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" Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth. Let's choose executors, and talk of wills; And yet not so, for what can we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground? Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own but death... "
Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV., part I - Page 351
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Ovid Renewed: Ovidian Influences on Literature and Art from the Middle Ages ...

Charles Martindale - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 298 pages
...Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs . . . Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's And nothing can we call our own but death, And that...Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings : How some have been...
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El mundo trágico de los griegos y de Shakespeare: consideraciones sobre lo ...

Ludwig Schajowicz - Comparative literature - 1990 - 374 pages
...expresado por boca de Ricardo II, en la obra del mismo nombre; de un modo muy convincente: For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories...war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos'd, Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping kill'd; All murder'd: for within their hollow crown That...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground? Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's And nothing can we call our own but death And that...Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings — How some have...
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Staging Politics: The Lasting Impact of Shakespeare's Histories

Wolfgang Iser, David Wilson, MS RN C(inc) - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 224 pages
...we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground? Our lands, our lives, and all, are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own but death; And that...Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings: (III, 2, 145-56)...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...we bequeath, Save our deposed bodies to the ground? Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own but death And that...Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings! How some have been...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...outlandish, yet full of self-pity. And the beauty of the poetry suggests an artist's soul: For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories...slain in war. Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed. Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping kill'd. All murthered — for within the hollow...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...we bequeath, Save our deposed bodies to the ground? Our lands, our lives, and all arc Bolingbroke's, th or you I '11 find immediately. [Exit. ACT III. SCENE I. God's sake, let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings: — How some have...
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The Gender of Death: A Cultural History in Art and Literature

Karl S. Guthke, Karl Siegfried Guthke - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 297 pages
...Tamburlaine, v, 3, 217), may formally hold court; Shakespeare describes the scene in famous lines: And nothing can we call our own but death, And that...Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings How some have been...
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A Mirror for Magistrates and the de Casibus Tradition

Paul Budra, Paul Vincent Budra - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 119 pages
...the Earl of Wiltshire. Richard's reaction is to sink on the beach in a self-indulgent funk: For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories...slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping kill'd, All murthered - (3.2.i55-6o)9 Footnotes...
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Richard II

Andrew Worrall, John Seely - Great Britain - 2000 - 247 pages
...bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground? 150 Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own but death, And that...Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings: How some have been...
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