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" Lear. O, reason not the need ; our basest beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous : Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 129
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...'The offices of nature, bond of childhood" better than Goneril (II.iv.181). Lear cries out to Regan: O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. (II.iv.267-70) Lear, contending with the storm, calls upon it to "Crack Nature's moulds, all germains...
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Speaking Grief in English Literary Culture: Shakespeare to Milton

Margo Swiss, David A. Kent - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 365 pages
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King Lear, William Shakespeare

Brian Phillips - Study Aids - 2002 - 66 pages
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A Poet's Country: Selected Prose

Patrick Kavanagh - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 320 pages
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Violence and Gender: An Interdisciplinary Reader

Kimberly K. Eby - Social Science - 2004 - 432 pages
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Playing Lear

Oliver Ford Davies - Drama - 2003 - 211 pages
...Goneril and Regan press their advantage, and ask why he needs any knights at all. Lear bursts out, O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. Where does such a response come from? It shows an awareness of the human condition, a philosophy that...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear

Grace Ioppolo - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 192 pages
...power in you. I0 Condition. To follow in a house, where twice so many Have a command to tend you? REGAN What need one? LEAR O reason not the need! Our basest...superfluous. Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man's life's as cheap as beast's. Thou art a lady; If only to go warm were gorgeous," Why needs not what...
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William Shakespeare's King Lear: A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

Grace Iopolo - Drama - 2003 - 192 pages
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear

Grace Ioppolo - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 192 pages
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear

Grace Ioppolo - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 192 pages
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