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" Tis less than to be born ; a lasting sleep, A quiet resting from all jealousy ; A thing we all pursue. I know, besides, , It is but giving over of a game That must be lost Phi. "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 371
1901
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William Wordsworth: The Story of His Life, with Critical Remarks on His Writings

James Middleton Sutherland - 1892 - 242 pages
...Wordsworth : " No more did I." ' Poor Coleridge ! ' They fooled thee to the top of thy bent.' CHAPTER XII. ' 'Tis less than to be born ; a lasting sleep ; A quiet...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost.' — Beaumont and Fletcher. Wordsworth attends Divine Service at Eydal Chapel for the last time (March...
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The Shifting of the Fire

Ford Madox Ford - English literature - 1892 - 322 pages
...than to l>e bom j ii lasting sleep ; A quiet resting from all jealousy ; A thing we alt pursue—I know besides It is but giving over of a game That must be lost. CHAPTER XI. When one has rolled the Ethical snowball of his Ego a year forward he has gathered a good...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who Lived about the Time of ..., Volume 2

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1893
...Thus without reason ? Phi. Oh, but thou dost not know what 'tis to die. Bell. Yes, I do know, my lord. 'Tis less than to be born ; a lasting sleep, A quiet...jealousy ; A thing we all pursue ; I know besides 30 It is but giving over of a game That must be lost. Phi. But there are pains, false boy, For perjur'd...
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The Best Elizabethan Plays ...

William Roscoe Thayer - English drama - 1895 - 609 pages
...Thus without reason? Phi. Oh, but thou dost not know What 'tis to die. Bel. Yes, I do know, my lord : 'Tis less than to be born ; a lasting sleep ; A quiet...besides, It is but giving over of a game That must be lost.1 300 1 The references to death, in the plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, are almost invariably...
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English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature, Volume 11

Henry Morley - English literature - 1895
...tender " Euphrasia" could only find rest in that lastmg sleep which " Bellario" had described as " A quiet resting from all jealousy, A thing we all...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost." "Cupid's Revenge" (acted Jan., 1612) is a Romantic Tragedy, the theme and some of the details of which...
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1899
...of the diction : ' Pki. Oh, but thou dost not know What 'tis to die. Bel. Yes, I do know, my lord : Tis less than to be born; a lasting sleep, A quiet...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost.' (Act iii. sc. a.) 2 His 'speech calls him Spaniard, being nothing but a large inventory of his own...
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Hearts Importunate

Evelyn Dickinson - 1900 - 312 pages
...beautiful words haunted her: "' Oh, but thou dost not know What 'tis to die !' ' Yes, I do know, my lord: 'Tis less than to be born: a lasting sleep, A quiet...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost !' " The fancy pleased her. The simple melody rang in her ears. The argument almost persuaded her....
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History of English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1900 - 499 pages
...Hamlet : — "Philaster. O, but thou dost not know what 'tis to die. Bellario. Yes, I do know, my lord. Tis less than to be born ; a lasting sleep, A quiet...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost." FRANCIS BEAUMONT On the whole, the drama during this age steadily pursued a downward course. We miss...
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History of English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1900 - 499 pages
...Hamlet: — " Philaster. O, but thou dost not know what 'tis to die. BMario. Yes, I do know, my lord. 'Tis less than to be born; a lasting sleep, A quiet...pursue; I know besides It is but giving over of a game On the whole, the drama during this age steadily pursued a downward course. We miss the earlier creative...
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Shakespere's Predecessors in the English Drama

John Addington Symonds - English drama - 1900 - 531 pages
...we form to nothing. What, after all, is it to die ? 'T is less than to be born ; a lasting sleep j A quiet resting from all jealousy ; A thing we all...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost. Memnon, in the ' Mad Lover's Tragedy,' reasoning upon his hopeless passion for the princess, argues...
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