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" The weight of this sad time we must obey ; Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest hath borne most : we, that are young, Shall never see so much, nor live so long. "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet, and ... - Page 398
by William Shakespeare - 1851
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 196 pages
...sustain. KENT I have a journey, sir, shortly to go. My master calls me; I must not say no. EDGAR 330 The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...much, nor live so long. Exeunt with a dead march. 320 ghost spirit 321 rack a torture instrument 327 gored wounded FOR THE BEST IN PAPERBACKS, LOOK FOR...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - 1999 - 406 pages
...lips! / Look there! Look there!" [He dies.] The last lines reinforce this hopelessness, as Edgar says: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. Will Power The story of King Lear is old and honored; as a result, Shakespeare wasn't the only one...
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Tragic Instance: The Sequence of Shakespeare's Tragedies

Ralph Berry - 1999 - 244 pages
...So it must be Albany and Edgar. The doubts about them surface into the last four lines of the play: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. The Quarto gives these lines to Albany. In the Folio, a virtually unchanged text assigns the lines...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 324 pages
...wounded KENT I have a journey, sir, shortly to go; My master calls me, I must not say no. EDGAR 300 The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...much, nor live so long. Exeunt with a dead march. 300 (Edgar speaks the final lines as the inheritor of Lear's kingdom. In the quarto, Albany speaks...
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King Lear, by William Shakespeare

Lloyd Cameron - 2001 - 114 pages
...speech, Edgar expresses his own sadness, and the feelings of melancholy felt by all those who remain: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. He appeals for truthfulness, and admits that those who are taking over the kingdom will never be faced...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 55, King Lear and Its Afterlife: An Annual Survey ...

Peter Holland - 2002 - 436 pages
...form might that future action take? Fittingly of course Lear remains equivocal to the last: EDGAR : The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...see so much, nor live so long. Exeunt with a dead mardi. (5.3. 322-5) In the closing lines of the play 'feeling' and 'speaking', rather than feeling...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - 2002 - 390 pages
...realm (because Kent, the loyal squire, will follow his master, the dead King Lear into his grave): "The weight of this sad time we must obey, / Speak...young / Shall never see so much, nor live so long" (King Lear Quarto 5.3.318-21). King Lear ends in utter resignation. For one should not forget: these...
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Stages and Playgoers: From Guild Plays to Shakespeare

Janet Hill - 2002 - 266 pages
...in private grief, Kent cannot help (5.3.320-1). Edgar is perhaps left alone to speak the epilogue: The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (5.3.324-7) But his words are inadequate. I agree with Peter Brook's assessment of them as "trite,"...
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Novel Shakespeares: Twentieth-century Women Novelists and Appropriation

Julie Sanders - 2001 - 274 pages
...Daddy. (370) In many ways the tone echoes the melancholic resignation of Edgar at the end of Lear: The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. (5.3.322-5) The real clue may lie in the expression or declaration 'Speak what we feel, not what we...
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Constructing Mark Twain: New Directions in Scholarship

Michael J. Kiskis, Laura E. Skandera-Trombley - 2001 - 264 pages
...sustain. KENT: I have a journey, Sir, shortly to go; My master calls me, — 1 must not say no. EDGAR: The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what...are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. T& htt preferred friend* he revealed fM true character* Mary Mason Fairbanks's Disguised Debate with...
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