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" My liege, and madam, to expostulate What majesty should be, what duty is, Why day is day, night night, and time is time, Were nothing but to waste night, day and time. Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, 90 And tediousness the limbs and outward... "
Shakespeare's Hamlet, herausg. von K. Elze - Seite 31
von William Shakespeare - 1857 - 272 Seiten
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 666 Seiten
...expressed. ALEXANDER POPE, (1688-1744) British satirical poet. "An Essay on Criticism," I. 2978(1711). Brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, (1564-1616) British dramatist, poet. Polonius, in Hamlet, act2, sc. 2, 1. 91-2(1604)....
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The American Constitution and Its Provenance

Richard G. Stevens - 1997 - 410 Seiten
...tedious speech that goads Gertrude into demanding of him "more matter, with less art," he tells us that "brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes."16 Hamlet describes him as a "foolish, prating knave."17 The good Polish jokes, the ones...
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Hamlet: The Inessential Shakespeare

John Hort, Leela Hort - 1998 - 72 Seiten
...kingship ought to be, what duty is, why day is day, night is night and time is time, would be merely to waste night, day and time. Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, I will be brief. Your noble son is mad. And to be mad is—simply—to be mad. But never mind that....
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 212 Seiten
...we'll feast together. Most welcome home! Exeunt Ambassadors. POLONIUS This business is well ended. 86 My liege and madam, to expostulate What majesty should...time, Were nothing but to waste night, day, and time. 90 Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 Seiten
...Thus, in the manuscript book of Anecdotes collected by Sir What majesty should be, what duty is, 87 Why day is day, night night, and time is time, Were...time. Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, 90 And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief. Your noble son is rnad : Mad...
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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - 2001 - 328 Seiten
...give a damn." * "Go ahead, make my day." * "Show me the money." Can You Focus Key Information? . . . since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness...flourishes, I will be brief. Your noble son is mad. Polonius, Hamlet. 2, 2 Polonius's comment about brevity, with wit better defined as wisdom, has often...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 304 Seiten
...sun doth move, Doubt truth to be a liar, The Tragedie of Hamlet What Maiestie should be, what Dutie is, Why day is day; night, night; and time is time,...but to waste Night, Day and Time. Therefore, since Breuitie is the Soule of Wit, And tediousnesse, the limbes and outward flourishes, I will be breefe....
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The Lecturer's Tale: A Novel

James Hynes - 2002 - 408 Seiten
...something to say?" Pescecane smiled viciously. " 'To expostulate what majesty should be, what duty is, what day is day, night night, and time is time, were nothing but to waste night, day and time.' " "Well, Hamlet," said Weissmann condescendingly. "Every schoolboy knows Hamlet, Anthony." "Then what's...
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Words For Smart Test Takers: The Tools You Need for High Scores on College ...

Mark Alan Stewart - 2001 - 284 Seiten
...aphorism, "Brevity is a virtue." In Act 2 of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Polonius took this adage to heart: *• Since brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness...the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief." A person known for brevity might be described as pithy, sententious, terse, laconic, or succinct. CALLOW...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - 2001 - 420 Seiten
...(2.2.86-90), and, then, while drawing an explicit conclusion ("Therefore"), and introducing two new premises ("[S]ince brevity is the soul of wit, / And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes" [2.2.90-91]), promising to "be brief" (2.2.92). Polonius manages to use sententious expression, as...
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