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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. "
Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in progress to which ... - Page 164
by Robert Deverell - 1813
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Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading

Alan Sinfield - English literature - 1992 - 365 pages
...specially in respect of religious ideas and attitudes in early modern England. HAMLET'S SPECIAL PROVIDENCE We defy augury. There is a special providence in the...it will come. The readiness is all. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows aught, what is't to leave betimes? Let be. (Hamlet 5.2.215-20)21 [God is]...
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The Tragedie of Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...and is, therefore, improper in the mouth of Cesar. 43. Will come, when it will come] Compare, Hamlet: 'If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come...aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes.' — V, ii, 231-235. — ED. 45. Augurers] WALKER (Crit., ii, 49): It seems possible that in this passage...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...forestall their repair hither, and say you are not fit. Not a whit. We defy augury. There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,...yet it will come. The readiness is all. Since no man knows aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes?61 The Tragedie of Hamlet 217 the Foyles...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...inaction by blaming forces beyond his power. Later he becomes even more resigned: There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be [now],...[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...
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Rosencratz and Gildenstern are Dead by Tom ...

Lloyd Cameron, Rebecca Barnes - English literature - 2001 - 112 pages
...and Laertes's plans, although Hamlet has a feeling of resignation which he expresses in these terms: If it be now, 'tis not to come. If it be not to come,...be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all. (Act V, Sc. ii, lines 214-16) When Hamlet meets Laertes prior to their fencing match, he apologises...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...shapes our ends," he praised acting rashly. But, now, he seems to undermine the basis for acting at all: If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come,...be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all. (5.2.216-18) Since the time of everyone's death is determined, Hamlet says, all anyone can do is learn...
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The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard DeVoto

Wallace Earle Stegner - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 464 pages
...DeVoto went to Brandt. This Week approved, for its "Words to Live By" series, a gloss on Hamlet's words: "If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come,...not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all." DeVoto said he thought the final phrase the greatest statement in English. And he was prepared to live...
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Shakespeare's Noise

Kenneth Gross - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 282 pages
...among overturned chairs, listening as the actor playing Hamlet says, with immense and insistent calm, "If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come,...not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all." In their original context, these words invite one to speculate about secret plots, hidden enemies,...
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Byron and Shakespeare

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 381 pages
...their repair hither, and say you are not fit. Hamlet: Not a whit; we defy augury. There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,...aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes? Let be. (V, ii, 222) The accent is exactly Byronic. 'It is no matter', 'Let be': Byron's own writings...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...before the end witness a profound acceptance of death : Not a whit, we defy augury: there 'sa special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,...all : since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is 't to leave betimes? Let be. (v. ii. 230) Here Hamlet is at peace, at last: at peace with death....
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