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" Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all ? O, thou wilt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! "
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Boys Will Be Boys: A Daughter's Elegy

Sara Suleri Goodyear - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 121 pages
...you how it stops my soul, Pip, when I hear that simple past tense and have to reply quietly, "Yes." ("Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, / And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, / Never, never, never, never, never!") The consul was full of condolence, saying...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - English literature - 2003 - 331 pages
...those destroyed and an uncomprehending awe before the evil that caused the destruction. 'King Lear' Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! At the end of the play, Lear enters with Cordelia...
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Shakespeare’s Daughters

Sharon Hamilton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 191 pages
...between the bitter realization that Cordelia is gone forever and the vain hope that she is still alive. "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life / And thou no life at all? Thou'lt come no more, / Never, never, never, never, never" (ll. 307-08). The relentless...
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Playing Lear

Oliver Ford Davies - Drama - 2003 - 211 pages
...the quarto Lear appears intent on dying, with no redeeming thoughts: clear and bleak. Folio has: LEAR Pray you undo this button. Thank you, sir. Do you see this? Look on her: look, her lips, look there, look there! [He dies.] What does he see, if anything? Is it...
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Making Shakespeare: From Stage to Page

Tiffany Stern, Tiffany (University College Oxford Stern, UK) - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 188 pages
...their verme, and all Foes The cup of their deservings. O see, see. Leae. And my poore Foole is hang'd: no. no. no life? Why should a Dog. a Horse, a Rat have life. And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never. Pray you undo this Button. Thanke you Sir....
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Translating Shakespeare for the Twenty-first Century

Rui Manuel G. de Carvalho Homem, Ton Hoenselaars, A. J. Hoenselaars - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 269 pages
...le hut usurped his life. King Lear's death, Folio reading (1623): LEAR And my poor fool is hanged. No, no, no life? Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more. Never, never, never, never, never. [To Kent\ Pray you, undo this button. Thank...
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Current English Grammar and Usage

Sura College of Competition - 2004 - 360 pages
...on' At the news that Cordelia is hanged, the brokenhearted Lear weeps: And my poor fool is hanged. No, no, no life. Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life And thou no breath at all? Oh thou wilt come no more. Never, never, never, never, never. And he dies, the last line echoing his...
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Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton

Emily R. Wilson - History - 2004 - 289 pages
...death provides the only alternative to Lear's life that goes on too long.48 And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never. (5.3.306-9) "no, no, no!" to life itself....
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...the delusive hope that Cordelia is still alive to the impossibly bleak recognition that she is dead: No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! (5.3.262, 289, 304-7) These words, the tragedy's...
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A Divine Ecology

Ian Mills - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2004 - 649 pages
...traceless enlightenment is continued forever and ever. - Dogen 19. LOSS Lear: And my poor fool is hanged: no, no, no life? Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life? And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never. - Shakespeare Love is a relationship with...
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