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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 ? "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 335
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Choyce Drollery: Songs & Sonnets: Being a Collection of Divers Excellent ...

Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth - Ballads, English - 1876 - 426 pages
...successor of the " Royal Martyr," it was evident that the Restoration must be merely a question of time. " 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 !" To more than one of those who had sat in the illconstituted and miscalled High Court of Justice,...
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Shame in Shakespeare

Ewan Fernie, Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway Ewan Fernie - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 274 pages
...committed to good, but recognises it as beyond himself. He submits his will to God: There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,...be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all. (5.2.215-18) Since the sparrow was a familiar emblem of lechery, we may assume that Hamlet is referring...
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Listening for Our Song

Margaret L. Beard - Religion - 2002 - 105 pages
...live so that death doesn't make us feel cheated. I remember the lines from Hamlet There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,...be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all. The readiness is all. The readiness has more to do with life than death. It has to do with knowing...
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Children and Fools: A Twisted Tale of the Vienna Woods

Terry Mirll - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 260 pages
...different. Regret. Shakespeare's Hamlet said it much better than I could ever express: "There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,...not now; yet it will come. The readiness is all." Or, in layman's terms, "You're gonna die, stupid, so deal with it!" For all my soapboxing, for all...
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Through the Rose Window: Art, Myth, and the Religious Imagination

John F. Hayward - Religion - 2002 - 174 pages
...Horatio. Hamlet replies, Not a whit, we defy augury; there's a special providence in the fall of the sparrow. If it be now, Tis not to come; if it be not...not now, yet it will come — the readiness is all. "The Readiness Is All" is a good title for the wild horses picture. One has to be ready in the midst...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - Electronic books - 2007 - 344 pages
...be." — "Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest." — "If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come,...not now, yet it will come; the readiness is all." — "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." — Shakespeare "Our senses, as our reason, are divine."...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 26

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 208 pages
...is not a direct deed of cruelty, and on his return to Denmark, it is in a condition of resignation:' If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come,...not now, yet it will come — the readiness is all.' He appears to be talking about his own death — but he is talking also about the death of Claudius...
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On All Sides Nowhere: Building a Life in Rural Idaho

William Gruber - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 147 pages
...man can die but once. We owe God a death. An't be my destiny, so. An't be not, so." Or Hamlet: "If 't be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it...be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is alL" Benge drank the water. He didn't double over in spasms, not immediately nor on the way back to town...
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Players of Shakespeare 5, Volume 5

Royal Shakespeare Company - Drama - 2003 - 234 pages
...moment when the actor has to strip away any sense of display, or contrivance, or self-consciousness: There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow....yet it will come. The readiness is all. Since no man knows of aught he leaves, what is't to leave betimes? Let be. (vu 213-18) This fatalism is repeated...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...their repair hither, and say you are not fit. 229 Ham. 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 has aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes? [Let be.] 235 I 70. [bet] Q.,. but f. 1 74....
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