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" I'll be no more; But I will eat and drink, and sleep as soft As captain shall : simply the thing I am Shall make me live. "
The Works: Of Shakespear. In which the Beauties Observed by Pope, Warburton ... - Page 64
by William Shakespeare - 1771
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Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays

David Schalkwyk, Academic Director of Global Shakespeare David Schalkwyk - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 262 pages
...by the bed-trick. More significant, however, is his clear-headed affirmation of identity and agency: Captain I'll be no more, But I will eat and drink and sleep as soft As captain shall. Simply the thing I am Shall make me live. Who knows himself a braggart,...
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All's Well that Ends Well: All's Well, that Ends Well : the First Folio of ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 233 pages
...of you there. Exit [with soldiers] Parolles Yet am I thankful. If my heart were great, 'Twould burst at this. Captain I'll be no more, But I will eat, and drink, and sleep as soft As captain shall. Simply the thing I am Shall make me live. Who knows himself a braggart,...
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Shakespeare and His Comedies

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 252 pages
...indignity. But he prefers to be thankful and so gathers courage and accepts his shame and true status : Captain I'll be no more; But I will eat and drink, and sleep as soft As captain shall: simply the thing I am Shall make me live. . . . Rust, sword! cool,...
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Special Section, Shakespeare and Montaigne Revisited

Graham Bradshaw, T. G. Bishop, Peter Holbrook - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 405 pages
...a new sense of integrity. His may be a debased lot, but he is now in charge of his own destiny: Captain I'll be no more. But I will eat and drink and sleep as soft As captain shall. Simply the thing I am Shall make me live. (4.3.325-8) As we saw above,...
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Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Thomas MacFaul - Literary Criticism - 2007
...even a bitterly humiliated one like Malvolio: Yet I am thankful. If my heart were great, 'Twould burst at this. Captain I'll be no more, But I will eat and drink, and sleep as soft As captain shall. Simply the thing I am Shall make me live. (iv. iii. 319—23) This...
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