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" 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 after, gave us not... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes. To which ... - Page 1032
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
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Remembering Heraclitus

Richard G. Geldard - Philosophy - 2000 - 163 pages
...protest also against the view that chaos rules and that cosmos is an illusion. As Hamlet protested, What is a man, If his chief good and market of his...capability and godlike reason To fust in us unus'd. (IV. iv, 33-40) It may be argued, of course, that our "large discourse" is an evolutionary development...
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Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R.A. Foakes

R. A. Foakes - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 pages
...necessary use of a God-given capacity, as the commitment that makes us human: What is a man, If the chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep...not That capability and godlike reason To fust in us unused. (4.4.34-40) He goes on to justify Fortinbras, and take him as an example, with only the twisted...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...Wilt please you go, my lord? I'll be with you straight. Go a little before. [Exeunt all except HAMLET] How all occasions do inform against me. And spur my...Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on the event, — A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one part wisdom 129 vortlbraS 'eH,...
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The Heidegger-Buber Controversy: The Status of the I-Thou

Ḥayim Gordon - Philosophy - 2001 - 170 pages
...his own death and the need to face it resolutely. Here is his painful, yet enlightening, soliloquy: How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my...Bestial oblivion or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on the event, — A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one part wisdom And ever three parts...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...man: What is a man If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? And he answers: A beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large...capability and godlike reason To fust in us unus'd. (4.4.33-39) To be a man means not only to be alive, but to have "such large discourse" as to be able...
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The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy

George Wilson Knight - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 393 pages
...artist. Hamlet certainly regards Fortinbras' actions as possibly true expressions of God's purpose: Sure, He that made us with such large discourse, Looking...capability and god-like reason To fust in us unus'd . . . (iv. iv. 36) When Hamlet acknowledges that 'indtements of my reason and my blood' impel him to...
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Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading

Alan Sinfield - English literature - 1992 - 365 pages
...would like to believe that human reason is a godlike instrument by which people may act in the world: Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking...capability and godlike reason To fust in us unus'd. (4.4.36-39) At issue here is optimistic humanism — the strand in Renaissance thought that exalted...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...please you go, my lord? Hamlet I'll be with you straight; go a little before. [Exeunt all but HAMLET] How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my...is a man, If his chief good and market of his time 256 Hamlet Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more. Sure, he that made us with such large discourse,...
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Osler's "a Way of Life" and Other Addresses, with Commentary and Annotations

Sir William Osler - Medical - 2001 - 378 pages
...88. William Shakespeare, Hamlet, IV, iv, 39. To "fust" means to "grow musty." The exact quotation is: Sure, He that made us with such large discourse, Looking...not That capability and godlike reason To fust in us unused. 89. bovine: Like cattle; dull, stolid. tific branches, sometimes, too, in practice, not a portion...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...fashion and the mould of form, Th' observ'd of all observers, quite, quite down! Ophelia— Hamlet III.ii How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my...Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on th' event, A thought which, quarter 'd, hath but one part wisdom And ever three parts...
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