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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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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
..."[i]t is as easy as lying," Hamlet says (3.2.348); yet he presumes to know how to play upon 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. . . . 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument...
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Shakespeare's Noise

Kenneth Gross - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 282 pages
...he cannot "command to any utterance of harmony," whose use is "as easy as lying," Hamlet cries out, "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 little organ, yet cannot you make it...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...stops. 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...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...long-suspected complicity, he does so as part of a thoroughgoing sequence of musical references in his play: 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 . . . Why, do you think that I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 23

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 212 pages
...Guildenstern. But these cannot I commend 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...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 320 pages
...GU1LUENSTERN But ihese cannnt I cotnmand to any utterance of harmony. I have not the skill. "o 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 mudi music, excellent voice, in this little organ. Yet cannnt you make it...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 375 pages
...metaphor of the musical instrument for his innermost soul. Hamlet says to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: "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 little organ yet cannot you make it speak....
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The Taming of the Shrew: Critical Essays

Dana E. Aspinall - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 387 pages
...GUILDENSTERN: My lord, I cannot. ... I have not the skill. HAMLET. Wby. look you now, how unwortby a thing you make of me! You would play upon me, you...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass: and therc is much musie, excellent voice in this little organ, yet you cannot make it speak....
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The Rites of Identity: The Religious Naturalism and Cultural Criticism of ...

Beth Eddy - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 224 pages
...the content of the climactic passage, rather than the form. The Shakespearean passage in Burke reads: "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 little organ, yet cannot you make it...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...with your mouth, and it will discourse most excellent music. Look you, these are the stops. 376 Guil. But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony....play upon me, you would seem to know my stops, you 380 would pluck out the heart of my mystery, you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my...
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