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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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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Frederick William Sternfeld - 2005 - 334 pages
...the fates of Othello and lago. The final tribute to King Lear would be out of place in this company: The oldest hath borne most: we that are young Shall...see so much, nor live so long. [Exeunt with a dead march] Once lago determines on a 'stoup of wine' to put our Cassio in some action That may offend the...
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Laurence Olivier

Francis Beckett - 2005 - 164 pages
...140 DEATH BE NOT PROUD I have a journey, sir, shortly to go; My master calls me, I must not say no. The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say, The oldest have born most: we that are young Shall never see so much, or live so long. KING LEAK 141 Chronology...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer. King Lear act 5, sc. 3, 1. 312 (1605-1606) 320 (to Dig. 35, 1, 72, sec. 6) in Corpus luris Civilis, King Lear act 5, sc. 3, 1. 322 (1605-1606) Macbeth 321 When shall we three meet again? In thunder,...
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Shakespeare, Memory and Performance

Peter Holland - 2006 - 357 pages
...the speaker offers the play's listeners two ways of putting into words what they have just witnessed: 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. (History 24.31821)...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Tragedy

Jennifer Wallace - 2007 - 243 pages
...learnt from the action of the play and no safeguards or improvements therefore can be set in place: The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (V.iii.322-5) Exhausted by the act of witnessing 'so much' atrocity and devoid of ideas for action,...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies

Janette Dillon - 2007
...play closes with the characteristic restoration of order, but its tone is crushed and tired: ALBANY The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...that are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long.14 (5.3.315-18) The play is extraordinarily daring in its combination of tragic and comic strands....
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2007 - 215 pages
...sustain. 295 Kent I have a journey, sir, shortly to go. My master164 calls me, I must not say no. Edgar The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...say. The oldest hath borne most, we that are young 300 Shall never see so much, nor live so long. EXEUNT, WITH A DEAD MARCH165 1 60 instrument of torture...
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The Christian Tradition in English Literature: Poetry, Plays, and Shorter Prose

Paul Cavill, Heather Ward, Matthew Baynham, Andrew Swinford - 2007 - 512 pages
...pronouns reach out to embrace the audience as well as the characters, in a truly Aristotelian way: 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. (Act 5 scene 3, 299-...
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 340 pages
...delirium of Shakespeare in the words of Edgar as he enunciates the final words of this finest of plays. The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (5.3.325-28) In Edgar's words we hear a lament for contemporary England, and a lament, perhaps, for...
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The Quest for Shakespeare

Joseph Pearce - 2008 - 275 pages
...delirium of Shakespeare in the words of Edgar as he enunciates the final words of this finest of plays. The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (5.3.325-28) In Edgar's words we hear a lament for contemporary England, and a lament, perhaps, for...
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