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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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Playing Lear

Oliver Ford Davies - 2003 - 211 pages
...Goneril and Regan press their advantage, and ask why he needs any knights at all. Lear bursts out, O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. Where does such a response come from? It shows an awareness of the human condition, a philosophy that...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear

Grace Ioppolo - 2003 - 192 pages
...Condition. To follow in a house, where twice so many Have a command to tend you? REGAN What need one? LEAR O reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the...superfluous. Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man's life's as cheap as beast's. Thou art a lady; If only to go warm were gorgeous," Why needs not what...
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The Sunflower Forest: Ecological Restoration and the New Communion with Nature

William R. Jordan - 2003 - 256 pages
...his extremity the desperate futility of such counsel. our basest beggars Are in the poorest things superfluous: Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. King Lear, 2.4.264-67 As for the gift and the step into a solidarity with nature, the idea of nature's...
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Stress Echocardiography

Eugenio Picano - 2003 - 512 pages
...superfluous flow reserve, which can be recruited by the appropriate pharmacological stimulus: “Oh! Reason not the need: our basest beggars are in the poorest thing superfluous” (Shakespeare, King Lear, II, IV, 262—263). NuclearTechniques for the Identification of Myocardial...
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From Teaching to Mentoring: Principle and Practice, Dialogue and Life in ...

Lee Herman, Alan Mandell - 2004 - 231 pages
...the phrase or why it now kept revolving in my head. But after a few minutes. I found the quote: O. reason not the need! our basest beggars Are in the...than nature needs. Man's life is cheap as beast's. (Shakespeare 1974: III. i. 264-267) I wasn't sure I really understood the quote (and I was too excited...
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The Fragmentation of the Proper Name and the Crisis of Degree ...

Radhouan Ben Amara - 2004 - 132 pages
...a knowable object, the basis for the orders of knowledge in which he lives and develops: "LEAR: O! reason not the need; our basest beggars// Are in the...not nature more than nature needs,// Man's life is as cheap as beast's." (II, iv, 262-265) King Lear also brings under scrutiny Shakespeare's perceptions...
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The Wild Region in Life-History

Laszlo Tengelyi - 2004 - 222 pages
...this is in Shakespeare's King Lear, when Lear tells his two elder daughters, Goneril and Regan: O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the...superfluous, Allow not nature more than nature needs, Men's life is cheap as beast's. (2.2.453-56) 112 Lacan calls the above semantic shift — adopting...
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The Universal Kabbalah

Leonora Leet - 2004 - 542 pages
...are marked by this basic human need to belong to a larger acknowledging whole. When King Lear said, "Allow not nature more than nature needs, / Man's life is cheap as beast's" (2.4.261-62), that "more" that Lear and the mankind for which he speaks requires and that only society...
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A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television

Kenneth S. Rothwell - 2004 - 380 pages
...for retainers, the father's retort that only the birds and beasts can live by themselves echoes "O, reason not the need! our basest beggars / Are in the poorest thing superfluous" (2.4.264). Old Hidetora undergoes his darkest moment when Taro forces him to sign in blood a contract...
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Jewish Writing and the Deep Places of the Imagination

Mark Krupnick - 2006 - 382 pages
...care for him? Grief-stricken and enraged, Lear launches forth on one of his many great speeches: "O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars / Are in the...than nature needs, / Man's life is cheap as beast's." In the next act, Lear is led out of the storm into the hovel of another figure driven to madness by...
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