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" Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me ! You would play upon me ; you would seem to know my stops ; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery ; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass : and there is much music,... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 166
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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Shakespeare and Language

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2004 - 294 pages
...courrly playing upon him as a phallic pipe or recorder of which he accuses Rosencrant2 and Guildenstern: You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice in this lirtle organ, yet cannot you make it speak, 'Sblood, do you think I...
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The Construction of Tragedy: Hubris

Mary Anneeta Mann - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 228 pages
...sound out Hamlet. The scene ends with Hamlet's emotional plea concerning the duplicity of their method: How unworthy a thing you make of me! you would play...stops; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery; . . . and there is much music, excellent voice in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak....
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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Frederick William Sternfeld - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 334 pages
...stops. Guil. But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony. I have not the skill. Hamlet. Why look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, 1 This stage direction is taken from Q2. The F text reads: 'Enter one with a recorder'. Cf....
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...GUILD'RN But these cannot I command to any utt'rance of har- 350 mony, I have not the skill. HAMLET Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...note to the top of my compass - and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I...
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Hamlet : a Play in One Act

Lindsay Price - 2005 - 47 pages
...GUILDENSTERN: But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony. I have not the skill. HAMLET: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though...
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Democracy's Literature: Politics and Fiction in America

Patrick J. Deneen, Joseph Romance - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 238 pages
...talk. When the feckless and unskilled Guildenstern cannot oblige, Hamlet touchily retorts that yet you would seem to know my stops, you would pluck out...you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of the compass. . . . 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument...
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Shakespeare's Early Tragedies

Nicholas Brooke - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 232 pages
...after the King's exit, and it is finally expounded in his dialogue with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: You would play upon me ; you would seem to know my...stops ; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery . . . (in. ii. 354-5) Scene iii effects a complete reversal of tone: the King, when Polonius leaves...
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Passing the GED: Reading / Apruebe El GED: English / Spanish on Facing Pages

InterLingua.com, Incorporated - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 423 pages
...these are the stops. But these cannot I command to any utt' ranee of harmony. I have not the skill. Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I...
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Shakespeare and the Ideal of Love

Jill Line - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 192 pages
...endeavours to manipulate him. He accuses the younger men of trying to play upon him as on a recorder: You would play upon me, you would seem to know my...lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 3.2.355-60 As Polonius...
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The Complete Plays

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov - Drama - 2007 - 1060 pages
...your mouth, and it will discourse most eloquent music." NIKITA. "I have not the skill." SVETLOVIDOV. "Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make...stops; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery. Do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though you...
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