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" Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form: Then have I reason to be fond of... "
The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ... - Page 101
by William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 pages
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Necessary Losses: The Loves Illusions Dependencies and Impossible Ex

Judith Viorst - Self-Help - 2010 - 448 pages
...Constance: "You are as fond of your grief as of your child," she offers him this desperate explanation: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief. Another version of chronic grief is the so-called "mummification" of the dead, the keeping of every...
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The Late Mr. Shakespeare

Robert Nye - Fiction - 1999 - 398 pages
...has Queen Constance in Act III Scene 4 lament the fate of her son Arthur in these lines that follow: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...with his form: Then have I reason to be fond of grief . Of course, I could be wrong. My linking of the writing of this speech with what Mr Shakespeare may...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 512 pages
...suggested Shakespeare wrote Hamnet's epitaph in the words of Arthur's mother Constance in King John: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form. . ." But although the sentiments certainly evoke every reality of grief for a lost child, Dr Rowse's...
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Collected Works Of Samuel Alexander

Samuel Alexander - Philosophy - 2000 - 1988 pages
...Pand. You hold too heinous a respect of grief. Const. He talks to me that never had a son. K. Phil. You are as fond of grief as of your child. Const....his form: Then, have I reason to be fond of grief? VI. ON Music From Newman, University Sermons (quoted in RH Mutton's Cardinal Newman). There are seven...
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Radical Food: Health and diet

Timothy Morton - Drinking behavior - 2000 - 695 pages
...Shakespeare has beautifully painted this passion, in the lamentation of Constance for her son, in King John: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then have I reason to be fond of grief? O Lord! my boy, my Arthur, my fair son; My life, my joy, my food, my all the world. Some such expressions...
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A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies

Anne McCracken, Mary Semel - Self-Help - 2000 - 295 pages
...talks to me that never had a son. KING PHILIP: You are as fond of grief as of your child. CONSTANCE: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then have I reason to be fond of grief. Fare you well. Had you such a loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do. O Lord, my boy, my...
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Performance Power

Joss Bennathan - College and school drama - 2001 - 244 pages
...knows that, without her son, her own position, privilege and safety are threatened. King John CONSTANCE Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...form. •> Then have I reason to be fond of grief? Fare you well. Had you such a loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do. She unbinds her hair....
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The Loves of Shakespeare's Women

Susannah York, William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 112 pages
...pretty Arthur more. 'As fond of grief you say, 'as of my child' He talks to me that never had a son. Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form: Then have I reason to be fond of grief. O Lord! my boy, my Arthur, my fair son! My life, my joy, my food, my all the world! King John, Act...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 413 pages
...but as she leaves, she pulls it all down again, and her confused words mirror her distracted reason: Grief fills the room up of my absent child: Lies in...his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief? Fare you well: had you such a loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do. I will not keep this...
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Nursing Research: A Qualitative Perspective

Patricia L. Munhall - Medical - 2001 - 672 pages
...like that in the Mother's Day poem, which follows this one by Shakespeare: Grief fills up the room of my absent child Lies in his bed, walks up and down...parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form: Mother's Day On Sunday I was a mother for a little while. VJith one final push the baby was out. And...
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