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" No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; and why of that loam whereto he was... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 254
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...Alexander till 'a find it stopping a bunghole? (He stops, listening to Horatio's reply, then explains — ) ...Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander...was converted, might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. O that that earth,...
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Freud on Sublimation: Reconsiderations

Volney Patrick Gay - Psychology - 1992 - 374 pages
...and the dead fathers of the play and their sons.) Hamlet explains his reasoning and his associations: No, faith, not a jot, but to follow him thither with...to dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; of why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 138 pages
...'Twere to consider too curiously, to consider so. HAMLET No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him th1ther with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it; as...returneth to dust, the dust is earth, of earth we make 200 loam, and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious...
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The Classical Monologue, Men

Michael Earley, Philippa Keil - Performing Arts - 1992 - 145 pages
...consider too curiously to consider so.] No, faith, not a jot, but to follow him thither with modesty9 enough, and likelihood to lead it. As thus: Alexander...returneth to dust, the dust is earth, of earth we make loam,10 and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer barrel? Imperious...
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Postmodernism: A Reader

Professor of English Literature Thomas Docherty, Thomas Docherty - Philosophy - 1993 - 528 pages
...fictionalises the downfall of Alexander: Alexander died, Alexander was buried. Alexander returneth into dust, the dust is earth, of earth we make loam, and...loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel?69 Thus begins a series of more or less comic reflections on the 'disjunctive' human body...
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And Flights of Angels

Terrence Ortwein - 1994 - 91 pages
...'a find it stopping a bunghole? HORATIO(P). Twere to consider too curiously, to consider so. HAMLET. No, faith, not a jot, but to follow him thither with...loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer barrel? (Exit CLOWN.) But soft, but soft awhile! Here comes the King. (Enter KING, QUEEN, LAERTES,...
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A Buddhist's Shakespeare: Affirming Self-deconstructions

James Howe - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 273 pages
...Horatio!" Yet he is unthreatened by this recognition. Instead, he joins in the grave diggers' ironic humor: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? (5.1.202, 207-12) In thus accepting the inevitability of his own death, Hamlet completes the questioning...
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Hamlet and Narcissus

John Russell - Drama - 1995 - 246 pages
...so," he temperately says (Vi207-8). But Hamlet is not temperate. "No, faith, not a jot," he counters, but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and...loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. O,...
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Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot - Drama - 1995 - 197 pages
...himself the right to dream, speculate and allow the imagination to play on the confines of absurdity: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. v, i, 201-7 On...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...were wont to set the table on a roar? (V, i, 184-191) Then his thoughts turn to another great prince: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? (V, i. 208-212) The humor is tinged with melancholy. It suggests a man more at peace with his world,...
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