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" Come on, sir; here's the place: — stand still. — How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade!... "
The Plays - Page 366
by William Shakespeare - 1824
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William Shakespeare, King Lear

Susan Bruce - 1998 - 192 pages
...stage - and of language - to realize what the lines represent. II. Perspectives Here are Edgar's lines: Come on, sir; here's the place. Stand still. How fearful...beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire - dreadful trade; Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen that walk upon the beach...
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The Space of the Stage

Jeffrey Masten, Wendy Wall - 1999 - 290 pages
...turning this illusion into a second-party narration for a blind man who, after all, cannot see anything: Come on sir, here's the place. Stand still. How fearful...beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, the dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen that walk upon the beach...
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The Late Mr. Shakespeare

Robert Nye - 1999 - 398 pages
...cliff-haunting chough, your chough graculus or Pyrochorax, when he has Edgar at Dover in King Lear pronounce Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; half way down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade! Chapter Eight Which is mostly about choughs...
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John Soane: An Accidental Romantic

Gillian Darley - 1999 - 358 pages
...Hofland had quoted some lines from King Lear which might be suggested by one precipitous view: 'Here lies the place stand still. How fearful, and dizzy 'tis,...and choughs, that wing the mid-way air, show scarce as gross as beetles.' The hea\y rain intensified a mood of Shakespearean tragedy. Mrs Hofland well...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 308 pages
...deceived; in nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLOUCESTER Methinks you're better spoken. 10 EDGAR Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...gross as beetles; halfway down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade! 15 Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen that walk upon...
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The Vanishing: Shakespeare, the Subject, and Early Modern Culture

Christopher Pye, Class of 1924 Professor of English at Williams College Christopher Pye - 2000 - 199 pages
...and despairing father to what Gloucester takes to be the cliffs of Dover. Edgar describes the view: Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...gross as beetles; halfway down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen that walk upon the...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, John M. Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D - 2000 - 220 pages
...creates a wonderful word picture to persuade his father that they are teetering on an awful brink: How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low!...beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head.2 (4.5.11-16) This is cogent verse and impossible...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 336 pages
...GLOUCESTER Methinks you 're better spoken . 10 EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the place. Standstill. Howfearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! The crows...beetles . Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade ! 15 Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. 2 up it now] F; itvpnowQ 7speak'st]...
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King Lear

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - 2001 - 31 pages
...friendly stranger helps him up, exclaiming about his miraculous survival. The stranger A fearful precipice How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low!...beetles; halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fisheimen that walk upon the beach Appear...
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The Peripatetic

John Thelwall - 2001 - 447 pages
...muse of Shakespeare took from the airy brow, and afterwards from the terrific base, of Dover cliffs. "How fearful "And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so...beetles: halfway down "Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! "Methinks he seems no bigger than his load: "The fishermen, that walk upon the beach,...
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