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" Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form; Then have I reason to be fond of... "
The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere - Page 47
by William Shakespeare - 1851
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Winter's tale. Comedy of errors ...

William Shakespeare - 1850 - 38 pages
...most impassioned and vehement eloquence. How exquisitely beautiful are the following lines ! — Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form: Then have I reason to be fond of grief." Shakspeare has judiciously preserved the character of the Bastard Faulconbridge, which was furnished...
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The Converse of the Pen: Acts of Intimacy in the Eighteenth-century Familiar ...

Bruce Redford - Literary Collections - 1986 - 252 pages
...male child, To him that did but yesterday suspire, There was not such a gracious creature born .... Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief? (3.4.48-50, 79-81, 93-98) Shakespeare's imagery imprints itself so thoroughly on Gray's mind that when...
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Lost Beyond Telling: Representations of Death and Absence in Modern French ...

Richard Howard Stamelman - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 291 pages
...eloquently observes in Shakespeare's King John: Therefore never, never Must I behold my pretty Arthur more. Grief fills the room up of my absent child. Lies in...than you do. I will not keep this form upon my head When there is such disorder in my wit. O Lord! My boy, my Arthur, my fair son! My life, my joy, my...
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Freeing Shakespeare's Voice: The Actor's Guide to Talking the Text

Kristin Linklater - Performing Arts - 1992 - 214 pages
...produces reason How I may be deliver'd of these woes, And teaches me to kill or hang myself. and later: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then have I reason to be fond of grief. King John, Act HI, Scene Hi She is not "talking about" her emotional state, she is revealing it, eloquently....
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious pans, lliam Shakes When there is such disorder in my wit. 0 Lord! my boy, my Arthur, my fair son! My life, my joy, my...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...rightly. SENECA, (c. 5-65) Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 68,1.13. 9 Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then have I reason to be fond of grief. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, (1564-1616) British dramatist, poet. Constance, in King John, act 3, sc. 4, 1....
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 303 pages
...talks to me that never had a son. KING PHILIP You are as fond of grief as of your child. CONSTANCE Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do. 100 [~S/ip unbinds her hair] I will not keep this form upon my head 85 ague's fit] F (Agues fitte);...
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Necessary Losses: The Loves Illusions Dependencies and Impossible Ex

Judith Viorst - Self-Help - 2010 - 448 pages
...Constance: "You are as fond of your grief as of your child," she offers him this desperate explanation: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief. Another version of chronic grief is the so-called "mummification" of the dead, the keeping of every...
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The Late Mr. Shakespeare

Robert Nye - Fiction - 1999 - 398 pages
...has Queen Constance in Act III Scene 4 lament the fate of her son Arthur in these lines that follow: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...with his form: Then have I reason to be fond of grief . Of course, I could be wrong. My linking of the writing of this speech with what Mr Shakespeare may...
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A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies

Anne McCracken, Mary Semel - Self-Help - 2000 - 295 pages
...talks to me that never had a son. KING PHILIP: You are as fond of grief as of your child. CONSTANCE: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do. O Lord, my boy, my Arthur, my fair son, My life, my joy, my food, my all the world, My widow-comfort,...
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