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" As made the things more rich; their perfume lost, Take these again; for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. "
The Works of Shakespeare: in Eight Volumes - Page 170
by William Shakespeare - 1767
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Stage Blood

Charles Ludlam - 1979 - 72 pages
...Here, take back your rabbit's foot. CARL. I never gave that to you. ELFIE. You did, but take it back. For to the noble mind, rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. CARL, (sarcastically) I saw the movie. ELFIE. Carl, I know that you're going through something terrible...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1980 - 383 pages
...she and her family have enforced. With feeble coquetry, she insists upon returning his love tokens: 'For to the noble mind | Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind' (III.1.ioo-1oi). The trite little couplet is recognizably Polonian. It is also rather baffling: what...
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Shakespeare's Tragedies: An Introduction

Dieter Mehl - 1986 - 272 pages
...her own initiative, her reproachful complaint about Hamlet's change of mind is somewhat surprising: for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. (111.1.1O0-I) As we have, so far, only been told about her own obedience in refusing any love-tokens...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Transactions

Michael Mooney - 1990 - 226 pages
...does not acknowledge their recent meeting ("many a day"; "long longed"), and her sententious rhymes ("for to the noble mind, / Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind" [99100]) quickly betray her seeming. Hamlet quickly reassumes his antic pose. But here there is a difference....
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The Masks of Hamlet

Marvin Rosenberg - 1992 - 971 pages
...for Ophelia to give up the remembrances and writings, and she holds on to them, even at Take these again; for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. "The solemn platitude ... is so very like her father," McKenzie writes; and Polonius' voice has been...
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Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time

Lars Engle - 1993 - 266 pages
...the disjunction of two discursive systems both of which Ophelia tries to inhabit: OPHELIA: Take these again; for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. There, my lord. HAMLET: Ha, ha! Are you honest? OPHELIA: My lord? HAMLET: Are you fair? OPHELIA: What means your lordship?...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - 1996 - 208 pages
...breath compos'd As made the things more rich. She tries to be hard. Their perfume lost, Take these again; for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind There, my lord He lashes out at the letters, sending them flying from her hand across the hall. HAMLET Ha, ha? Are...
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The Little Theater's Production of 'Hamlet': A Play

Jean Battlo - 1999 - 65 pages
...with them words of so sweet breath compos'd As made the thing more rich. Their perfume lost Take these again; for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. SAM. (As HAMLET:) Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what is to...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 261 pages
...them words of so sweet breath compos'd As made the things more rich. Their perfume lost, Take these again, for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. There, my lord. Ha, ha? Are you honest? My lord? Are you fair? What means your lordship? That if you be honest and...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 148 pages
...words of so sweet breath composed As made the things more rich. Their perfume lost, 100 Take these again, for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. There, my lord. 103 HAMLET Ha, ha! Are you honest? OPHELIA My lord? HAMLET Are you fair? OPHELIA What means your lordship?...
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