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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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Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Frank L. Holt - History - 2003 - 217 pages
...of even Alexander's decomposed body: "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?"3 From Babylon to a bunghole, the trail of Alexander's remains allegedly...
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Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Gail Kern Paster - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 288 pages
...qualitatively even as they approached the deaths that would return them to it. As Hamlet explains to Horatio, "Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...loam, and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel?" (5.1.208-12). But melancholy, as well as signaling the cold, dry...
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The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 452 pages
...in his riddling reduction of Alexander to a bunghole (using the figure tnetalepsis, Joseph, p. 159): 'Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...earth we make loam, and why of that loam whereto he has converted might they not stop a beer barrel?' To the purist this may all seem superfluous display,...
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Loving Dr. Johnson

Helen Deutsch - History - 2005 - 322 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? Hamlet, 5.1.196—205 Autopsy as Romance To consider Samuel Johnson's...
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The Constitutionalist: Notes on the First Amendment

George Anastaplo - Law - 2005 - 826 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? Imperial Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep...
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Renaissance Drama 35

Mary Floyd-Wilson, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. - Drama - 2006 - 222 pages
...counsels against such musing, but Hamlet proceeds to recast the old masculine engagement with winter: 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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Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

John Albert Murley, Sean D. Sutton - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 265 pages
...and likelihood to lead it: as thus: Alexander dies, 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? Imperial Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep...
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Looking for Hamlet

Marvin W. Hunt - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 256 pages
...HAMLET: 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...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 Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great

Andrew Michael Chugg - History - 2007 - 317 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? William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act V, Scene I The ultimate question...
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Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

Thomas Rist - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 165 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?ir In this second view, the closed circle of life is not even complete,...
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