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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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The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy

George Wilson Knight - 2001 - 393 pages
...supposed brink, and vividly describes the dizzy precipice over which Gloucester thinks they stand: How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low!...beetles: halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! . . . (iv. vi. 1z) Gloucester thanks him, and rewards him; bids him move off; then...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - 2002 - 228 pages
...transforms his father's suicidal despair into hope. He creates a steep cliff for his blind father : . . . How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low!...crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce as gross as beetles; half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade ! Methinks he seems...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 13

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 200 pages
...your other senses grow imperfect By your eyes' anguish. Gloucester. So it may be, indeed. . . . Edgar. 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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Theatre in Crisis?: Performance Manifestos for a New Century

Maria M. Delgado, Caridad Suich - 2002 - 273 pages
...language to depend on, creates such a visibly rich tapestry for blind man and audience alike. EDGAR: 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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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 33

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 236 pages
...the stage the greatest passage of scene setting in Shakespeare and possibly in all literature: Edgar. 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 samp ire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 24

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 204 pages
...told, by the mad Lear, to 'Look with thine ears'. Apparendy, here, the spoken word is all-powerful: Come on, sir; here's the place. Stand still. How fearful...choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beedes. Half-way down Hangs one that gathers samphire - dreadful trade ! Methinks he seems no bigger...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Claire McEachern - 2002 - 274 pages
...scene with language that encourages the blind Gloucester to imagine he stands on a high precipice: 98 How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so...wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. The murmuring surge, That on the unnumbered idle pebble chafes, Cannot be heard so high. I'll look...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 46

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 280 pages
...distance to place his blind father in an imaginary landscape, the very edge of the Cliffs of Dover: The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show...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 Appear...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - 2011 - 384 pages
...When they arrive at Dover, the words of Edgar as Poor Tom spread out the disorienting new perspective: 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 fishermen that walk upon the beach...
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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - 2003 - 260 pages
...cliffs are given the most detailed topographical description. There are flora, fauna, cliffs, danger: How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so...wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Half way down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his...
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