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" Seems, madam ! Nay, it is ; I know not " seems." 'Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of... "
Hamlet. Titus Andronicus - Page 17
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...on, Have heaven and earth together demonstrated Unto our climatures and countrymen. (I, i) NAWM-1 21 the air, (1. 12—13) 4 Tasting of the sweet damp woods and of the rain one inch above the meadow: Nor windy suspiration of forced breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye. Nor the dejected havior...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 138 pages
...through nature to eternity. Ay, madam, it is common. If it be, Why seems it so particular with thee? 'Seems', madam? Nay, it is; I know not 'seems'. 'Tis...good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forced breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, 80 Nor the dejected...
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Staging Politics: The Lasting Impact of Shakespeare's Histories

Wolfgang Iser, David Wilson, MS RN C(inc) - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 224 pages
...inexpressible. When the Queen asks Hamlet why his father's death "seems" so "particular with thee", he replies: Seems, madam? Nay, it is. I know not "seems." Tis...good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forc'd breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, Nor the dejected haviour...
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And Flights of Angels

Terrence Ortwein - 1994 - 91 pages
...eternity. HAMLET. Ay, madam, it is common. QUEEN. If it be, Why seems it so particular with thee? HAMLET. Seems, madam? Nay, it is. I know not "seems." 'Tis...good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forced breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, That can denote me truly....
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Zen Catholicism

Aelred Graham - Catholicism - Religious life - 1994 - 228 pages
...eternity. HAMLET Ay, madam, it is common. QUEEN If it be, Why seems it so particular with thee? HAMLET Seems, madam? nay, it is; I know not seems. Tis not...good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forced breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, Nor the dejected haviour...
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Some Necessary Questions of the Play: A Stage-centered Analysis of ...

Gene A. Smith, Robert E. Wood - History - 1994 - 171 pages
...disillusionment with the culture that provides these codes, but inevitably renounces his own behavior as well. Seems, Madam? nay, it is, I know not "seems." Tis...good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forc'd breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, Nor the dejected havior...
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Shakespeare Studies, Volume 23

J. Leeds Barroll - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 296 pages
...himself from ornamental or seeming mourning, dismissing tears as so many feigned motions of actors: Seems, madam? Nay, it is. I know not "seems." Tis...good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forc'd breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, Nor the dejected haviour...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - Drama - 1998 - 218 pages
...after all, she says, is commonplace. 'Why seems it so particular with thee?' Hamlet pounces on 'seems': Seems, madam? Nay, it is, I know not 'seems'. 'Tis...good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forc'd breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, Nor the dejected haviour...
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Centuries' Ends, Narrative Means

Interdisciplinary Group for Historical Literary Study - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 387 pages
...(and perhaps by his stage position as well),36 Hamlet styles his grief as that which "passes show": Seems, madam? Nay, it is. I know not "seems." Tis...good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forc'd breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, Nor the dejected haviour...
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Bound to Act: Models of Action, Dramas of Inaction

Valeria Wagner - Philosophy - 1999 - 275 pages
...able to counter it by reversing the relationship between the categories the queen herself introduces: 'Seems', madam? Nay, it is, I know not 'seems'. "Tis...good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forced breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, Nor the dejected 'haviour...
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