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" Come on, sir; here's the place: — stand still. — How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade!... "
Kentish Poets: A Series of Writers in English Poetry, Natives of Or ... - Page 192
by Rowland Freeman - 1821
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Mimic Fires: Accounts of Early Long Poems on Canada

D. M. R. Bentley - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 354 pages
...mind two somewhat similar texts: Edgar's putative account of the view from Dover Cliffs in King Lear ("How fearful / And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! / The crows and choughs that wing the midway air / Show scarce so gross as beetles" [3.6.11-24]) and Johnson's comment on Edgar's speech...
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 141 pages
...Methinks y'are better spoken. 10 EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the place. Stand still. How fearful And di22y 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Half-way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful...
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L'espace littéraire dans la littérarure et la culture anglo-saxonnes

Bernard Brugière - Electronic books - 1995 - 323 pages
...perspectives naturalistes toutes deux à force de détails, de mesures précises, de repères familiers : Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; half-way down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful...
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The Late Mr. Shakespeare

Robert Nye - Fiction - 1999 - 398 pages
...cliff-haunting chough, your chough graculus or Pyrochorax, when he has Edgar at Dover in King Lear pronounce Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; half way down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful...
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The Space of the Stage

Jeffrey Masten, Wendy Wall - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 290 pages
...turning this illusion into a second-party narration for a blind man who, after all, cannot see anything: Come on sir, here's the place. Stand still. How fearful...one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, the dreadful...
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William Shakespeare, King Lear

Susan Bruce - Drama - 1998 - 192 pages
...stage - and of language - to realize what the lines represent. II. Perspectives Here are Edgar's lines: Come on, sir; here's the place. Stand still. How fearful...one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire - dreadful...
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John Soane: An Accidental Romantic

Gillian Darley - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 358 pages
...Hofland had quoted some lines from King Lear which might be suggested by one precipitous view: 'Here lies the place stand still. How fearful, and dizzy 'tis,...eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the mid-way air, show scarce as gross as beetles.' The hea\y rain intensified a mood of Shakespearean tragedy....
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 142 pages
...deceived. In nothing am I changed 10 But in my garments. GLOUCESTER Methinks you're better spoken. EDGAR Come on, sir; here's the place. Stand still. How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! 13 The crows and choughs that wing the midway air 14 Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down...
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The Vanishing: Shakespeare, the Subject, and Early Modern Culture

Christopher Pye, Class of 1924 Professor of English at Williams College Christopher Pye - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 199 pages
...and despairing father to what Gloucester takes to be the cliffs of Dover. Edgar describes the view: Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; halfway down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade!...
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King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 270 pages
...wisdom to her back to reason 40 cuts him off cuts short his life IV.5 Open country near Dover EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the place. Stand still. How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! 13 The crows and choughs that wing the midway air H Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down 15...
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