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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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History of English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1900 - 499 pages
...: — " Philaster. O, but thou dost not know what 'tis to die. Bellari/i. Yes, I do know, my lord. 'Tis less than to be born ; a lasting sleep, A quiet...resting from all jealousy ; A thing we all pursue ; 1 know besides It is but giving over of a game 1 92 On the whole, the drama during this age steadily...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 230

1901
...avousnous ... il faut oster le masque . . ." Thus earlier eyes than ours, less, it may be, intellectnalized races, had striven to deprive death of its mask of...who fear it. Ford's Calantha dies with her note of luidal triumph, the Duchess of Malfy in the utter fearlessness of her unshaken dignity, Come, violent...
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The Living Age, Volume 232

1902
...vein with equal mastery, is Bellario's unforgettable description of death:— 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. Here follows the jewel of the play. It is Philaster's meditation in the forest, when he is desolated...
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Specimens of English dramatic poets

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1903
...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...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost. Phi. But there are pains, false boy, For perjured souls : think but on these, and then Thy heart will...
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Works: Specimens of English dramatic poets

Charles Lamb - 1903
...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...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost. Phi. But there are pains, false boy, For perjured souls : think but on these, and then Thy heart will...
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The Age of Shakespeare (1579-1631), Volume 2

Thomas Seccombe, John William Allen - English literature - 1903
...thou dost not know what 'tis to die,' he urges ; and the answer is fine : ' 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.' 2 1 A very convenient constructive principle for a dramatist who loves the violent, and cares nothing...
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Elizabethan Dramatists: Marlows̓ "Dr. Faustus", Jonsons̓ "Every Man in His ...

George Ansel Watrous - 1903 - 293 pages
...without reason ? Phi. Oh, but thou dost not know What 't is to die. Bel. Yes, I do know, my lord : 'T is less than to be born ; a lasting sleep ; A quiet resting...besides, It is but giving over of a game That must be lost.1 1 See other references to death by Beaumont and Fletcher, Valentinian, Act I., Scene 3, Act...
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The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb: Dramatic specimens and the Garrick plays

Charles Lamb - Authors, English - 1904
...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...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost. Phi. But there are pains, false boy, For perjur'd souls ; think but on these, and then Thy heart will...
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The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb: Dramatic specimens and the Garrick plays

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1904
...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...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost. Phi. But there are pains, false boy, For perjur'd souls ; think but on these, and then Thy heart will...
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Shakespeare's Predecessors in the English Drama

John Addington Symonds - Drama - 1904 - 551 pages
...noble thought Fly like the shapes of clouds we form to nothing. What, after all, is it to die ? 'T is less than to be born ; a lasting sleep ; A quiet resting...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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