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" tis better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perk'd up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow. "
The Works of Mr. William Shakespear;: In Six Volumes. Adorn'd with Cuts - Page 1749
by William Shakespeare - 1709
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An "attic" Philosopher

Émile Souvestre - French literature - 1923 - 306 pages
...they dazzle the soul, both are oftenest, as Madame de Stael says, but un deuil eclatant de bonheurl* * Tis better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perk'd up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow. Henry VIII., Act II., Scene 3.] CHAPTER VIII MISANTHROPY...
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The Man Shakespeare and His Tragic Life-story

Frank Harris - Dramatists, English - 1909 - 422 pages
...dialogue between Anne Bullen and the Old Lady is extraordinarily reminiscent. When Anne Bullen says — " 'Tis better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perk'd up in a glistening grief And wear a golden sorrow " I am reminded of Henry VI. And the contention between Anne...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1925 - 1100 pages
...faithless leather met the dirt, And oftener changed their principles than shirt. r. Poft. E. YOUNG. 'T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow. Kilif Henry Y11I.. Act Ii. Sc. 3. SHAKESPEARE....
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The Life of King Henry the Eighth, Volume 24

William Shakespeare - 1925 - 166 pages
...quarreler, the abstract for the concrete 15 sufferance : suffering panging: causing pangs I swear, 'tis better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, 20 Than to be perk'd up in a glist'ring grief And wear a golden sorrow. Old La. Our content Is our...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued as ...

Chambers's journal - 1872
...419. SATUEDAY, JANUA11Y C, 1872. PRICE A GOLDEN SORROW. Bt inn AUTHOR OP 'A HOUSE OF CARDS.' I swear, 'tis better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow. Sliakapeare. usually attends a sweeping...
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Shakspere Weighed in an Even Balance

Alfred Pownall - Bible - 1864 - 86 pages
...in Shakspere, wo are told, that Our content Is our best having.—King Henry VIII., ii. 3. And that 'tis better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, 1 Psalm cvi. 15. * Matthew, vii. 1. * Matthew, xviii. 23, &c. 4 Hebrews, xiii. 5. 5 Jeremiah, xlv....
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Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women

William Shakespeare, Simon Dunmore - Performing Arts - 1997 - 120 pages
...panging 15 As soul and body's severing. So much the more Must pity drop upon her. Verily, I swear, 'tis better to be lowly born And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glist'ring grief 20 And wear a golden sorrow. By my troth and Maidenhead, I would not...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII: or All is True

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2008 - 240 pages
...lady ! She's a stranger now again. ANNE So much the more Must pity drop upon her. Verily, I swear, 'tis better to be lowly born And range with humble livers in content 20 Than to be perked up in a glist'ring grief And wear a golden sorrow. OLD LADY Our content Is our...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 464 pages
...lady! She's a stranger now again. ANNE. So much the more Must pity drop upon her. Verily, I swear 't is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perk'd up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow. How completely, in the few passages appropriated to Anna...
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Henry VIII

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...lift my soul to heaven. [Buckingham— 2.1 .92-95] This bold bad man. [Chamberlain— 2.2.49] I swear, 'tis better to be lowly born And range with humble livers in content Than to be perked up in a glist'ring grief And wear a golden sorrow. [Anne— 2.3.23-26] Orpheus with his lute...
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