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" Come on, sir; here's the place: — stand still. — How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade!... "
The British Essayists: With Prefaces, Biographical, Historical and Critical - Page 178
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 141 pages
...Methinks y'are better spoken. 10 EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the place. Stand still. How fearful And di22y 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Half-way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! 15 Methinks he...
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L'espace littéraire dans la littérarure et la culture anglo-saxonnes

Bernard Brugière - Electronic books - 1995 - 323 pages
...perspectives naturalistes toutes deux à force de détails, de mesures précises, de repères familiers : Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; half-way down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems...
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The Space of the Stage

Jeffrey Masten, Wendy Wall - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 290 pages
...turning this illusion into a second-party narration for a blind man who, after all, cannot see anything: Come on sir, here's the place. Stand still. How fearful...crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, the dreadful trade! Methinks he...
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John Soane: An Accidental Romantic

Gillian Darley - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 358 pages
...Hofland had quoted some lines from King Lear which might be suggested by one precipitous view: 'Here lies the place stand still. How fearful, and dizzy 'tis,...the mid-way air, show scarce as gross as beetles.' The hea\y rain intensified a mood of Shakespearean tragedy. Mrs Hofland well knew Soane's needs. Of...
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The Late Mr. Shakespeare

Robert Nye - Fiction - 1999 - 398 pages
...cliff-haunting chough, your chough graculus or Pyrochorax, when he has Edgar at Dover in King Lear pronounce Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; half way down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade! Chapter Eight Which...
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William Shakespeare, King Lear

Susan Bruce - Drama - 1998 - 192 pages
...stage - and of language - to realize what the lines represent. II. Perspectives Here are Edgar's lines: Come on, sir; here's the place. Stand still. How fearful...crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire - dreadful trade; Methinks he seems...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 408 pages
...called our mother, but our grave. Macbeth 4.3.164-6, ROSSE TO MACDUFF; see also PATRIOTISM SEA. the 8 How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low....crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade; Methinks he seems...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 408 pages
...called our mother, but our grave. Macbeth 4.3.164-6, ROSSE TO MACDUFF; see also PATRIOTISM SEA, the 8 How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low....crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade; Methinks he seems...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 142 pages
...deceived. In nothing am I changed 10 But in my garments. GLOUCESTER Methinks you're better spoken. EDGAR Come on, sir; here's the place. Stand still. How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! 13 The crows and choughs that wing the midway air 14 Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down...
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The Vanishing: Shakespeare, the Subject, and Early Modern Culture

Christopher Pye, Class of 1924 Professor of English at Williams College Christopher Pye - Social Science - 2000 - 199 pages
...and despairing father to what Gloucester takes to be the cliffs of Dover. Edgar describes the view: Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; halfway down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems...
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