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" Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me ! You would play upon me ; you would seem to know my stops ; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery ; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass : and there is much music,... "
The dramatic works of Shakspeare, from the text of Johnson and Stevens [sic ...
by William Shakespeare - 1824
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I Am Hamlet

Steven Berkoff - 1990 - 209 pages
...Close in, intimate, friendly, but with an icy chill moving in. I am amazed by their audacity: . . . you would sound me from my lowest note to the top...music, excellent voice, in this little organ, yet you cannot make it speak. 'Sblood . . . Suddenly full taurean bellow or leonine roar: ... do you think...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1992 - 138 pages
...stops. GUILDEN. But these cannot I command to any utterance of harmony. I have not the skill. 350 HAMLET Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though...
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And Flights of Angels

Terrence Ortwein - 1994 - 91 pages
...GUILDENSTERN. But these cannot I command to any utt'rance of harmony; I have not the skill. HAMLET. Why look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - 1995 - 268 pages
...recorders. Hamlet politely begs Guildenstern to play one. When he cannot, Hamlet issues a sharp warning: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...in this little organ. Yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - 1996 - 208 pages
...an inch away from GUILDENSTERN's ear. HORATIO watches for any move from ROSENCRANTZ to help. HAMLET Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak HAMLET (continuing) 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...Initially Hamlet is content to resume banter on their level, using prose, but before long he explodes: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. (III. ii. JM-D) The central image is familiar, for earlier in this scene Hamlet spoke to Horatio about...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 101 pages
...net, snare. GUIL. But these cannot I command to any utt' ranee of harmony. I have not the skill. Ťo HAM. Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make...excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you ??s make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - 1996 - 286 pages
...Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. When Guildenstern protests that he cannot play the pipe, Hamlet rages: You would play upon me; you would seem to know my...in this little organ; yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? (3.2.383-90) According to the Bible,...
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Shakespeare Among the Moderns

Richard Halpern - 1997 - 294 pages
...useful."50 The allusion, of course, is to Hamlet's famous description of himself as a musical pipe: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be play'd on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though...
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The Risk of Being: What it Means to be Good and Bad

Michael Gelven - 1997 - 169 pages
...to play the pipe on which he possesses no skill. Hamlet upbraids him with this keen-edged analogy: Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of...in this little organ; yet cannot you make it speak? S*blood, do you think that I am easier to be played on than a pipe? The outraged censure here speaks...
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