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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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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - 2003 - 134 pages
...replies, At supper. . . . 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...service - two dishes, but to one table. That's the end. (Hamlet W 3 17-24) It is the fool in us that knows we are all heading towards that 'supper'. Always...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - 2003 - 313 pages
...supper! Where? 19 Ham. 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...service, two dishes, but to one table; that's the end. 26 [King. Alas, alas! Ham. A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish...
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Animal Pragmatism: Rethinking Human-nonhuman Relationships

Erin McKenna, Andrew Light - 2004 - 254 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...but to one table: that's the end. King: Alas, alas! Hamlet: A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of...
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Hamlet : a Play in One Act

Lindsay Price - 2005 - 47 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...service, two dishes, but to one table: that's the end. CLAUDIUS: Where is Polonius? HAMLET: In heaven; send hither to see. If your messenger find him not...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...he eats, but where "a is eaten a certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him: your 20 worm is your only emperor for diet, we fat all creatures...to one table that's the end. KING Alas, alas! HAMLET A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that...
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Separate Theaters: Bethlem ("Bedlam") Hospital and the Shakespearean Stage

Kenneth S. Jackson - 2005 - 309 pages
...apparent opposites, King and beggar, "are at the same time twins." A certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him. Your worm is your only emperor...variable service two dishes, but to one table. (4.3.19-24) The antithesis of beggar/king, top and bottom, Carroll argues, "confirms the king's hierarchical...
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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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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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