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" Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me ! You would play upon me ; you would seem to know my stops ; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery ; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass : and there is much music,... "
The plays (poems) of Shakespeare, ed. by H. Staunton, the illustr. by J ... - Page 367
by William Shakespeare - 1860
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Moses Mendelssohn: Philosophical Writings

Mendelssohn Moses, Moses Mendelssohn - Philosophy - 1997 - 321 pages
...Guildenstern. But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony; I have not the skill. Hamlet. Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak....
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Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time

Nina Auerbach - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 504 pages
...integrity to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern after the play might have come from the soul of Ellen Terry: "Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; . . . 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? ,/rt Call me what...
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Shakespeare Among the Moderns

Richard Halpern - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 294 pages
...useful."50 The allusion, of course, is to Hamlet's famous description of himself as a musical pipe: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it...
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The Risk of Being: What it Means to be Good and Bad

Michael Gelven - Philosophy - 1997 - 169 pages
...to play the pipe on which he possesses no skill. Hamlet upbraids him with this keen-edged analogy: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass: and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ; yet cannot you make it...
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Explorations in Renaissance Drama

Mary Beth Rose - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 164 pages
...this pipe? [the Player's recorder] GUILDENSTERN My lord, I cannot. ... I have not the skill. HAMLET Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and Ingenious Riddles* Riddle XIV. HER Back-is round, her Bellas flat withal, Her metamorphosM...
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The Little Theater's Production of 'Hamlet': A Play

Jean Battlo - Performing Arts - 1999 - 65 pages
...here too. (Begins reading; then quotes as if she 's often thought of her former husband in this way.) "Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music; excellent voice, in this organ, yet cannot you make it speak 'Sblood,...
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Shakespeare and the Law

Dunbar Plunket Barton - Drama - 1929 - 167 pages
...attempt of later generations to sound the greatest depths of his nature and to each he says, like Hamlet, Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass: and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ; yet cannot you make it...
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A Practical Handbook for Ministry: From the Writings of Wayne E. Oates

Thomas W. Chapman - Religion - 1999 - 540 pages
.... . These cannot I command to any utterance of harmony." Then, with much vehemence, Hamlet replies: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it...
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Literatuurwetenschap tussen betrokkenheid en distantie

Liesbeth Korthals Altes, Dick H. Schram - Literature - 2000 - 409 pages
...niet over de bewuste vaardigheid beschikt, waarop Hamlet zijn verontwaardiging de vrije loop laat: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 336 pages
...to any utterance of harmony; I have not the skill. HAMLET Why look you now how unworthy a thing 360 you make of me. You would play upon me, you would...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice in this 365 little organ, yet cannot you make...
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