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" tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now ; if it be not now, yet it will come : the readiness is all : Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows, what is't to leave betimes ? "
Hamlet ; Othello - Page 342
by William Shakespeare - 1793
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it [will] come — the readiness is all. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows what is't to leave betimes, let be. (V, ii, 219-224) Hamlet has reached his nadir; he does not even care whether he survives the fight....
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not 200 now, yet it will come. The readiness is all. Since no man of aught he leaves knows, what is't to leave betimes? Let 202 be. A table prepared. [Enter] Trumpets, Drums, and Officers with cushions; King, Queen, [Osric,]...
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Shakespeare: Hamlet

Paul A. Cantor - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 101 pages
...not to come; if it be not to come. it will be now: if it be not now. yet it will come - the readiness is all. Since no man. of aught he leaves. knows what is't to leave betimes. let be. ( V.ii.2 19-24) There is something attractive and soothing about these speeches. and critics are understandably...
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When the Norns Have Spoken: Time and Fate in Germanic Paganism

Anthony Winterbourne - Religion - 2004 - 187 pages
...prove more difficult than even the Greeks and Romans imagined. 5 The Logic of Fatalism The readiness is all. Since no man of aught he leaves knows, what is't to leave betimes? Let be. — Hamlet THROUGHOUT THIS DISCUSSION, NOTWITHSTANDING THE OCCASIONAL counterintuitive suggestion that...
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Directing Shakespeare: A Scholar Onstage

Sidney Homan - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 152 pages
..."let be," which in Shakespeare's tragedy concludes his final lines before the fatal duel with Laertes: "Since no man of aught he leaves knows, what is't to leave betimes, let be" (5.2.223-24). Guildenstern's final complaint that this "is not enough," that man deserves some explanation,...
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The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 452 pages
...not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come - the readiness is all. Since no man of aught he leaves knows, what is't to leave betimes? Let be. We may be reminded of Feeble's consolation: 'And let it go which way it will, he that dies this year...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...to come - if it be not to come, it will be now - if it be not now, yet it will come - the readiness is all. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows what is't to leave betimes, let be. 210 Attendants enter to set benches and carry in cushions for the spectators; next follow trumpeters...
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X-kit Literature Series: FET Hamlet

English literature - 2006 - 60 pages
...not to come. lf it be not to come, it will be now lf it be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all. Since no man of aught he leaves knows, what is't to leave betimes? Let be l defy augury (forecasting the future). Even the death of a sparrow shows that everything is carefully...
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Mr William Shakespeare His Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,: Set Out by ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...foreftal their repair hither, and fay, you are not fit. HAM. Not a whit, we defy augury; there is fpeciat providence in the fall of a fparrow. If it be now,...will come : the readinefs is all : Since no man, of ought he leaves, knows, what is't to leave betimes ? Let be. Enter King, Queen, LAERTES, Lards, OSR.ICK,...
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The Manuscript of Shakeseapre's Hamlet and the Problems of Its Transmission

...come — if it be not to come, it will be now — if it be not now, yet it will come — the readiness is all. Since no man of aught he leaves knows what is't to leave betimes, let be. Hamlet's argument is: "early" or "late" is no matter, so long as one is prepared; and since we can...
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