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" O, reason not the need: our basest. beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous: Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's... "
Synonymisches Handwörterbuch der englischen Sprache für die Deutschen - Page 427
by H. M. Melford - 1841 - 448 pages
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Princeton Universtiy: The Campus Guide

Raymond Rhinehart - 2000 - 198 pages
...architecture that is not simply functional makes us confront this question. What is the purpose of ornament? Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. —William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act ll, scene ii Guyof Hall B2. Guyol Hall W illiam Brrryman Srott;...
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Vagrancy, Homelessness, and English Renaissance Literature

Linda Woodbridge - 2001 - 338 pages
...arrant whore, / Ne'er turns the key to the poor" (2.4.51-52). Beggars are but a step above beasts: Our basest beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous....nature more than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beasts. (2.4.266-69) Talk of famine recurs: "he that keeps nor crust nor crumb" ( 1.4.195 ). The Fool,...
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King Lear

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - 2001 - 31 pages
...Have a command to tend you? Reg. What need one? Lear. O! reason not the need; our basest beggars Arc in the poorest thing superfluous: Allow not nature...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. Act n Sc iv 18 Lear defies the storm Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! You cataracts...
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Lectures Upon Shakspeare

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...means of his sufferings, and aggravations of his daughter's ingratitude. Ib. Lear's speech. : — . 0, reason not the need : our basest beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous, <&c. Observe that the tranquillity which follows'the first stunning of the blow permits Lear to reason....
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King Lear: A Guide to the Play

Jay L. Halio - 2001 - 128 pages
...replies, "And in good time you gave it" (2.4.243). As they rationalize their position, Lear pleads, "O reason not the need. Our basest beggars / Are in the poorest thing superfluous" (257-58). He tries to argue that they are missing the point entirely. But he quickly breaks down and...
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King Lear, by William Shakespeare

Lloyd Cameron - 2001 - 102 pages
...Regan's part to directly confront her father, which contrasts with the behaviour of Goneril. Quote O reason not the need! Our basest beggars/ Are in the poorest thing superfluous. (Act II, Sc. iv, lines 257-258) Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow,/ You cataracts and...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - 2002 - 398 pages
...offices of nature, bond of childhood" better than Goneril (II.iv.181). Lear cries out to Regan: O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. (II.iv.267-70) Lear, contending with the storm, calls upon it to "Crack Nature's moulds, all germains...
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Proud City: The Unaware Revolution

Amo Sulaiman - 2002 - 231 pages
...for you, Virus. Because, you can't escape your situation of being free. It's like King Lear—'Our basest beggars are in the poorest thing superfluous. Allow not nature more than nature needs.'" Belinda wanted to stop the conversation from going on any further. She looked around in the restaurant,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Claire McEachern - 2002 - 274 pages
...time /Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more' (4.4.34). King Lear registers a similar complaint: 'Allow not nature more than nature needs /Man's life is cheap as beast's' (2.4.267). The advancing Birnam Wood evokes, in a dramatically accelerated form, the mindless relentless...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 13

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 200 pages
...4. Already, just before going out into the storm, Lear replies to Regan's 'What need one?' with O ! reason not the need; our basest beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous : (n, iv, 266-7) but while this may to some extent announce his later capacity for generalizing his...
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