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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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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
...much deceiv'd ; in nothing am I chang'd, But in my garments. Glo. Methinks, you are better spoken. Edg. Come on, sir; here's the place; — stand still....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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An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest ..., Volume 2

Botany - 1830
...than eaten by cattle. E.) t (From xfiSi), barley ; the seeds somewhat resembling that grain. .) J (" Come on, Sir, here's the place— stand still. How...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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Shakespeare's Dramatic Transactions

Michael Mooney - Drama - 1990 - 226 pages
...sights and sounds Gloucester's — and the audience's— "deficient sight" (23) can only visualize: 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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Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes, and Values

Yi-fu Tuan - Science - 1990 - 260 pages
...Gloucester that they stand atop the cliffs of Dover. He describes the awesome view before them thus: Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! The fishermen that walk upon the beach Appear like mice; and yond tall anchoring bark Diminish'd to her...
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The Poetics of Primitive Accumulation: English Renaissance Culture and the ...

Richard Halpern - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 321 pages
...Edgar's portrayal of the abyss provides a kind of global emblem or figure for the play's axis of loss: Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful...dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and coughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; half way down Hangs one that gathers...
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Reading Shakespeare in Performance: King Lear

James P. Lusardi, June Schlueter, Professor June Schlueter - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 245 pages
...it must heed Edgar's assurances and warnings, which echo Gloucester's earlier account of the cliff: "Come on, sir, here's the place. Stand still. How...fearful / And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low!" Edgar confirms Gloucester's prior knowledge of the place and plays upon the expectations of the audience...
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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 313 pages
...deceived. In nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLOUCESTER Methinks y'are better spoken. ю 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 scaree so gross as beetles. Half-way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful...
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After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis

Julia Reinhard Lupton, Lupton Julia Einhard, Kenneth Reinhard - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 267 pages
...his role as deceiving crutch, a kind of anti-Antigone) to a "Dover Cliffs" constructed out of words: 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 First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 141 pages
...deceived. In nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLOUCESTER Methinks y'are better spoken. 10 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 samphire, dreadful...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 176 pages
...deceived: in nothing am I changed But in my garments. GLO'STER Methinks y'are better spoken. 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 sampire — dreadful...
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