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" Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of... "
The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ... - Page 101
by William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
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Life After Grief: An Astrological Guide to Dealing with Loss

Darrelyn Gunzburg - 2004 - 340 pages
...p. 1054) reflect Shakespeare's own grief at the death of his son Hamnet in August, 1596: Constance: "Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies...parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form;" The Buddha raised his hand. There was one proviso: each mustard seed had to come from a house where...
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Stratford Upon Avon City Guide

Annie Bullen - 2009 - 104 pages
...aged 1 1 . His father, writing King John, has Constance, whose son has disappeared, poignantly say: 'Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies...gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his fom He arrived in London and, by the age of 27, had tasted success as an actor and writer, with several...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - 2005 - 464 pages
...thoughts start into images, but her feelings become persons: grief haunts her as a living presence: Grief fills the room up of my absent child; Lies in...his form; Then have I reason to be fond of grief. And death is welcomed as a bridegroom; she sees the visionary monster as Juliet saw "the bloody Tybalt...
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The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question

Scott McCrea - 2005 - 280 pages
...of Hamnet Shakespeare in 1596 is alleged to be reflected in Constance's famous speech in King John: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form. Then have I reason to be fond...
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Female Mourning in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama: From the Raising ...

Katharine Goodland - 2006 - 254 pages
...(3.4.92). Characteristically Constance inverts criticism of her behavior and turns it into a justification: "Grief fills the room up of my absent child / Lies...his form. / then have I reason to be fond of grief?" (3.4.93-8). For Constance, her son and her grief are inseparable. Her grief nourishes her, for it is...
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Where There's a Will There's a Way: Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned ...

Laurie E. Maguire - 2006 - 214 pages
...can also fill it; memory can cause pain, but it can also console. As Constance explains in King John: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief? (3.4.93-98) At this stage in her play, however, she is, like Hamlet, in excessive grief, in continuous...
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The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the ...

Marvin Minsky - 2007 - 400 pages
...Here Shakespeare shows how we embrace our griefs and squeeze them till they take on pleasing shapes: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then have I reason to be fond of grief. — Shakespeare, in King John -5 Mental Correctors, Suppressors, and Censors "Don't pay any attention...
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Shakespeare's Friends

Kate Pogue - 2006 - 183 pages
...the echo of Shakespeare's own sorrow in the lines of Constance grieving over her son in King John: Grief fills the room up of my absent child: Lies in...vacant garments with his form; Then have I reason to he fond of grief. . . . O Lord! My boy, my Arthur, my fair son! My life, my joy, my food, my all the...
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King John

William Shakespeare - 2011 - 352 pages
...You are as fond of grief as of your child. CONSTANCE Grief fills the room up of my absent child, 95 Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on...his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief? 100 Rare you well. Had you such a loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do. ^She unbinds...
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Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education ...

Florence Nightingale - 2003 - 871 pages
...1872, Woodward Biomedical Library A.36. 72 Letter to Fred Verney 28 February 1896, ADD Mss 68888 f!66. Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form. Nightingale said: " 'Grief fills the room up of my absent' master. I cannot say it 'walks up and down'...
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