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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

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 162 pages
...sustain. Kent I have a journey, sir, shortly to go: My master calls, and I must not say no. Albany 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 carrying the bodies...
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Textual Shakespeare: Writing and the Word

Graham Holderness - 2003 - 311 pages
...romantic retirement. The closing lines of the play familiar to us from modern editions as Edgar's: The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long 10. - for a century and a half reappeared in a radically altered form, though still spoken (as in the...
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The Cure of Folly: A Psychiatrist's Cautionary Tale

Gordon Warme - 2003 - 300 pages
...the ambivalence in the second line) seem but only seem to vindicate Cordelia's dead honesty. The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...what we ought to say: The oldest hath borne most: we chat are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long, [v.iii.323-326] But Edgar is speaking ceremonially,...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear

Grace Ioppolo - 2003 - 192 pages
...sustain. KENT I have a journey,- sir, shortly to go; My master calls, and I must not say no. EDGAR 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 with a dead march21...
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All Under Heaven: The Story of a Chinese Family in South Africa

Darryl Accone - 2004 - 283 pages
...to the sky. Here, Giddy and Julie thought, it was as if they were living all under heaven. EPILOGUE The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. - King Lear, Act V, Scene iii, lines 325 to 328 On holidays at the coast, Ah Leong would stand looking...
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Susan's Last Summer

Marilyn Schroeder - 2005 - 132 pages
...glance around the room. I knew she could see only light and shadow. I read the last lines of King Lear. "The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...young Shall never see so much, nor live so long." I closed the book. The tears that ran down my cheeks were not for Lear. Susan reached to pat Pinon's...
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Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton

Emily R. Wilson - 2004 - 289 pages
...sustain. 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...young Shall never see so much, nor live so long." (5.3.319-27) The state is "gor'd" in that it is covered by gore; life in England is violent and bloody....
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Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village

Margaret Paxson - 2005 - 388 pages
...<! -^r ?i ;' jt--j / ?c? ---<> -a Afterword ON LIGHTNESS AND WEIGHT The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. -EDGAR, KING LEAR [I]s heaviness truly deplorable and lightness splendid? -MILAN KUNOERA, THE UNBEARABLE...
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King Lear in Our Time

Maynard Mack - 2005 - 126 pages
...earlier; and if in a sense they still sum up the play, it is because they carry a minimum of commitment: The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. IV There is one other defining "source" behind King Lear, I think. This is the shape of pastoral romance....
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...sustain. KENT I have a journey, sir, shortly to go: 320 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. \The bodies are borne out, all follow with 'a death march' MACBETH INTRODUCTION Macbeth is a dark thriller...
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