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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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Shakespeare

SparkNotes - Study Aids - 2004 - 554 pages
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The Wild Region in Life-History

Laszlo Tengelyi - Philosophy - 2004 - 222 pages
...of this is in Shakespeare's King Lear, when Lear tells his two elder daughters, Goneril and Regan: O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in...superfluous, Allow not nature more than nature needs, Men's life is cheap as beast's. (2.2.453-56) 112 Lacan calls the above semantic shift — adopting...
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King Lear: The Tragedie of King Lear : the First Folio of 1623 and a ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 276 pages
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The Tragedie of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Fiction - 2004 - 176 pages
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...Goneril] I'll go with thee. Thy fifty yet doth double five and twenty, And thou art twice her love. Hear me, my lord. What need you five and twenty, ten,...house where twice so many Have a command to tend you? What need one? 0 reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the poorest things superfluous. 260...
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Jewish Writing and the Deep Places of the Imagination

Mark Krupnick - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 382 pages
...to care for him? Grief-stricken and enraged, Lear launches forth on one of his many great speeches: "O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars / Are...than nature needs, / Man's life is cheap as beast's." In the next act, Lear is led out of the storm into the hovel of another figure driven to madness by...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of Thomas Noon Talfourd

Thomas Noon Talfourd - Literary Collections - 2005 - 360 pages
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A Companion to Tragedy

Rebecca Bushnell - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 572 pages
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Aesthetic Democracy

Thomas Docherty - Philosophy - 2006 - 185 pages
...he has for twenty-five, ten, five, or even one man to assist in his retinue, to which Lear replies, O reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. (2.4) Lear's great problem, of course, is that for him, love is quantifiable; and its quantity can...
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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Christa Jansohn - Drama - 2006 - 318 pages
...answered Regan's question: "What need one?" by insisting on the precedence of culture over nature: O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. (2.2.453-56) But now, in act 3, contenancing the naked beggar Tom, the hierarchy is reversed. Culture,...
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