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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 SHAKESPEARE; ILLISTRATED: EMBRACING A LIFE OF ... - Page 133
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...undo this button. Thank you, sir. Do you see this? Look on her! Look her lips, Look there, look there The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. 65 The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come,...
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Shakespeare's Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Hugh Grady, Professor of English Hugh Grady - Drama - 1996 - 241 pages
...such, it is fitting that he defines the last, after-the-deluge sombre mood with which the play ends:6 6 The weight of this sad time we must obey. Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. {v. iii. 324-7) We can detect in the first couplet a suggestion of a refusal to revert back to the...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 865 pages
...iii, 322-323) He anticipates joining Lear in death. Edgar then prepares to move the kingdom forward: The weight of this sad time we must obey. Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (V, iii, 324-327) Edgar seems to feel that Lear's life has taught others who will follow, and this...
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The Company of Knaves: A Philip Fletcher Mystery

Simon Shaw - Fiction - 1997 - 224 pages
...opinions had usually been right. He had possessed a fund of sense and had been good company personified. The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...young, Shall never see so much, nor live so long. Philip stood alone in his living room, thinking lines of remembrance, while Verdi's Requiem issued...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...storm and a friend and kinsman of its victims, addresses the remaining English forces in King Lear: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (v. iii. 325-8) Here, in accordance with the changed circumstances, explicit retelling - 'Speak what...
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Lear from Study to Stage: Essays in Criticism

Jack Ogden - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 305 pages
...the final speech by virtue of his position; in the Folio Edgar makes it by virtue of his character: The weight of this sad time we must obey: Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. In a good production, there will be the feeling that nobody quite knows what to say, but something...
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In Small Proportions: A Poetics of the English Ayre, 1596-1622

Daniel Fischlin, Professor Department of English Daniel Fischlin - Music - 1998 - 404 pages
...Doughtie's note, 449-51. 59. This same subordination is at the core of the concluding lines of King Lear: "The weight of this sad time we must obey, / Speak...young / Shall never see so much, nor live so long" (5.3.324-28; The Riverside Shakespeare, 1295; emphasis added). 60. Doughtie, Lyrics, 312. 61. Ibid.,...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 142 pages
...sustain. KENT I have a journey, sir, shortly to go. My master calls me; I must not say no. EDGAR 330 The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...much, nor live so long. Exeunt with a dead march. 320 ghost spirit 321 rack a torture instrument 327 gored wounded FOR THE BEST IN PAPERBACKS, LOOK FOR...
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Reinventing Drama: Acting, Iconicity, Performance

Bruce G. Shapiro - Performing Arts - 1999 - 226 pages
...the drama. In addition, the second verse of this line is significant only as it relates to Cordelia: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...young Shall never see so much, nor live so long." Another example of the iconic rule of symbolic reflection appears in William Inge's Come Back Little...
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Tragic Instance: The Sequence of Shakespeare's Tragedies

Ralph Berry - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 228 pages
...So it must be Albany and Edgar. The doubts about them surface into the last four lines of the play: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. The Quarto gives these lines to Albany. In the Folio, a virtually unchanged text assigns the lines...
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