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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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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...his first choice: "And in good time you gave it" (II, iv, 250). Under the barrage, Lear cries out: O, reason not the need! our basest beggars Are in...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. (II, iv, 263-266) He attempts to explain human feeling and pride, qualities that in the first scene...
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The Adventures of a Shakespeare Scholar: To Discover Shakespeare's Art

Marvin Rosenberg - 1997 - 365 pages
...he needs, even his toughness is penetrated by the sense of his helplessness; and yet he grinds on: O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in...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 here,...
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King Lear and the Naked Truth: Rethinking the Language of Religion and ...

Judy Kronenfeld - 1998 - 383 pages
...and the Anti-luxuria Tradition. O, reason not the need! our basest beggars Are in the poorest things superfluous. Allow not nature more than nature needs,...what thou gorgeous wear'st, Which scarcely keeps thee warm.8 (2.4.264-70) On the one hand, Lear's speech resembles the anti-hctHria arguments of Seneca in...
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Société de Consommation: Ses Mythes, Ses Structures

Jean Baudrillard - 1998 - 208 pages
...precedence in terms of value over accumulation and appropriation (even if it does not precede them in time). 'O reason not the need! Our basest beggars/ Are in...than nature needs,/ Man's life is cheap as beast's/ writes Shakespeare in King Lear [Act II, Scene iv]. In other words, one of the fundamental problems...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...unnecessary letter! 10319 KingLear Down, thou climbing sorrow! Thy element's below. 10320 King Lear 0 ne, for not keeping of accent, deserved hanging ......at Althrope This is Mab. the Mistress-Fairy That do 10321 KingLear Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout...
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Rights, Equality, and Liberty: Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Law and ...

Universidad Torcuato di Tella - 2000 - 165 pages
...contains an implicit commitment to action. But then the comparative ease of getting the needs19 Cf. "Lear. 'O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars...than nature needs. / man's life is cheap as beast's." William Shakespeare. King Lear, II. 4. 20 CLS discussions of these matters show little awareness of...
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Language Play, Language Learning

Guy Cook - 2000 - 235 pages
...as dialects and idiolects. PART THREE Language learning 6 Current orthodoxies in language teaching O! reason not the need; our basest beggars Are in...than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's. (Shakespeare, King Lear, II, iv, 267-70) The preceding chapters have examined the extent and importance...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 308 pages
...Cordelia's lack of reason. Here Lear does not reason and he sees it as heartlessness in Goneril and Regan. 'O reason not the need. Our basest beggars Are in...superfluous. Allow not nature more than nature needs, Therefore judgement is based on Lear's feelings not on his daughters' Tightness; empathy is sustained...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 336 pages
...follow in a house where twice so many 420 Have a command to tend you? REGAN What needs one? LEAR 0, reason not the need! Our basest beggars Are in the...superfluous. Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man ' s life is cheap as beast 's . Thou art a lady . 425 If only to go warm were gorgeous, Why, nature...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 144 pages
...or five, To follow in a house where twice so many Have a command to tend you? REGAN What need one? LEAR O! reason not the need; our basest beggars Are...gorgeous, Why, nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear's!, Which scarcely keeps thee warm. But, for true need, You Heavens, give me that patience,...
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