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" What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unus'd. "
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The Lotka Hypothesis: Book I , Elements of Consciousness

Lawrence L. Horstman - Science - 2006 - 233 pages
...motives and to deduce their origin in terms of cosmic properties, as begun in the next chapter. 92 What is a man, if his chief good and market of his...more. Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That Capability and god-like reason To fust in us unused. Now,...
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Aguecheek's Beef, Belch's Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections ...

Robert Appelbaum - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 376 pages
...subtitle of Twelfth Night.) Hamlet will exact his revenge. Or will he? "What is a man," Hamlet asks, "If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed?" Surely there must be more. Surely to stay within the system and to sleep and feed is not only to be...
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X-kit Literature Series: FET Hamlet

English literature - 2006 - 60 pages
...loss of life). How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my dull revenge!' What is a man. lf his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed?2 A beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after,...
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Unholy Writ: An Infidel's Critique of the Bible

T. Joyner Drolsum - Religion - 2007 - 392 pages
...let him become a fool. ..." On the other hand, in his play Hamlet, Shakespeare makes a salient point: "....What is a man, If his chief good and market of...more, Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unused."15...
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Coleridge and Shelley: Textual Engagement

Sally West - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 197 pages
...after/ And pine for what is not'. As Donald Reiman observes, in these lines Shelley echoes Hamlet:^ What is a man, If his chief good and market of his...more. Sure He that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and godlike reason To fust in us unused. Hamlet...
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Looking for Hamlet

Marvin W. Hunt - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 256 pages
...and his queen."How all occasions do inform against me," Hamlet exclaims, And spur my dull revenge. What is a man If his chief good and market of his...more Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not The capability and godlike reason To fust in us unused. Now whether...
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Thought-Provoking Quotations

...to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs. - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more! - Shakespeare, (Hamlet) Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for? - Robert...
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Molecular Nutrition and Genomics: Nutrition and the Ascent of Humankind

Mark Lucock - Medical - 2007 - 288 pages
...the author, Sean Carroll, cites a passage from Shakespeare: What is man, If his chief good and the market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? A beast,...more. Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unused —...
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'Hamlet' Without Hamlet

Margreta de Grazia - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 267 pages
...drowsy, the king in his last days seems to embody the very life his son reproaches himself for leading, "What is a man / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed?" (4.4.33—5). It is also the life-style of his brother; he is the "bloat King" (3.4.184) distended...
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Monstrous Martyrdoms: Three Plays

Eric Bentley - Drama - 2007 - 250 pages
...HAMLET (reciting with slow intensity): How all occasions do inform against me And spur my dull revenge! What is a man If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep . . . (After the word revenge, the lights dim rapidly.) SCENE 2 The lights go up again at once. The...
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