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" Not where he eats, but where he is eaten. A certain convocation of [politic] worms* are e'en at him. Your worm is your only emperor for diet. We fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots. "
The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, with notes original and selected ... - Page 286
by William Shakespeare - 1826
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Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities, Volume 2

Lawrence Cunningham, Lawrence S. Cunningham, John J. Reich - 2005 - 540 pages
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Carbon and Its Domestication

A.M. Mannion - 2006 - 319 pages
...At supper! Where? HAMLET Not where he eats, but where he is eaten: a certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him. Your worm is your only emperor...two dishes, but to one table: that's the end. KING CLAUDIUS Alas, alas! HAMLET A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish...
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Renaissance Drama 35

Mary Floyd-Wilson, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. - 2006 - 222 pages
...mortality but also of the ways in which their embodiment is caught up in political forms of consumption: "We fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves...variable service two dishes, but to one table" (4.3.21-23). The play's critique of sociopolitical dynamics in terms of the ingestion of one form of...
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Hamlet: Third Series

William Shakespeare - 2006 - 613 pages
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Hamlet: The Texts of 1603 and 1623: Third Series

William Shakespeare - 2006 - 368 pages
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Food in Shakespeare: Early Modern Dietaries and the Plays

Joan Fitzpatrick - 2007 - 166 pages
...Polonius "at supper" (4.3. 19): Not where he eats, but where a is eaten. A certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him. Your worm is your only emperor... two dishes, but to one table. That's the end. (4.3.20-25) Hamlet's comment suggests that death is the great leveller: the gluttonous ("Your fat king")...
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Looking for Hamlet

Marvin W. Hunt - 2007 - 256 pages
...imagines Polonius at dinner: "Not where he eats but where he is eaten." A certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him. Your worm is your only emperor...your lean beggar is but variable service, two dishes to one table. That's the end. The remains of a king fed upon by worms that are, in turn, fed upon by...
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Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature

Philip Schwyzer - 2007 - 244 pages
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Soa?

Dieter Masak - 2007 - 392 pages
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Dictionary of Shakespearean Quotations - Exhibiting the Most Forcible ...

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 432 pages
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