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" I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack. — She's gone for ever ! — I know when one is dead, and when one lives ; She's dead as earth. "
The Plays of William Shakspeare ... - Page 594
by William Shakespeare - 1785
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The Masks of King Lear

Marvin Rosenberg - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 431 pages
...grief, in a world where gods give no hope beyond the grave. The speech could hardly be simpler: She's gone for ever. I know when one is dead and when one lives; She's dead as earth (259-261 ). Then grief yields to sudden hope, Lear sounds the first of a series of false tonic notes:...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Had I your tongues and eyes, I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone forever. The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of re (V, iii) King Richard II 86 A heavy sentence, my most sovereign liege. And all unlooked-for from Your...
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Tragic Drama and the Family: Psychoanalytic Studies from Aeschylus to Beckett

Bennett Simon - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 274 pages
...play in which Lear recognizes that Cordelia is dead and still insists that she might breathe and live. I know when one is dead and when one lives; She's dead as earth. Lend me a looking glass. (5.3.262-63) Heinz Kohut once defined narcissism, the narcissistic conception of the...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 145 pages
...and eyes, I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack! She's gone for ever. [He lays her down:] I know when one is dead, and when one lives; She's dead as earth. Lend me a looking-glass: 260 If that her breath will mist or stain the stone, Why then she lives. KENT Is this...
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare, Jay L. Halio - Drama - 1994 - 141 pages
...of stones. Had I your tongues and eyes, I would use them so, That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever. I know when one is dead and when one lives. She's dead as earth. [He lays her down] Lend me a looking-glass; If that her breath will mist or stain the stone, Why then...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...men of stones. Had I your tongues and eyes, I'ld use them so That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever. I know when one is dead, and when one lives. She's dead as earth. Lend me a looking glass. If that her breath will mist or stain the stone, Why then she lives. A plague upon you...
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Perplexity and Ultimacy: Metaphysical Thoughts from the Middle

William Desmond - Philosophy - 1995 - 263 pages
...men of stones: Had I your tongues and eyes, I'd use them so That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever. I know when one is dead and when one lives; She's dead as earth. (King Lear V, iii, 259-63) The philosopher has no category of Howl. Who then are the men of stones?...
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Fictional Death and the Modernist Enterprise

Alan Warren Friedman - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 339 pages
...anguish over Cordelia, announced in harsh monosyllables, is equally definitive: She's gone forever. / know when one is dead and when one lives; She's dead as earth. (5.3.264-6) Lear's echo sounds in the startling opening of Dickens' "Christmas Carol": "Marley was...
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Othello's Sacrifice: Essays on Shakespeare and Romantic Tradition

John O'Meara - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 125 pages
...sustaining and supporting human life'), we may oppose the following emphasis from the ending of King Lear: I know when one is dead, and when one lives; She's dead as earth. No, no, no life (V.iii.261-262) Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...before bringing her back to life; he controls her return, and he sends her back again to death: She's gone for ever. I know when one is dead, and when one lives; She's dead as earth. Lend me a looking-glass; If that her breath will mist or stain the stone, Why, then she lives. This feather stirs;...
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