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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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