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" Appear like mice; and yon' tall anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge, That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high: — I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn, and... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 367
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The Peripatetic

John Thelwall - 2001 - 447 pages
...buoy "Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge, "That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chases, "Cannot be heard so high. — I'll look no more; "Lest...my brain turn, and the deficient sight "Topple down headlong"155 This description is certainly copiously magnificent; the various objects successively...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 13

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 200 pages
...her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: the murmuring surge, That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high. I'll...turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong. Now when Keats says that 'the passage in Lear — "Do you not hear the sea?" — has haunted me intensely',...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Claire McEachern - 2002 - 274 pages
...midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. The murmuring surge, That on the unnumbered idle pebble chafes, Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more,...turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong. (4.5.11-24) In this scene, then, Shakespeare demonstrates the dramatist's persuasive powers even as...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 33

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 236 pages
...her cock a buoy Almost too small for sight. The murmuring surge That on th' unnumber'd idle pebble chafes, Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more,...turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong. Gloucester. Set me where you stand. Edgar. Give me your hand; you are now within a foot Of th'extreme...
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Theatre in Crisis?: Performance Manifestos for a New Century

Maria M. Delgado, Caridad Suich, Maggie B. Gale, Peter Lichtenfels - 2002 - 273 pages
...her cock, a bouy Almost too small for sight. The murmuring surge That on th'unnumb'red idle pebble chafes Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more,...turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong. (IV, vi, 11) Edgar, meanwhile, has changed the terms as well as the sound of the role. 'Methinks y'are...
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Shakespeare's Hand

Jonathan Goldberg - 2003 - 371 pages
...her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight. The murmuring surge That on th' unnumb'red idle pebble chafes Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more,...turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong. (4.6.11-24) These lines begin ren lines into a scene in which the information given is, at best, ambiguous,...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear

Grace Ioppolo - 2003 - 192 pages
...small for sight. The murmuring surge 20 That on the unnumbered idle pebble chafes Cannot be heard. It's so high I'll look no more, Lest my brain turn and the deficient sight Topple down headlong. GLOUCESTER Set me where you stand. EDGAR Give me your hand. You are now within a foot Of th'extreme...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - 2011 - 384 pages
...Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen that walk upon the beach Appear like mice. . . . I'll look no more Lest my brain turn and the deficient sight Topple down headlong. (4.6.15-29) In fact, they are nowhere near the cliff. Edgar is deceiving his father, leading him through...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...her cock a buoy Almost too small for sight. The murmuring surge, That on th'unnumbered idle pebble chafes, Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more,...turn and the deficient sight Topple down headlong. Set me where you stand. Give me your hand. You are now within a foot Of th'extreme verge. For all beneath...
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The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Colin Butler - 2005 - 205 pages
...her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight. The murmuring surge, That on th' unnumb'red idle pebble chafes, Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more,...turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong. GLOUCESTER: Set me where you stand. EDGAR: Give me your hand. You are now within a foot Of th' extreme...
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