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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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King Lear: A Guide to the Play

Jay L. Halio - 2001 - 128 pages
...learned. By the same token, he has earned the right to speak last, once again with the voice of reason: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (5.3.297-300) NOTES 1 . Kent reiterates what Curran tells Edmond when he speaks with the Gentleman...
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Die Suche nach dem Absoluten und das Finden des Masses

Léon Wurmser - 2001 - 439 pages
...seine Ankunft: reif sein ist alles) (5. Akt, 2. Szene, 9-11). Und heißt es am Ende in Albanys Wort: »The weight of this sad time we must obey, speak...young shall never see so much, nor live so long.« (Laßt uns, der trüben Zeit gehorchend, klagen, nicht, was sich ziemt, nur was wir fühlen, sagen....
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Lawyers, Law, and Social Change

Steve Bachmann - 2001 - 220 pages
...lead him to investigate further the historical, theoretical, and political implications of Huey Long. The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...oldest hath borne most: we that are young Shall never so see much, nor live so long.97 — William Shakespeare 92 For example, there is no record that Huey...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 55, King Lear and Its Afterlife: An Annual Survey ...

Peter Holland - 2002 - 410 pages
...form might that future action take? Fittingly of course Lear remains equivocal to the last: EDGAR : The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...see so much, nor live so long. Exeunt with a dead mardi. (5.3. 322-5) In the closing lines of the play 'feeling' and 'speaking', rather than feeling...
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Constructing Mark Twain: New Directions in Scholarship

Laura E. Skandera-Trombley, Michael J. Kiskis - 2001 - 252 pages
...sustain. KENT: I have a journey, Sir, shortly to go; My master calls me, — 1 must not say no. EDGAR: The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. T& htt preferred friend* he revealed fM true character* Mary Mason Fairbanks's Disguised Debate with...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - 2002 - 375 pages
...realm (because Kent, the loyal squire, will follow his master, the dead King Lear into his grave): "The weight of this sad time we must obey, / Speak...young / Shall never see so much, nor live so long" (King Lear Quarto 5.3.318-21). King Lear ends in utter resignation. For one should not forget: these...
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Novel Shakespeares: Twentieth-century Women Novelists and Appropriation

Julie Sanders - 2001 - 258 pages
...Daddy. (370) In many ways the tone echoes the melancholic resignation of Edgar at the end of Lear: The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (5.3.322-5) The real clue may lie in the expression or declaration 'Speak what we feel, not what we...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 33

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 236 pages
...uncertainty: Kent. I have a journey, sir, shortly to go; My master calls me, I must not say no. Edgar. The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (v, iii, 321-6) There is no emphasis on the restoration of order and no expressed hope in the future....
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Stages and Playgoers: From Guild Plays to Shakespeare

Janet Hill - 2002 - 241 pages
...in private grief, Kent cannot help (5.3.320-1). Edgar is perhaps left alone to speak the epilogue: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (5.3.324-7) But his words are inadequate. I agree with Peter Brook's assessment of them as "trite,"...
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History of European Drama and Theatre

Erika Fischer-Lichte - 2002 - 396 pages
...tragedy ends with Edgar's words - in another quarto given to Albany - which leave the future open: weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what we...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (V, 3, 322-5) The only certainty is that an epoch has come to an end and it is final. The ending of...
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