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" Nay, do not think I flatter; For what advancement may I hope from thee, That no revenue hast but thy good spirits To feed and clothe thee? Why should the poor be flatter'd? No; let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of... "
The travellers - Page 93
by Tertius T C. Kendrick - 1825
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1980 - 383 pages
...no revenue hast but thy good spirits To feed and clothe thee ? Why should the poor be flattered ? 70 No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning. Dost thou hear ? Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice...
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Shakespeare and the Poet's Life

Gary Schmidgall - Biography & Autobiography
...rejection of the polite self-fashioning of the court ("I know not 'seems'"), the sweet poison of etiquette ("No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp / And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee" [3.2.60-61]), and the orotund style of courtly diction, which he apes (5.2.112-23). Everything...
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I Am Hamlet

Steven Berkoff - Performing Arts - 1990 - 209 pages
...real, not like the others who are always fanning compliments at each other. I add, almost jokingly: ... let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning. What a mass of metaphor and analogies; hardly a word wasted -...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 138 pages
...from thee, That no revenue hast but thy good spirits To feed and clothe thee? Why should the poor be flattered? No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee 60 Where thrift may follow fawning. Dost thou hear? Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice,...
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The Masks of Hamlet

Marvin Rosenberg - Drama - 1992 - 971 pages
...of the court's selfish Osric type, so unlike the loyal Horatio. Why should the poor be flatter 'd? No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning. Hamlet can be as snobbish about courtiers as about peasants;...
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Shakespeare the Actor and the Purposes of Playing

Meredith Anne Skura - Drama - 1993 - 325 pages
...foppish courtiers draws on several elements of Spurgeon's cluster to suggest pre-oedipal devotion: "let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, / And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee / Where thrift may follow /awning" (Ham. 3.2.60-62; italics added). In this description of what...
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Rewriting Shakespeare, Rewriting Ourselves

Peter Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 228 pages
...Hamlet keeps up a running commentary on the vagaries that attend the pursuit of courtly advancement: "No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, / And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee / Where thrift may follow fawning" (3.2.60-62). Yet this expression of disdain is itself a standard...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...from thee, That no revenue hast but thy good spirits To feed and clothe thee? Why should the poor be flattered? No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning. Dost thou hear? Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice...
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Hamlet

Kenneth Branagh, William Shakespeare - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...a knock at the door. HAMLET goes over to greet a cadet. HAMLET (continuing) Why should the poor be flattered? No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning. He leads HORATIO over to the desk and HORATIO sits down. HAMLET...
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The Aesthetic Contract: Statutes of Art and Intellectual Work in Modernity

Henry Sussman - Philosophy - 1997 - 319 pages
...aspires to, shatter the mold of genre and the progression of history. HAMLET: Why should the poor be flattered? No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning. Dost thou hear? Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice...
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