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" Be absolute for death ; either death, or life, Shall thereby be the sweeter. Reason thus with life : — If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep : a breath thou art, Servile to all the skyey influences, That dost this habitation,... "
Shakspeare's Measure for Measure: A Comedy - Page 30
by William Shakespeare - 1803 - 68 pages
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1819
...miserable have no other medicine, But only hope : I have hope to live, and am prepaid to die. Duke. Be absolute for death ; either death, or life, Shall thereby be the sweeter. Reason thus with life,If I do lose thee, I do Jose a thing That none but fools would keep : a breath thou art, (Servile...
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Letters on the Eastern States

William Tudor - Boston (Mass.) - 1820 - 356 pages
...that will bear the support of poetry : let me recall a passage that you are well acquainted with. • Reason thus with life :— If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would reck ; — a breath them art, Servile to all the skyey influences, That do this habitation, where thou...
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Letters on the Eastern States

William Tudor - Boston (Mass.) - 1820 - 356 pages
...that will bear the support of poetry : let me recall a passage that yoa are well acquainted with. • Reason thus with life : — If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would reck ; — a breath thou art, Servile to all the skyey influences, That do this habitation, where thou...
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The Old Manor House, Volume 2

Charlotte Smith - 1820
...still were anxious to live ; and could never, as he at this moment found himself disposed to do — " Reason thus with life : If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing Which none but fools would keep." Yet he had seen many die in the field, who neither seemed to fear...
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The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces ..., Volume 37, Part 2

English literature - 1820
...still were anxious to live; and could never, as he at this moment found himself disposed to do— " Reason thus with life : If I do lose thee, I do lose a thine; Which none but fools would keep." Yet he had seen many die in the field, who neither seemed...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 9

William Shakespeare, Edmond Malone - 1821
...Philaster : " 1 had thought, thy mind " Had been of honour." STEEYENS. 94 MEASURE FOR MEASURE. ACT m. Shall thereby be the sweeter. Reason thus with life,—...thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep 5 : a breath thou art, 4 Be absolute for death ;] Be determined to die, without any hope of life. Horace,...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1822
...no other medicine. Bat only hope : I have hope to live, and am prepar'd to die. Duke. Be absolutei for death; either death, or life, Shall thereby be...a thing That none but fools would keep : a breath them art (Servile to all the skiey influences,) That dost this hahitation, where thou keep'st, Hourly...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...all ages hence In them his deathless eloquence. THE ESTIMATE OF LIFE. IN THKEE PARTS. PART I. ; or, Reason thus with life ; If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing, That none but fools would weep. SHAKSP. Measure for Measure. OFFSPRING of folly and of noise, Fantastic train of airy joys, Cease,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: Measure for ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...miserable have no other medicine, But only hope : I have hope to live, and am prepar'd to die. Duke. Be absolute for death ; either death, or life, Shall...skiey influences,) That dost this habitation, where tbou keep'st, Hourly afflict : merely, thou art death's fool ; For him thou labour'st by thy flight...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1823
...miserable have no other medicine, But only hope: I have hope to live, and am prepar'd to die. Duke. Be absolute for death; either death, or life, Shall...thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep 5 : a breath thou art, (Servile to all the skiey influences,) That dost this habitation, where thou...
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