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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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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 270 Seiten
...reascends his throne. Kent's simple eulogy does no more than accept the facts, and proposes no moral: He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer. The world is an instrument of torture, and the only comfort is in the nothing, the never, of death....
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Law at the End of Life: The Supreme Court and Assisted Suicide

Carl E. Schneider, Carl Schneider, Professor of Law and Internal Medicine Carl E Schneider - 2000 - 369 Seiten
...Lear, when signs of life were seen in the dying monarch. "Vex not his ghost; Ol let him pass; he hate him / That would upon the rack of this tough world / Stretch him out longer."28 The Second Circuit The narrower reasoning of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals led it...
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King Lear, by William Shakespeare

Lloyd Cameron - 2001 - 102 Seiten
...molten lead. (Act IV, Sc. vi, lines 43-45) and Kent's remark to Edgar, again in reference to Lear: O let him pass. He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer. (Act V, Sc. iii, lines 287-289) Of equal importance are images of clothes. In the opening scene all...
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Speak What We Feel: Not What We Ought to Say

Frederick Buechner - 2009 - 176 Seiten
...Fool, his sad work done, has long since vanished. When someone tries to stir Lear to life, Kent says, "He hates him / That would upon the rack of this tough world / Stretch him out longer," and hints that he himself will soon be following him. But it is of course Cordelia's death — within...
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Writing Back: Sylvia Plath and Cold War Politics

Robin Peel - 2002 - 289 Seiten
...else a long time ago. BJ: 127 Something was grotesquely wrong. He opened his Shakespeare. ". . . O, let him pass! He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer." "The rack," he murmured. "Haydon forgot the rack." And his mind still exercised by the strangeness...
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Shakespeare and Religion: Essays of Forty Years

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 374 Seiten
...Macbeth (v. iii. 22) cries: 'I have lived long enough.' And Kent in King Lear: Vex not his ghost! O let him pass! He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer. (v. iii. 315) And Timon: My long sickness Of health and living now begins to mend, And nothing brings...
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Shakespeare Survey, Band 41

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 312 Seiten
...in which we are to understand this is clearly set forth in Kent's next words: Vex not his ghost. O, let him pass. He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer. (5.3.289-91) That is, Edgar should not attempt to detain Lear in this world, but allow his spirit to...
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Hospice Or Hemlock?: Searching for Heroic Compassion

Constance E. Putnam - 2002 - 209 Seiten
...Medicine (Boston: Beacon Press, 1954), pp. 172210. Whose Death Is It, Anyway? 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 Shakespeare1 In the preceding pages, some shared preoccupations between the Hospice and...
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Shaw: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Band 22

Gale K. Larson, MaryAnn Krajnik Crawford - 2002 - 276 Seiten
...statement. Moments after King Lear dies, at the end of the play, Kent declares, "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's sufferings have been so great, and dramatized so stunningly, that audiences readily agree with...
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Constructing Mark Twain: New Directions in Scholarship

Laura E. Skandera-Trombley, Michael J. Kiskis - 2001 - 252 Seiten
...Clemens-Mark Twain's familial life can be found in lines at the end of King Lear: 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. EDGAR: He is gone indeed. KENT: The wonder is, he hath endured so long: He but usurpt his life. ALBANY:...
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