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" I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack : — O, she is gone for ever ! — I know when one is dead, and when one lives ; She's dead as earth : — Lend me a looking-glass ; If that her breath will mist or stain the stone, Why, then she lives. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 461
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Federal Communications Commission Policy Matters and Television ..., Parts 1-2

United States. Congress. Senate. Commerce, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Communications - Radio broadcasting - 1969 - 194 pages
...Cordelia will live ; and we feel the anguish of a Lear a thousand times over when he cries out to heaven : Howl, howl, howl ! O, you are men of stones ! Had...I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone forever ! I know when one is dead, and when one lives ; She's dead as earth * * * * * *...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1972 - 356 pages
...Edmund is borne off Enter Lear with Cordelia in his arms, followed by Second Officer and others LEAR Howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones! Had I...I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever. I know when one is dead and when one lives; She's dead as earth. Lend me a looking-glass;...
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An Essay on King Lear

S. L. Goldberg, Goldberg S L - Drama - 1974 - 212 pages
...powers of the world, returns with devastating force upon her, and, answering to that force, in him. Howl, howl, howl! O! you are men of stones: Had I...eyes, I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack . . . A plague upon you, murderers, traitors all ... I kill'd the slave that was a-hanging thee. (v,...
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Aspects of King Lear

Kenneth Muir, Stanley Wells - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 116 pages
...three speeches on re-enter1ng the stage, before he goes temporarily out of his mind: ^ gone for evef , I know when one is dead, and when one lives ; She's...will mist or stain the stone, Why, then she lives. (v, iii, 259-63) The tension here, and it is the underlying tension in Lear until his death, lies between...
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King Lear and the Gods

William R. Elton - Drama - 1980 - 388 pages
...Cordelia in his arms, is matched by the verbal accompaniment of his blasphemous defiance of the gods: Howl, howl, howl! O! you are men of stones: Had I...I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever. I know when one is dead, and when one lives; She's dead as earth. (Viii. 257-261...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1172 pages
...out, In a walled prison, packs and sects of great ones, That ebb and flow by the moon. (V, iii) 85 ling; thou to me Art all things under Heaven, all...1. 610-617) 108 Some natural tears they dropped, She's gone forever. I know when one is dead and when one lives; She's dead as earth. (V, iii) King...
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The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Richard Jenkyns - Drama - 1992 - 526 pages
...Senccan sense of the end of the world, the hyperbole has its effect precisely by being contrary to fact: Howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones! Had I...your tongues and eyes, I'd use them so That heaven's vauli should crack. (King Lear 5. 3. 258-60) It is indeed in just such collisions with an impervious...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 176 pages
...hence awhile. [Edmund is carried off. Enter LEAR with CORDELIA in his arms. GENTLEMAN follows. LEAR Howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones! Had I...I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack! She's gone for ever. [He lays her down:] I know when one is dead, and when one lives; She's dead as...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 136 pages
...men of stones. Had I your tongues and eyes, I'ld use them so That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever. I know when one is dead, and when one...will mist or stain the stone, Why then she lives. A plague upon you murderers, traitors all; I might have saved her; now she's gone for ever. Cordelia,...
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Perplexity and Ultimacy: Metaphysical Thoughts from the Middle

William Desmond - Philosophy - 1995 - 282 pages
...Howl is the agonized voice of Lear, coming on stage with the dead body of Cordelia in his arms. 27 Howl, howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones:...I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever. I know when one is dead and when one lives; She's dead as earth. (King Lear V,...
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