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" The weight of this sad time we must obey ; Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest hath borne most : we, that are young, Shall never see so much, nor live so long. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 470
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - 1997 - 248 pages
...storm and a friend and kinsman of its victims, addresses the remaining English forces in King Lear: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (v. iii. 325-8) Here, in accordance with the changed circumstances, explicit retelling - 'Speak what...
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Lear from Study to Stage: Essays in Criticism

James Ogden, Arthur Hawley Scouten - 1997 - 305 pages
...the final speech by virtue of his position; in the Folio Edgar makes it by virtue of his character: The weight of this sad time we must obey: Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. In a good production, there will be the feeling that nobody quite knows what to say, but something...
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In Small Proportions: A Poetics of the English Ayre, 1596-1622

Daniel Fischlin - 1998 - 404 pages
...Doughtie's note, 449-51. 59. This same subordination is at the core of the concluding lines of King Lear: "The weight of this sad time we must obey, / Speak...young / Shall never see so much, nor live so long" (5.3.324-28; The Riverside Shakespeare, 1295; emphasis added). 60. Doughtie, Lyrics, 312. 61. Ibid.,...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 142 pages
...sustain. KENT I have a journey, sir, shortly to go. My master calls me; I must not say no. EDGAR 330 The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...see so much, nor live so long. Exeunt with a dead march. 320 ghost spirit 321 rack a torture instrument 327 gored wounded FOR THE BEST IN PAPERBACKS,...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 408 pages
...King John 4.1.6o, the boy ARTHUR TO HUBERT, who has admitted that he has sworn to put out his eyes 5 The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. King Lear 5.3.322-5, EDGAR 6 This is the time that the unjust man doth thrive. Winter's Tale 4.4.675-6,...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - 1999 - 380 pages
...lips! / Look there! Look there!" [He dies.] The last lines reinforce this hopelessness, as Edgar says: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. Will Power The story of King Lear is old and honored; as a result, Shakespeare wasn't the only one...
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Reinventing Drama: Acting, Iconicity, Performance

Bruce G. Shapiro - 1999 - 226 pages
...the drama. In addition, the second verse of this line is significant only as it relates to Cordelia: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...young Shall never see so much, nor live so long." Another example of the iconic rule of symbolic reflection appears in William Inge's Come Back Little...
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Tragic Instance: The Sequence of Shakespeare's Tragedies

Ralph Berry - 1999 - 228 pages
...So it must be Albany and Edgar. The doubts about them surface into the last four lines of the play: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. The Quarto gives these lines to Albany. In the Folio, a virtually unchanged text assigns the lines...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - 1999 - 408 pages
...King John 3.3.60, the boy ARTHUR to HUBERT, who has admitted that he has sworn to put out his eyes 5 The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. King Lear 5.3.322-5, EDGAR 6 This is the time that the unjust man doth thrive. Winter's Tale 4.4.675-6,...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 270 pages
...sustain. KENT I have a journey, sir, shortly to go; 320 My master calls, and I must not say no. ALBANY 321 The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest have borne most; we that are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. [Exeunt.] 311 ghost spirit...
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