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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 works of William Shakespeare, the text formed from an entirely ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1843
...thou didst. Edg. Y' are much deceiv'd : in nothing am I chang'd, But in my garments. Glo. Methinks, y' are better spoken. Edg. Come on, sir ; here's the...wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire ; dreadful trade ! Methinks, he seems no bigger than...
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The Poetics of Primitive Accumulation: English Renaissance Culture and the ...

Richard Halpern - 1991 - 321 pages
...Edgar's portrayal of the abyss provides a kind of global emblem or figure for the play's axis of loss: Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and coughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; half way down Hangs one that gathers...
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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1992 - 313 pages
...deceived. In nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLOUCESTER Methinks y'are better spoken. ю EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the place. Stand stilL How fearful...The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scaree so gross as beetles. Half-way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! 15 Methinks...
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After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis

Julia Reinhard Lupton, Lupton Julia Einhard, Kenneth Reinhard - 1993 - 267 pages
...his role as deceiving crutch, a kind of anti-Antigone) to a "Dover Cliffs" constructed out of words: 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 First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 141 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...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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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 170 pages
...deceived: in nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLO'STER Methinks y'are better spoken. EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the place. Stand still; how fearful...gross as beetles. Half-way down Hangs one that gathers sampire — dreadful trade! GLO STER EDGAR GLO STER EDGAR GLO'STER EDGAR GLO'STER EDGAR The fishermen...
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 141 pages
...Methinks y'are better spoken. 10 EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the place. Stand still. How fearful And di22y 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs...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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Mimic Fires: Accounts of Early Long Poems on Canada

D. M. R. Bentley - 1994 - 354 pages
...mind two somewhat similar texts: Edgar's putative account of the view from Dover Cliffs in King Lear ("How fearful / And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes...the midway air / Show scarce so gross as beetles" [3.6.11-24]) and Johnson's comment on Edgar's speech to the effect that (to quote Bayley's footnote)...
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L'espace littéraire dans la littérarure et la culture anglo-saxonnes

Bernard Brugière - 1995 - 323 pages
...perspectives naturalistes toutes deux à force de détails, de mesures précises, de repères familiers : Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...gross as beetles; half-way down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than lus head. The fishermen that walk upon the...
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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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