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" Ah ! Vanitas Vanitatum ! which of us is happy in this world ? Which of us has his desire ? or having it, is satisfied ? — come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out. "
The British Chess Magazine - Page 430
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A Dictionary of Literary Devices: Gradus, A-Z

Bernard Marie Dupriez - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1991 - 545 pages
...happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? - Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.' Rl: Parabasis is a figure of enunciation*. See excuse*; authorism*, R2; and intonation*. Semi-parabasis...
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Famous Last Words: Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure

Alison Booth - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 393 pages
...two little girls engaged in shutting up the box of puppets. The narrator announces abruptly, "Let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out." Yet outside, resisting being "shut up," are three maverick puppets. One, the pudgy Jos puppet, is upended...
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Novels Behind Glass: Commodity Culture and Victorian Narrative

Andrew H. Miller - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 242 pages
This book examines the relationship between the novel and the emergent commodity culture of Victorian England.
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...SAINT-EXUPÉRY, (1900-1944) French aviator, author. The Little Prince, ch. 1 (1943). 8 Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out. WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY, (1 81 1 -1 863) British author. Vanity Fair, ch. 67(1848). Closing words....
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 584 pages
...in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? — Come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out. This self-conscious authorial role recalls Henry Fielding, but later Victorian novelists tend to point...
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Impossible Purities: Blackness, Femininity, and Victorian Culture

Jennifer DeVere Brody - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 257 pages
...happy in the world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it is satisfied?— Come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out'" (p. 878). It is a dubious honor that each "Miss S." (Sedley, Sharpe, and Swartz) succeeds in securing...
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The Cultivation of Hatred, Volume 3

Peter Gay - History - 1993 - 685 pages
...in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? — Come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out."17 Here, truly, is Harlequin whom Thackeray sent to the doctor for his melancholia. He is Thackeray,...
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Tilting at Mortality: Narrative Strategies in Joseph Heller's Fiction

David M. Craig - Fiction - 2000 - 330 pages
...happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? — Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out."32 With such devices as chapter titles like "Entr'acte" and "Finale," he defines via his operatic...
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Dickens Redressed: The Art of Bleak House and Hard Times

Alexander Welsh - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 225 pages
...happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?— Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out."21 The moral at the end of Hard Times is addressed to the reader in a different key, but the novel...
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The Cambridge Companion to the Brontës

Heather Glen - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 251 pages
...assured, mocking rejoinder to the expectations aroused by these her contemporaries. 'Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out', Thackeray had pronounced, at the ending of Vanity Fair. If the 'winding-up' of Shirley might seem to...
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