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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 Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...deceived: in nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLO'STER Methinks you're better spoken. 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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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 314 pages
...deceived. In nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLOUCESTER Methinks y'are better spoken. io EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the place. Stand still. How fearful...beetles. Half-way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! 15 Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen that walk upon the beach...
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The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Colin Butler - 2005 - 205 pages
...sets the scene (to "leap upright" is to straighten up suddenly and risk losing one's balance): 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 sampire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Early English Theatre

Janette Dillon - 2006 - 296 pages
...scene distracts the attention of both Gloucester and the audience with a powerful evocation of place: 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 Appear...
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The Best-loved Plays of Shakespeare

Jennifer Mulherin, William Shakespeare, Abigail Frost - 2004 - 160 pages
...Miraculous rescue? But his fall does not kill him. A friendly stranger helps him 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 fishermen that walk upon the beach Appear...
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Devil Theatre: Demonic Possession and Exorcism in English Renaissance Drama ...

Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen - 2007 - 220 pages
...convinces the blind and suicidal Gloucester that he is standing at the top of a 'chalky bourn' (4.5.57): 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 Appear...
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Scena e parola in Shakespeare, Volume 24

Masolino D'Amico - 2007 - 250 pages
...garments. GLOUCESTER Methinks you're better spoken. EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the piace: stand stili; how fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low!...beetles. Half-way down Hangs one that gathers samphire - dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than bis head. The fishermen that walk upon the beach...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2007 - 215 pages
...deceived. In nothing am I changed But in my garments. 10 Gloucester Methinks you're better spoken.3 Edgar Come on sir, here's the place. Stand still. How fearful...dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs4 that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross5 as beetles. Halfway down 15 Hangs one6 that...
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The World Before Her

Deborah Weisgall - 2008 - 278 pages
..."First I need a walk." As they climbed the cliff, George declaimed in his resonant actor's baritone: '"How fearful and dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so...wing the midway air show scarce so gross as beetles. 'It's not so bad to be home, is it? There's a comfort in speaking English again." From the summit the...
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 340 pages
...deceived: in nothing am I changed But in my garments. Gloucester. Methinks y'are better spoken. 10 Edgar. Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs188 that wing the midway air189 Show scarce so gross190 as beetles. Half way down Hangs one...
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