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" No, faith, not a jot ; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: As thus; Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth to dust ; the dust is earth ; of earth we make loam : And why of that loam, whereto he... "
Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, Upon the Plays of ... - Page 197
by E. H. Seymour - 1805
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Hamlet and Narcissus

John Russell - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 246 pages
...jot," he counters, but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it; as thus: Alexander died, Alexander •was buried, Alexander...loam; and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay, Might stop a hole to...
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The Body Emblazoned: Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture

Jonathan Sawday - History - 1996 - 327 pages
...the processes of decay which transform the body of Alexander into the bung which stops a beer barrel: 'Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...earth, of earth we make loam, and why of that loam whereof he was converted might they not stop a beerbarrel?' (Vi201-5). Hamlet's corporeal philosophy,...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...were wont to set the table on a roar? (V, i, 184-191) Then his thoughts turn to another great prince: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...loam, and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? (V, i. 208-212) The humor is tinged with melancholy. It suggests...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...and likelihood to lead it, as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust, the dust is earth, of earth we make loam, and why of that loam whereto he was converted, might they not stop a beer-barrel? He is now quietly taken by this idea of the cycle of greatness and...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 101 pages
...HAM. No, faith, not a jot, but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it. Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth to dust; the dust is earth; of earth we iso make loam; and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious...
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Repräsentation von Zeit bei Shakespeare: Richard II, Henry IV, Macbeth

Jutta Schamp - Time in literature - 1997 - 370 pages
...sterbliche Überreste dienen bestenfalls dazu, ein Loch in der Hauswand oder ein Bierfaß zu stopfen: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...loam, and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to...
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The Seven Sisters of Sleep: The Celebrated Drug Classic

Mordecai Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1997 - 288 pages
...Chinese. CHAPTER XXII WHITEWASH AND CLAY Alexander died. Alexander was buried. Alexander retumeth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam. And why of that loam, whereto he was converted, might they not stop a beer barrel? Hamlet fact, at one time doubted, but now established beyond dispute,...
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Gender and Literacy on Stage in Early Modern England

Eve Rachele Sanders - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 260 pages
...Why, may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander till a find it stopping a bung-hole? . . . Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...loam, and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel?" (5.1.191-2, 196-8, 201-5). In this passage, Hamlet puts to rest...
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Philosophical Shakespeares

John J. Joughin - Drama - 2000 - 128 pages
...up to the revolutions of die Eternal Return, the return dial turns die Caesar-type to dust: Hamlet: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...the dust is earth, of earth we make loam, and why of dial loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrell? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd...
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Great Scenes from Shakespeare's Plays

John Green, Paul Negri - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2000 - 64 pages
...and likelihood to lead it, as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust, the dust is earth, of earth we make loam, and why of that loam, whereto he was converted, might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to...
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