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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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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 260 pages
...Augustine's point. She defends her right to grieve, explaining the emotion's psychological function: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief? (KJ 3.4.93-8) Alexander Leggatt notes the same phenomenon in Richard II. When Leggatt observes that...
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Life After Grief: An Astrological Guide to Dealing with Loss

Darrelyn Gunzburg - Family & Relationships - 2004 - 340 pages
...p. 1054) reflect Shakespeare's own grief at the death of his son Hamnet in August, 1596: Constance: "Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies...parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form;" The Buddha raised his hand. There was one proviso: each mustard seed had to come from a house where...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...insisting on her grief, she replies with an eloquent simplicity that breaks free from the tangled plot: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form. (3.4.93-97) If there is no secure link between these lines and the death of Hamnet, there is, at the...
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Stratford Upon Avon City Guide

Annie Bullen - History - 2009 - 104 pages
...aged 1 1 . His father, writing King John, has Constance, whose son has disappeared, poignantly say: 'Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies...gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his fom He arrived in London and, by the age of 27, had tasted success as an actor and writer, with several...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 464 pages
...thoughts start into images, but her feelings become persons: grief haunts her as a living presence: Grief fills the room up of my absent child; Lies in...his form; Then have I reason to be fond of grief. And death is welcomed as a bridegroom; she sees the visionary monster as Juliet saw "the bloody Tybalt...
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The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question

Scott McCrea - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 280 pages
...of Hamnet Shakespeare in 1596 is alleged to be reflected in Constance's famous speech in King John: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form. Then have I reason to be fond...
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Where There's a Will There's a Way: Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned ...

Laurie E. Maguire - Self-Help - 2006 - 214 pages
...can also fill it; memory can cause pain, but it can also console. As Constance explains 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? (3.4.93-98) At this stage in her play, however, she is, like Hamlet, in excessive grief, in continuous...
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The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the ...

Marvin Minsky - Science - 2007 - 400 pages
...Here Shakespeare shows how we embrace our griefs and squeeze them till they take on pleasing shapes: Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in...his form; Then have I reason to be fond of grief. — Shakespeare, in King John -5 Mental Correctors, Suppressors, and Censors "Don't pay any attention...
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Female Mourning in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama: From the Raising ...

Katharine Goodland - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 254 pages
...(3.4.92). Characteristically Constance inverts criticism of her behavior and turns it into a justification: "Grief fills the room up of my absent child / Lies...his form. / then have I reason to be fond of grief?" (3.4.93-8). For Constance, her son and her grief are inseparable. Her grief nourishes her, for it is...
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Shakespeare's Friends

Kate Pogue - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 183 pages
...the echo of Shakespeare's own sorrow in the lines of Constance grieving over her son in King John: Grief fills the room up of my absent child: Lies in...vacant garments with his form; Then have I reason to he fond of grief. . . . O Lord! My boy, my Arthur, my fair son! My life, my joy, my food, my all the...
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