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" Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of... "
The Plays of William Shakspeare: Comedy of errors ; Macbeth ; King John ... - Page 232
by William Shakespeare, Alexander Chalmers - 1847
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THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE

1850
...most impassioned and vehement eloquence. How exquisitely beautiful are the following lines ! — Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form: Then have I reason to be fond of grief." Shakspeare has judiciously preserved the character of the Bastard Faulconbridge, which was furnished...
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The Converse of the Pen: Acts of Intimacy in the Eighteenth-century Familiar ...

Bruce Redford - Literary Collections - 1986 - 252 pages
...male child, To him that did but yesterday suspire, There was not such a gracious creature born .... Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief? (3.4.48-50, 79-81, 93-98) Shakespeare's imagery imprints itself so thoroughly on Gray's mind that when...
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Freeing Shakespeare's Voice: The Actor's Guide to Talking the Text

Kristin Linklater - Performing Arts - 1992 - 214 pages
...produces reason How I may be deliver'd of these woes, And teaches me to kill or hang myself. and later: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then have I reason to be fond of grief. King John, Act HI, Scene Hi She is not "talking about" her emotional state, she is revealing it, eloquently....
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...rightly. SENECA, (c. 5-65) Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 68,1.13. 9 Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then have I reason to be fond of grief. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, (1564-1616) British dramatist, poet. Constance, in King John, act 3, sc. 4, 1....
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Stephen Lives

Anne Puryear - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 304 pages
...How could I go on? GRIEF— THE CONSTANT COMPANION Grief fills the room with my absent child, h'es in his bed, walks up and down with me. Puts on his...me of all his gracious parts. Stuffs out his vacant garment with his form. — SHAKESPEARE, King John On hearing of the death of his son, King David wept...
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 303 pages
...talks to me that never had a son. KING PHILIP You are as fond of grief as of your child. CONSTANCE Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do. 100 [~S/ip unbinds her hair] I will not keep this form upon my head 85 ague's fit] F (Agues fitte);...
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Necessary Losses: The Loves Illusions Dependencies and Impossible Ex

Judith Viorst - Self-Help - 2010 - 448 pages
...Constance: "You are as fond of your grief as of your child," she offers him this desperate explanation: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief. Another version of chronic grief is the so-called "mummification" of the dead, the keeping of every...
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The Late Mr. Shakespeare

Robert Nye - Fiction - 1999 - 398 pages
...has Queen Constance in Act III Scene 4 lament the fate of her son Arthur in these lines that follow: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...with his form: Then have I reason to be fond of grief . Of course, I could be wrong. My linking of the writing of this speech with what Mr Shakespeare may...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 512 pages
...suggested Shakespeare wrote Hamnet's epitaph in the words of Arthur's mother Constance in King John: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form. . ." But although the sentiments certainly evoke every reality of grief for a lost child, Dr Rowse's...
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A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies

Anne McCracken, Mary Semel - Self-Help - 2000 - 295 pages
...talks to me that never had a son. KING PHILIP: You are as fond of grief as of your child. CONSTANCE: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do. O Lord, my boy, my Arthur, my fair son, My life, my joy, my food, my all the world, My widow-comfort,...
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