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" And that small model of the barren earth Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings : How some have been depos'd; some slain in war... "
Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth - Page 136
by William Hazlitt - 1859 - 229 pages
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The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

Michael Burlingame - History - 1997 - 416 pages
...from Shakespeare was Richard IPs lament, which John Hay heard him read in Springfield and Washington: For heaven's sake, let us sit upon the ground, And...stories of the death of kings: — How some have been deposed, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poisoned by their wives,...
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The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology

Ernst Hartwig Kantorowicz - Political Science - 1997 - 568 pages
...procession of tortured kings passing in review before Richard's eyes is proof of that change: For God's sake let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings — How some have been deposed, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives,...
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Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors

Michael Schulman, Eva Mekler - Performing Arts - 1998 - 330 pages
...And nothing can we call our own but death, Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings: How some have been deposed; some slain in war; Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poison 'd by their wives;...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Lord. 10449 Richard II The worst is death, and death will have his day. 10450 Richard 11 For God's ure of the universe. 10703 'Prometheus Unbound' 䀀 g I ۪ ꏨ "; 1998 Wordswor deposed; some slain in Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poisoned by their wives,...
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The Gender of Death: A Cultural History in Art and Literature

Karl S. Guthke, Karl Siegfried Guthke - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 297 pages
...death, And that small model of the barren earth Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings How some have been deposed, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives,...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - Fiction - 1999 - 380 pages
...Nonetheless, he quickly agrees to Bolingbroke's demands. His lines are Shakespeare at his best: For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings — How some have been deposed, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives,...
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A Mirror for Magistrates and the de Casibus Tradition

Paul Budra, Paul Vincent Budra - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 119 pages
...the Earl of Wiltshire. Richard's reaction is to sink on the beach in a self-indulgent funk: For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories...some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping kill'd, All murthered - (3.2.i55-6o)9 Footnotes...
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Scenes from Shakespeare

Harry Levin - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 157 pages
...Whereupon this prodigal prince aligns himself with the figures in Sackville's ghostly procession: For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings: How some have been despos'd,, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their...
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Richard II

Andrew Worrall, John Seely - Great Britain - 2000 - 247 pages
...death, And that small model of the barren earth Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings: How some have been deposed, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives,...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...And that small model of the barren earth / Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. / For God's sake let us sit upon the ground / And tell sad stories...some slain in war, / Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed, / Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping kill'd, / All murthered-for within the...
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