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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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Chronicles: The Writing of History in Medieval England

Chris Given-Wilson - History - 2004 - 292 pages
...There is an echo of this passage in Shakespeare's Richard II (Act 3, Scene 2, lines 155-60): '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 depos'd,/ Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping kill'd,/ All murder'd . . .' It is most...
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The End of Arrogance

J. C. Morris - Fiction - 2005 - 508 pages
...the cruelty of life, the inhumanity of mankind. He recited Shakespeare and the Bible aloud. 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 depos'd, Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping killed." From Mark, 7:2 1 "For from within,...
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Focus on Macbeth

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 272 pages
...upon the proud and sinful. It was natural for Shakespeare to explore the possibilities for tragedy of sad stories of the death of kings: How some have been...some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos'd, Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping kill'd, All murder'd. (Richard II, III.ii.156-60)...
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Shakespeare Adaptations from the Restoration: Five Plays

Barbara A. Murray - Drama - 2005 - 556 pages
...rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth! For Heav'ns sake let's sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the Death of Kings, How some have been depos'd, some slain in War, Some poyson'd by their Wives, some sleeping kill'd; All murther'd: for within the hollow Crown That rounds...
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South Fork Cemeteries

Clement Healy - History - 2006 - 128 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...some slain in war; Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos'd; Some poisoned by their wives; some sleeping kill'd; All murder'd; — for within the...
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The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany

Colin Bingham - Social Science - 2006 - 240 pages
...falling on them and crushing them." (Hume was a huge man; nearly six foot tall and very fat.) 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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Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton

Thomas Page Anderson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 225 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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