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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
...in my garments. Glo. Methinks, you are better spoken. Edg. Come on, sir; here's the place;—stand still.— How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's...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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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 480 pages
...my garments. Glo. Methinks, you are better spoken. Edg. Come on, sir ; here's the place : — stapd still — how fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's...and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire ; dreadful trade ! Methinks, he...
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The Two Admirals: A Tale

James Fenimore Cooper - Fiction - 1990 - 511 pages
...only in the imagination of his credulous uncle. Chapter II — "How fearful And dizzy 't is, to case 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!" King Lear, VI....
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The Poetics of Primitive Accumulation: English Renaissance Culture and the ...

Richard Halpern - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 321 pages
...Edgar's portrayal of the abyss provides a kind of global emblem or figure for the play's axis of loss: Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and coughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; half way down Hangs one that gathers...
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Reading Shakespeare in Performance: King Lear

James P. Lusardi, June Schlueter, Professor June Schlueter - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 245 pages
...it must heed Edgar's assurances and warnings, which echo Gloucester's earlier account of the cliff: "Come on, sir, here's the place. Stand still. How...fearful / And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low!" Edgar confirms Gloucester's prior knowledge of the place and plays upon the expectations of the audience...
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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 313 pages
...deceived. In nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLOUCESTER Methinks y'are better spoken. ю EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the place. Stand stilL How fearful...The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scaree so gross as beetles. Half-way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! 15 Methinks...
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After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis

Julia Reinhard Lupton, Kenneth Reinhard - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 267 pages
...his role as deceiving crutch, a kind of anti-Antigone) to a "Dover Cliffs" constructed out of words: 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 First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare, Jay L. Halio - Drama - 1994 - 141 pages
...deceived. In nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLOUCESTER Methinks y'are better spoken. 10 EDGAR 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 samphire, dreadful trade! 15 Methinks he...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 176 pages
...deceived: in nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLO'STER Methinks y'are better spoken. EDGAR 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! GLO STER EDGAR...
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Mimic Fires: Accounts of Early Long Poems on Canada

D. Bentley - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 354 pages
...mind two somewhat similar texts: Edgar's putative account of the view from Dover Cliffs in King Lear ("How fearful / And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes...and choughs that wing the midway air / Show scarce so gross as beetles" [3.6.11-24]) and Johnson's comment on Edgar's speech to the effect that (to quote...
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