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" With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare - Page 279
by William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
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Biblical Ambiguities: Metaphor, Semantics, and Divine Imagery

David H. Aaron - Religion - 2002 - 221 pages
...that renders him unable to act. Who would "grunt and sweat under a weary life," he muses, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd...know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all .... Death, rather than being an absolute escape from it all, might only be a permanent sleep....
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The word speaks to the Faustian man : a translation and interpretation of ...

Som Raj Gupta - Hinduism - 2001 - 798 pages
...To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered country, from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles...know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprizes...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...his own word "bare" [also 3.2.70], while echoing the Ghost's exhortation [1.5.81]): Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that...traveller returns, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of? (3.1.76-82) No one would bear...
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The Tragedy of Richard III, with the Landing of Earle Richmond, and the ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...suggest that, in Hamlet, the context hardly seems to warrant this interpretation; eg, 'who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that...No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know ACT I, SC. iv.] A man cannot fteale,...
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Perspectives on Wole Soyinka

...Criticism; Loose Canon: Notes on the Culture Wars; and Colored People—A Memoir. Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that...traveller returns, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have, Than fly to others we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards...
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Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership and Management

John O. Whitney, Tina Packer - Business & Economics - 2002 - 320 pages
...of th'unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that...know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...of th' unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that...know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises...
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Stages and Playgoers: From Guild Plays to Shakespeare

Janet Hill - Drama - 2002 - 241 pages
...beast's life because of the dread of something nasty in the woodshed of the afterlife. Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that...traveller returns, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have, Than fly to others that we know not of? (3.1.75-81) [my italics] He...
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Ha!: A Self-Murder Mystery

Gordon Sheppard - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 864 pages
...To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered country, from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles...know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises...
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Croatia: Travels in Undiscovered Country

Tony Fabijancic, Tony Fabijančić - History - 2003 - 186 pages
...To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered country, from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles...know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises...
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