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" Is man no more than this? Consider him well. Thou owest the worm no silk, the beast no hide, the sheep no wool, the cat no perfume. Ha! here's three on's are sophisticated! Thou art the thing itself; unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare,... "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare - Page 158
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Frederick William Sternfeld - 2005 - 334 pages
...Modern Language Association, XLII ( 1 927), 673-685. Lear. Thou wert better in a grave . . . . . . thou art the thing itself; unaccommodated man is no...thou art. Off, off you lendings! Come, unbutton here ! [SD Strives to tear off his clothes] Lear's prose following upon Edgar's ditty is both startling...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - 2005 - 224 pages
...owest the worm no silk, the beast no hide, the sheep no wool, the cat no perfume. Ha! here's three on's are sophisticated! Thou art the thing itself: unaccommodated...forked animal as thou art. Off, off, you lendings! (Ill.iv.ioy-iz) This is the lowest point of delusion that Lear reaches, as he tries to tear off his...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - 2005 - 207 pages
...the worm no silk; the beast, no hide; the sheep, no wool; the cat, no perfume. Ha? here's three on's are sophisticated. Thou art the thing itself; unaccommodated...but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art. Montaigne, not long before, had made similar comparisons between man and the other animals. When he...
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The Constitutionalist: Notes on the First Amendment

George Anastaplo - 2005 - 826 pages
...as a mad beggar becomes for Lear, disillusioned as both king and father, the model of natural man: "[T]hou art the thing itself; unaccommodated man is...but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art" (act 3, sc. 4, ll. 111-13). The humbled king preaches patience to the blinded Gloucester, recalling...
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Jewish Writing and the Deep Places of the Imagination

Mark Krupnick - 2006 - 382 pages
...well. Thou ow'st the worm no silk, the beast no hide, the sheep no wool, the cat no perfume. . . . Thou art the thing itself; unaccommodated man is no...but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art." Sabbath's rhetoric of negative qualifiers he has been rendered wifeless and mistress/<?.w after...
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King Lear in Our Time

Maynard Mack - 2005 - 126 pages
..."sentence" (approved food for regal reflection) to agonized selfrecognition : Ha! here's three on's are sophisticated; thou art the thing itself; unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, fork'd animal as thou art. Oil, off, you lendings! Perhaps even the history plays' conception of Riot...
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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Christa Jansohn - 2006 - 318 pages
...ow'st the worm no silk, the beast no hide, the sheep no wool, the cat no perfume. Ha? Here's three on us are sophisticated; thou art the thing itself. Unaccommodated...art. Off, off, you lendings: come, unbutton here. (3.4.101-7) The words "unbutton here" document the fact that Lear has hit bottom, has arrived at the...
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Shakespeare's Window Into the Soul: The Mystical Wisdom in Shakespeare's ...

Martin Lings - 2006 - 224 pages
...beast no hide, the sheep no wool, the cat no perfume. Ha! here's three on's are sophisticated; thou are the thing itself; unaccommodated man is no more but...forked animal as thou art. Off, off, you lendings! (Ill, 4, 1 1 1-17) and he begins to tear off his own clothes. Shakespeare cannot quote here "Blessed...
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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
...physic, pomp, Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. King Lear act 3, sc. 4, 1. 33 (1605-1606) 297 history with something commensurate to his capacity...wonder. The Great Gatsby ch. 9 (1925) 34 And as I King Lear act 3, sc. 4, 1. 105 (1605-1606) 298 The green mantle of the standing pool. King Lear act...
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The Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters

Ronald A. Bosco, Joel Myerson - 2005 - 456 pages
...BCE), king of Israel known for his impartial justice. 94. Shakespeare, King Lear, Act II, Scene 4: "Thou art the thing itself: unaccommodated man is...but such a poor bare, forked animal as thou art." 95. James Cook (17281779), English mariner and explorer. 96. Francisco Pizarro (ca. 1471-1541),...
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