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" tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now ; if it be not now, yet it will come : the readiness is all : Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows, what is't to leave betimes ? "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 335
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Female Mourning in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama: From the Raising ...

Katharine Goodland - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 254 pages
...Horatio advises Hamlet to avoid the duel with Laertes, Hamlet replies, "we defy augury. There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be [now]...it [will] come. The readiness is all. Since no man know aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes, let be" (5.2.219-24). In the very next moment,...
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Shakespeare's Window Into the Soul: The Mystical Wisdom in Shakespeare's ...

Martin Lings - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 224 pages
...play, and we have already quoted the essence of it:" Not a whit; we defy augury; there's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,...yet it will come; the readiness is all; since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes? Let be. (V, 2, 229-35) To be ready for death...
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Caesar's Legacy: Civil War and the Emergence of the Roman Empire

Josiah Osgood - History - 2006 - 440 pages
...quiescence reminds one not only of Emerson but also Hamlet in the fifth act of Shakespeare's play: "If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come,...readiness is all. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows aught, what is't to leave betimes? Let be" (5.2.215—20). One final aspect of Horace's treatment of...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...them how we will. Hamlet act 5, sc. 2, 1. 10 (1601) 231 Not a whit. We defy augury. There is special Press Hamlet act 5, sc. 2, 1. 218 (1601) 232 A hit, a very palpable hit. Hamlet act 5, sc. 2, 1. 285 (1601)...
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Shakespeare and Cognition: Aristotle's Legacy and Shakespearean Drama

Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 167 pages
...and will not" — is reminiscent of Hamlet's remark to Horatio before his final duel with Laertes: "If it be [now], 'tis not to come; if it be not to...now, yet it [will] come — the readiness is all" (5.2.220-22). But Hamlet is alert to such aphorisms; he says to Ophelia about the Prologue to "The...
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Where There's a Will There's a Way: Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned ...

Laurie E. Maguire - Self-Help - 2006 - 214 pages
...anxious Horatio: "We defy augury. There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it [death] be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it...not now, yet it will come — the readiness is all" (5.2.219-22). Here his calm acceptance has much in common with his fellow humanist, the French essay...
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Reflections Along the Path: Brief Commentaries on Various Aspects of the ...

Robert Bonnell - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 89 pages
...crystallized patterns and set attitudes are not usually responsive to gentle persuasion. Change "If it is now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will...not now, yet it will come; the readiness is all." — Hamlet Change, especially when unexpected, is perhaps the least accommodating and understood of...
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X-kit Literature Series: FET Hamlet

English literature - 2006 - 60 pages
...of a sparrow lf it be now, 'tis not to come. lf it be not to come, it will be now lf it be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all. Since no man...he leaves knows, what is't to leave betimes? Let be l defy augury (forecasting the future). Even the death of a sparrow shows that everything is carefully...
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Ecotoxicology: A Comprehensive Treatment

Michael C. Newman, William H. Clements - Science - 2007 - 880 pages
...study, Ecol. Modell., 65, 221-254, 1993. CT Toxicants and Population Demographics There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,...be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all .... (Hamlet Act V, SC II) 15.1 DEMOGRAPHY: ADDING INDIVIDUAL HETEROGENEITY TO POPULATION MODELS Discussion...
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Reading Faulkner: Introductions to the First Thirteen Novels

Richard Marius - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 200 pages
...go forward: Not a whit. We defy augury. There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. lf it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come,...readiness is all. Since no man of aught he leaves, knows aught, what is't to leave betimes. Let be. (V.ii.230-35) Before the rise of Hem Snopes, Faulkner seems...
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