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" No, faith, not a jot ; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: As thus; Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth to dust ; the dust is earth ; of earth we make loam : And why of that loam, whereto he... "
The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ... - Page 80
by Elizabeth Inchbald - 1808
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The Most Important Thing I've Learned in Life: A Collection of Quotations

Beau Bauman - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 191 pages
...ere is a God." — Moraecnai Levy, founder Jewish Defense Organization rvew York JLmperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep...earth which kept the world in awe, Should patch a wall t'expel the [winter's] flaw!" (Hamlet, Act V, Scene 1) — Harvey Greenstein, photographer New Jersey...
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Hamlet and Narcissus

John Russell - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 246 pages
...faith, not a jot," he counters, but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it; as thus: Alexander died, Alexander •was buried,...loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. O,...
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Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot - Drama - 1995 - 197 pages
...himself the right to dream, speculate and allow the imagination to play on the confines of absurdity: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. v, i, 201-7 On two critical...
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The Body Emblazoned: Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture

Jonathan Sawday - History - 1996 - 327 pages
...the processes of decay which transform the body of Alexander into the bung which stops a beer barrel: 'Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...earth, of earth we make loam, and why of that loam whereof he was converted might they not stop a beerbarrel?' (Vi201-5). Hamlet's corporeal philosophy,...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...were wont to set the table on a roar? (V, i, 184-191) Then his thoughts turn to another great prince: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? (V, i. 208-212) The humor is tinged with melancholy. It suggests a man more at peace with his world,...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...and likelihood to lead it, as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust, the dust is earth, of earth we make loam, and...was converted, might they not stop a beer-barrel? He is now quietly taken by this idea of the cycle of greatness and nothingness. HAMLET (continuing)...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 101 pages
...Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth to dust; the dust is earth; of earth we iso make loam; and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. O, that that earth which...
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Repräsentation von Zeit bei Shakespeare: Richard II, Henry IV, Macbeth

Jutta Schamp - Time in literature - 1997 - 370 pages
...sterbliche Überreste dienen bestenfalls dazu, ein Loch in der Hauswand oder ein Bierfaß zu stopfen: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. 22^ Das Wiederaufgreifen...
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The Seven Sisters of Sleep: The Celebrated Drug Classic

Mordecai Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1997 - 288 pages
...Chinese. CHAPTER XXII WHITEWASH AND CLAY Alexander died. Alexander was buried. Alexander retumeth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam. And...loam, whereto he was converted, might they not stop a beer barrel? Hamlet fact, at one time doubted, but now established beyond dispute, that some tribes...
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Gender and Literacy on Stage in Early Modern England

Eve Rachele Sanders - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 260 pages
...Why, may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander till a find it stopping a bung-hole? . . . Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel?" (5.1.191-2, 196-8, 201-5). In this passage, Hamlet puts to rest the notion that humanist imitation...
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