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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: King Lear. Romeo and Juliet ... - Page 133
by William Shakespeare - 1851 - 38 pages
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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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Textual Shakespeare: Writing and the Word

Graham Holderness - 2003 - 332 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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A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, A Companion to Shakespeare's Works: The ...

Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard - 2003 - 504 pages
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Elizabethan Drama Part 1: Marlowe to Shakespeare: Part 46 Harvard Classics

Charles W. Eliot - 2004 - 448 pages
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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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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 80

1984 - 472 pages
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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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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 83

1984 - 456 pages
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Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton

Emily R. Wilson - 2004 - 289 pages
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