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" O, reason not the need : our basest beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous: Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's: thou art a lady; If only to go warm were gorgeous, Why, nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear'st,... "
Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear - Page 400
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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William Shakspeare's Complete Works, Dramatic and Poetic, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1852
...Have a command to tend you ? Reg. What need one ? Lear. O, reason not the need : our batest beggin small vices do appear; Robes, and furr'd gowns, weartt, Which scarcely keeps thee warm. — But, for tro« need, — You heavens, give me that patience,...
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The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 345 pages
...bid thunder-bearer shoot, Nor tell tales of thee to high-judging Jove. THE NECESSARIES OF LIFE FEW. O, reason not the need: our basest beggars Are in...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. LEAR ON THE INGRATITUDE OF HIS DAUGHTERS. You see me here, yon gods, a poor old man, As full of grief...
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Dictionary of Shakespearian Quotations: Exhibiting the Most Forcible ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 418 pages
...strange, That can make vile things precious. KL iii. 2. Necessity will make us all forsworn. LL i. 1. O, reason not the need : our basest beggars Are in...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. KL ii. 4 But, for true need, — You heavens, give me that patience : patience 1 need. KL ii. 4. I...
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Notes from Life in Seven Essays

Henry Taylor - 1853 - 197 pages
...five followers ? ' said Goneril. ' What need of one ? ' added Regan. But the King made answer — ' Oh reason not the need ; our basest beggars Are in the...than Nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's ! ' The plea of ' supporting the station to which Providence has called us,' is not unmeaning, though...
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The Wisdom and Genius of Shakespeare: Comprising Moral Philosophy ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 575 pages
...sense ; and do suppose, What hath been cannot bed. 11 — i. 1. 287. Nature content with little. 0, reason not the need : our basest beggars Are in the...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. 34 — ii. 4. 288. Nature, its weakness. Strange it is, That nature must compel us to lament Our most...
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The Freemasons' Quarterly Magazine

1853
...lived in the stirring days of Queen Elizabeth, most appositely says, in reference to riches, — " O reason not the need ; our basest beggars Are in...superfluous. Allow not nature more than nature needs." Applicable as these lines are to Lord Compton's case, they remain an axiom for all future generations,...
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The plays of Shakspere, carefully revised [by J.O.] with ..., Part 167, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1853
...reason not the need : our basest beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous : Allow not nature mere The destinies will curse thee for this stroke ; They bid thee crop a weed, thou pluck'st Why,nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear'st, Which scarcely keeps thee warm. — But for true need,...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1854
...five, To follow in" a house, where twice so many Have a command to tend you ? Reg. What need one ? Lear. O, reason not the need : our- basest beggars...what thou gorgeous wear'st, Which scarcely keeps thee warm. — But, for true need, — You heavens, give me that patience, patience I need ! You see me...
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Aids to English Composition: Prepared for Students of All Grades : Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1854 - 429 pages
...misapplied, And vice sometimes 's by action dignified. 310. Striving to better, oft we mar what 's well. 311- O reason not the need ; our basest beggars Are in...thing superfluous : Allow not nature more than nature nesds, Man's life is cheap as beast's. °-12. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought...
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Shakespeare's Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Hugh Grady, Professor of English Hugh Grady - 1996 - 241 pages
...major development of the theme of probing into the state of nothing is achieved, in a later reply: O, reason not the need! our basest beggars Are in...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's, (u. iv. 264-7) Here Lear passionately asserts to the uncomprehending Goneril and Regan the absolute...
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