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" Kent. Vex not his ghost. O, let him pass! He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer. "
Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860 - Seite 220
von Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
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The Buried Soul: How Humans Invented Death

Timothy Taylor - 2005 - 364 Seiten
...King Lear lies dying, Edgar asks him to 'Look up', but is restrained by Kent: 'Vex not his ghost: O! let him pass; he hates him that would upon the rack of this tough world stretch him out longer.' 42 This is an image of two worlds: the mortal, corporeal one; and that other one to which the ghost,...
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The Modern Art of Dying: A History of Euthanasia in the United States

Shai J. Lavi - 2009 - 240 Seiten
...such cases the doctor may, without blame, act in the spirit of Kent's entreaty for poor dying Lear: Oh, let him pass! He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer."37 But the question is not how convincing Tollemache's argument was, but rather the logic underlying...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 Seiten
...lord, my lord! KENT Break, heart! I prithee break. EDGAR Look up, my lord. KENT Vex not his ghost: O, let him pass; he hates him, That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer. [Lear dies EDGAR He is gone indeed. KENT The wonder is he hath endured so long; He but usurped his...
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King Lear in Our Time

Maynard Mack - 2005 - 126 Seiten
...to make the difficult choice only to lose the fruits of it. Not in his own death — as Kent says, "he hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer" — but in Cordelia's. Cordelia, our highest choice, is what we always want the gods to guarantee....
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - 2005 - 464 Seiten
...which the deep dread-bolted thunders and the winged lightnings had spent their fury? O never, never! Let him pass! he hates him That would upon the rack of this rough world Stretch him out longer. In the story of King Lear and his three daughters, as it is related...
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The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon ...

William Edward Leuchtenburg - 2005 - 668 Seiten
...looked at her husband that brought to mind Kent's lines at the end of King Lear: "He hates him much / That would upon the rack of this tough world / Stretch him out longer." In the 1972 campaign, a friend remarked, "Lyndon just doesn't carry any weight in the party anymore,...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 Seiten
...Never, never, never, never, never. King Lear act 5, sc. 3, 1. 304 (1605-1606) 319 Vex not his ghost; O, is of no force in law. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England bk. 1, ch. 10 (1 King Lear act 5, sc. 3, 1. 312 (1605-1606) 320 The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what...
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John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier

Albert L. Hurtado - 2006 - 412 Seiten
...26. 71. Ibid., 22. 72. Ibid., 23. 73. Ibid., 43. 74. Ibid., 44. 75. Ibid., 45. The line should read, "He hates him / that would upon the rack of this tough world / Stretch him out longer." 76. "Sutter," Sacramento Union, July 5, 1880, 2. EPILOGUE 1 . EV Sutter to Smith Rudd, August 10, 1880,...
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Seafaring Lore and Legend

Peter Jeans - 2007 - 382 Seiten
...the hull dilated and vanished, As a sea-mist in the sun. GHOSTS OF DEAD MEN "Vex not his ghost. O, let him pass! He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer. " WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, KING LEAS Bridges reminds us of the old belief among seafaring men that the...
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Tolkien and Shakespeare: Essays on Shared Themes and Language

Janet Brennan Croft, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III - 2007 - 336 Seiten
...foolish, and both fathers might have avoided much pain by listening to their counsel. death, Kent says "He hates him / That would upon the rack of this tough world / Stretch him out longer" (5.3.319.21). Likewise, the blinded Gloucester, who seems more tortured by his own misjudgment of Edgar...
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