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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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Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village

Margaret Paxson - History - 2005 - 388 pages
...••<! -^r ?i ;'• • jt--j •••/••• ?c? --•-•<> -a Afterword ON LIGHTNESS AND WEIGHT The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. -EDGAR, KING LEAR [I]s heaviness truly deplorable and lightness splendid? -MILAN KUNOERA, THE UNBEARABLE...
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King Lear in Our Time

Maynard Mack - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 126 pages
...earlier; and if in a sense they still sum up the play, it is because they carry a minimum of commitment: The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. IV There is one other defining "source" behind King Lear, I think. This is the shape of pastoral romance....
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer. King Lear act 5, sc. 3, 1. 312 (1605-1606) 320 (to Dig. 35, 1, 72, sec. 6) in Corpus luris Civilis, King Lear act 5, sc. 3, 1. 322 (1605-1606) Macbeth 321 When shall we three meet again? In thunder,...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Tragedy

Jennifer Wallace - Drama - 2007 - 243 pages
...learnt from the action of the play and no safeguards or improvements therefore can be set in place: The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (V.iii.322-5) Exhausted by the act of witnessing 'so much' atrocity and devoid of ideas for action,...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies

Janette Dillon - Literary Criticism - 2007
...play closes with the characteristic restoration of order, but its tone is crushed and tired: ALBANY The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...that are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long.14 (5.3.315-18) The play is extraordinarily daring in its combination of tragic and comic strands....
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 340 pages
...delirium of Shakespeare in the words of Edgar as he enunciates the final words of this finest of plays. The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (5.3.325-28) In Edgar's words we hear a lament for contemporary England, and a lament, perhaps, for...
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The Quest for Shakespeare

Joseph Pearce - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 275 pages
...delirium of Shakespeare in the words of Edgar as he enunciates the final words of this finest of plays. The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (5.3.325-28) In Edgar's words we hear a lament for contemporary England, and a lament, perhaps, for...
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