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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 plays (poems) of Shakespeare, ed. by H. Staunton, the illustr. by J ... - Page 116
by William Shakespeare - 1860
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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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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - Fiction - 1999 - 380 pages
...lips! / Look there! Look there!" [He dies.] The last lines reinforce this hopelessness, as Edgar says: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. Will Power The story of King Lear is old and honored; as a result, Shakespeare wasn't the only one...
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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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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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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 270 pages
...wounded KENT I have a journey, sir, shortly to go; My master calls me, I must not say no. EDGAR 300 The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...much, nor live so long. Exeunt with a dead march. 300 (Edgar speaks the final lines as the inheritor of Lear's kingdom. In the quarto, Albany speaks...
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King Lear, by William Shakespeare

Lloyd Cameron - English literature - 2001 - 102 pages
...speech, Edgar expresses his own sadness, and the feelings of melancholy felt by all those who remain: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. He appeals for truthfulness, and admits that those who are taking over the kingdom will never be faced...
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King Lear: A Guide to the Play

Jay L. Halio - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 128 pages
...learned. By the same token, he has earned the right to speak last, once again with the voice of reason: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (5.3.297-300) NOTES 1 . Kent reiterates what Curran tells Edmond when he speaks with the Gentleman...
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Die Suche nach dem Absoluten und das Finden des Masses

Léon Wurmser - History - 2001 - 439 pages
...seine Ankunft: reif sein ist alles) (5. Akt, 2. Szene, 9-11). Und heißt es am Ende in Albanys Wort: »The weight of this sad time we must obey, speak...young shall never see so much, nor live so long.« (Laßt uns, der trüben Zeit gehorchend, klagen, nicht, was sich ziemt, nur was wir fühlen, sagen....
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 55, King Lear and Its Afterlife: An Annual Survey ...

Peter Holland - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 410 pages
...form might that future action take? Fittingly of course Lear remains equivocal to the last: EDGAR : The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...see so much, nor live so long. Exeunt with a dead mardi. (5.3. 322-5) In the closing lines of the play 'feeling' and 'speaking', rather than feeling...
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Constructing Mark Twain: New Directions in Scholarship

Laura E. Skandera-Trombley, Michael J. Kiskis - Fiction - 2001 - 252 pages
...sustain. KENT: I have a journey, Sir, shortly to go; My master calls me, — 1 must not say no. EDGAR: The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. T& htt preferred friend* he revealed fM true character* Mary Mason Fairbanks's Disguised Debate with...
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