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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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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...twenty, ten, or five, To follow in a house where twice so many Have a command to tend you? What need one? 0 reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the poorest things superfluous. 260 Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. Thou...
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Aesthetic Democracy

Thomas Docherty - 2006 - 210 pages
...has for twenty-five, ten, five, or even one man to assist in his retinue, to which Lear replies, O reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. (2.4) Lear's great problem, of course, is that for him, love is quantifiable; and its quantity can...
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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Christa Jansohn - 2006 - 318 pages
...answered Regan's question: "What need one?" by insisting on the precedence of culture over nature: O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. (2.2.453-56) But now, in act 3, contenancing the naked beggar Tom, the hierarchy is reversed. Culture,...
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Passion And Social Constraint

Ernest Van Den Haag - 1963 - 368 pages
...his courtiers were functionally unnecessary, a luxury, Lear rightly, though in vain, entreated: Oh, 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. Turning directly to Regan, Lear averred: Thou art a lady. If only to go...
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X-kit Literature Series: FET King Lear

2007 - 68 pages
...play. Lear looks with sympathy at the concept of human need, and shows some insight and growth. Lear Oh reason not the need.' Our basest beggars Are in the...nature more than nature needs Man's life is cheap as beast's.2 Thou art a lady; 265 If only to go warm were gorgeous, Why, nature needs not what thou gorgeous...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies

Janette Dillon - 2007
...nadir of What needs one?', Lear is driven to his great outburst against such pinching meanness: 'O, reason not the need: our basest beggars / Are in the poorest thing superfluous' (2.4.233-5). The turn away from an attack on courtly extravagance, which would have been highly pointed...
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Dying to Live: A Novel of Life Among the Undead

Kim Paffenroth, D. L. Snell - 2007 - 216 pages
...burying the bodies. But anyone can see, I think, that people need more than just food and shelter. Allow not nature more than nature needs . . ." "Man's life is cheap as beast's," I finished the quotation. Milton laughed. "Now that time I was being just a little naughty and trying...
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 340 pages
...Lear's need for even a single knight, he cries out in one of the most oftquoted speeches of the play, O reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. (2.4.263-66) Human nature, stripped of all but the barest necessities, is reduced to the bestial. Man...
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The Poetry of Praise

J. A. Burrow - 2008
...opposition would be expected simply to side with Dindimus. Alexander has a case. In the words of King Lear, 'Allow not nature more than nature needs, / Man's life is cheap as beast's.' The whole episode is deeply interesting in itself, certainly, and it presents a real challenge, which...
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