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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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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D, John M. Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 pages
...creates a wonderful word picture to persuade his father that they are teetering on an awful brink: 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. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 336 pages
...GLOUCESTER Methinks you 're better spoken . 10 EDGAR Come on, sir, here's the place. Standstill. Howfearful 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 . Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful...
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Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the ...

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 320 pages
...Garments. GLOSTER Methinks y'are better Spoken. EDGAR Come on, Sir, here's the Place, how fearfull And dizy 'tis to cast one's Eyes so Low. The Crows and Choughs that wing the Mid-way Air Shew scarce so big as Beetles, halfway down Hangs one that gathers Sampire, dreadfull Trade!...
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The Peripatetic

John Thelwall - Poetry - 2001 - 447 pages
...muse of Shakespeare took from the airy brow, and afterwards from the terrific base, of Dover cliffs. "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: halfway down "Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...transforms his father's suicidal despair into hope. He creates a steep cliff for his blind father : . . . How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce as gross as beetles; half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful...
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King Lear

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 31 pages
...friendly stranger helps him up, exclaiming about his miraculous survival. The stranger A fearful precipice 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; halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful...
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Theatre in Crisis?: Performance Manifestos for a New Century

Maria M. Delgado, Caridad Suich - Performing Arts - 2002 - 273 pages
...language to depend on, creates such a visibly rich tapestry for blind man and audience alike. EDGAR: 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...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 33

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 236 pages
...the stage the greatest passage of scene setting in Shakespeare and possibly in all literature: Edgar. 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 samp ire, dreadful...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Claire McEachern - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 274 pages
...scene with language that encourages the blind Gloucester to imagine he stands on a high precipice: 98 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. The murmuring surge, That on the unnumbered idle pebble...
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Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 269 pages
...mastery of the same device by the character coincide: Topographia: vivid description of a real place. Come on Sir, Here's the place: stand still: How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast ones eyes so low, The Crows and Choughs, that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as Beetles....
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