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" What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unus'd. "
Othello, the Moor of Venice: A Tragedy - Page 108
by William Shakespeare - 1770 - 133 pages
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A World to Gain: The Battle for Global Domination and why America Entered WWII

Thomas Toughill - History - 2004 - 213 pages
...who is himself tormented by a question central to his very existence, addresses this same subject: What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and...
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The Ethics of Mourning: Grief and Responsibility in Elegiac Literature

R. Clifton Spargo - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 314 pages
...self-remembrance, Hamlet disdains food precisely as a signifier of our too limited human dimension, crying "What is a man / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed? — a beast, no more" (4.4. [c.23-25]).25 Indeed Hamlet's disdain for food and for...
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Playwriting: A Practical Guide

NoŽl Greig - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 204 pages
...non-naturalistic language. THE STRUGGLE FOR ARTICULACY How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my dull revenge! What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more. Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, * [Intelligence]*...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...before. [Rosencrantz, Guildenstem and the rest pass on How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my dull revenge! What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more: Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and...
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Shakespeare and the Lawyers

O. Hood Phillips - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 226 pages
...order. This tradition is seen by Richard O'Sullivan5 to be reflected by Shakespeare in the passage : What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? A beast no more. Since He that made us with such large discourse Looking before and...
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Reassessing American Culture: A Rebel's Guide

Gregory Shafer - History - 2005 - 128 pages
...Revolutionary Spirit of America." The Sun April 2005: 412. Chapter One Media and Men: The Making of a Jackass What is a man if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed a beast, no more. -Hamlet Act IV, Scene 4 This chapter begins on the pages of the August...
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Allegories of One's Own Mind: Melancholy in Victorian Poetry

David G. Riede - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 226 pages
...(138). For both eras the futility of human endeavor produced the dilemma of the dispirited Hamlet: "What is a man / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more" (138, and see Hamlet IV.iv.33-35). Again seeming to describe Victorian...
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 206 pages
...apprehension, how like a god: the beauty of the world; the paragon of animals; . . . .J (II,ii,3i6ff.) What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and...
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The Lotka Hypothesis: Book I , Elements of Consciousness

Lawrence L. Horstman - Science - 2006 - 233 pages
...motives and to deduce their origin in terms of cosmic properties, as begun in the next chapter. 92 What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more. Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and...
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Augustine and Literature

Robert Peter Kennedy, Kim Paffenroth, John Doody - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 414 pages
...example this passage from the soliloquy beginning "How all occasions do inform against me" (IV.iv.32-66): What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and...
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