmand to any utterance of harmony. I have not the skill. "o HAMLET Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would...lowest note to the top of my compass. And there is mudi music, excellent voice, in this little organ. Yet cannnt you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think...
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The Taming of the Shrew: Critical Essays

Dana E. Aspinall - 2002 - 387 pages
...GUILDENSTERN: My lord, I cannot. ... I have not the skill. HAMLET. Wby. look you now, how unwortby a thing you make of me! You would play upon me, you...from my lowest note to the top of my compass: and therc is much musie, excellent voice in this little organ, yet you cannot make it speak. 'Sblood. do...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 50

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 316 pages
...courtly playing upon him as a phallic pipe or recorder of which he accuses Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - 2002 - 283 pages
...Rosencrantz and Guildenstern deserve Hamlet's contempt for the inefficacy of their prying, and he tells them, "You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak, 'Sblood, do you think I...
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