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" ild you! They say the owl was a baker's daughter. Lord! we know what we are, but know not what we may be. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: With Corrections and ... - Page 346
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Isaac Reed - 1778
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Postmodernism in History: Fear Or Freedom?

Beverley C. Southgate - History - 2003 - 211 pages
...proclaimed in the context of his own 'rebirth'; or, in the more ambiguous words of Hamlet's Ophelia, 'Lord! we know what we are, but know not what we may be.'2 Those words of Ophelia can be taken as at once a statement and critique of the modernist position:...
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Shakespeare's Daughters

Sharon Hamilton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 191 pages
...(IV.v.159-60). But Ophelia herself suggests more complex causes for her insanity. "Lord," she muses, "we know what we are, but know not what we may be" (ll. 43-44). The other subject of her mad songs, besides bereavement, is seduction. In the Saint Valentine's...
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Theatricality as Medium

Samuel Weber - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 408 pages
...knowledge, to be sure, can never be self-knowledge, as Ophelia, in her "madness," fully recognizes: "Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be. God be at your table" (4.5.43-44) This renders the traditional demand of a story to be integral and whole applicable only...
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Distracted Subjects: Madness and Gender in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture

Carol Thomas Neely - Drama - 2004 - 244 pages
...to normative social order. CHAPTER 2 READING THE LANGUAGE OF DISTRACTION Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be. Hamlet As we have seen in the last chapter, the huge popularity of Hieronimo's madness in Kyd's Spanish...
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Look Back to Get Ahead: Life Lessons from History's Heroes

Michael Anthony Jackson - Self-Help - 2004 - 257 pages
...you are doing the best you can and treat yourself compassionately. The Art of Personal Reinvention Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V Throughout the ages and across cultures there is a recurring...
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Skeptical Feminism: Activist Theory, Activist Practice

Carolyn Dever - Social Science - 2004 - 219 pages
...in practical terms, in legal terms, and, in a more abstract context, epistemologically. Greer wrote, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be, or what we might have been. The dogmatism of science expresses the status quo as the ineluctable result...
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Hamlet : a Play in One Act

Lindsay Price - 2005 - 47 pages
...CLAUDIUS during the song. CLAUDIUS: How do you, pretty lady? OPHELIA: Well, God save you! They say the owl was a baker's daughter. Lord, we know what...but know not what we may be. God be at your table! CLAUDIUS: How long hath she been thus? OPHELIA: I hope all will be well. We must be patient. But I...
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Clever Gretchen and Other Forgotten Folktales

Alison Lurie - Juvenile Fiction - 2005 - 132 pages
...hooting into the night. 33 This old English tale is the source of Ophelia 's lines in Hamlet: "They say the owl was a baker's daughter. Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be. "In some versions, the fairy is replaced by a saint or Our Lord. 34 THE MASTERMAID O upon a time there...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 896 pages
...OPHELIA KING OPHELIA KING How do you, pretty lady? Well, God dild you! They say the owl was a baker's 40 daughter. Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be. God be at your table! Conceit upon her father. Pray you let's have no words of this, but when they ask you what it means,...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures. [Julius Caesar IV iii 216] Taking stock Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be. [Hamlet IVv41] Forget single figures Fling away ambition: By that sinjell the angels. How can man then,...
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