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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. "
Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare ... - Page 355
by Charles Lamb - 1813 - 484 pages
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History of English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1900 - 499 pages
...have been uttered by 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...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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Hearts Importunate

Evelyn Dickinson - 1900 - 312 pages
...issue coolly. Sad, 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:...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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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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History of English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1900 - 499 pages
...have been uttered by Hamlet : — " 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...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
...future punishment— is presented continually under aspects that preclude the possibilities of fear. 'Tis less than to be born, a lasting sleep, A quiet...It is but giving over of a game That must be lost. Ordella seeks it. 'Tis of all sleeps the sweetest, And those are fools who fear it. Ford's Calantha...
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The Living Age, Volume 232

1902
...And in quite another vein with equal mastery, is Bellario's unforgettable description of death:— Yes, I do know, my lord: 'Tis less than to be born;...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
...men thus passionate, 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...must be lost. Phi. But there are pains, false boy, For perjured souls : think but on these, and then Thy heart will melt, and thou wilt utter all. Bell....
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Works: Specimens of English dramatic poets

Charles Lamb - 1903
...men thus passionate, 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...must be lost. Phi. But there are pains, false boy, For perjured souls : think but on these, and then Thy heart will melt, and thou wilt utter all. Bell....
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The Age of Shakespeare (1579-1631), Volume 2

Thomas Seccombe, John William Allen - English literature - 1903
...kill the boy. ' Oh ! but 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...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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