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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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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - 2001 - 240 Seiten
...target — possibly as a result of their failed ja'chuq against Khamlet Senior, alluded to in I 1.) since brevity is the soul of wit, / and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes: lit. since sharpshooting in a speech acts as the soul's core to wisdom, and boring speeches act merely...
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Romantic Shakespeare: From Stage to Page

Younglim Han - 2001 - 268 Seiten
...a communicable and forward impetus, but only the outward form of set speeches. Polonius knows that "brevity is the soul of wit, / And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes" (2.2.91-92), but cannot give substance to his theory: Polonius: I will be brief. Your noble son is...
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Rhetoric and Kairos: Essays in History, Theory, and Praxis

Phillip Sipiora, James S. Baumlin - 2002 - 276 Seiten
...Polonius proves the most egregious, coming off as a mere parody of the Humanist scholar-statesman: My liege, and madam, to expostulate What majesty should...flourishes, I will be brief. Your noble son is mad.... (2.2.86-92) Gertrude's response, "more matter, with less art" (2.2.95) immediately deflates such empty...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 214 Seiten
...whom does he speak? (ii) What has just happened? (iii) What does the speaker decide to do next? D5 My liege and madam, to expostulate What majesty should...the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief. (i) Who is the speaker? (ii) Who does he call 'My liege and madam'? (iii) What has he really come to...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 340 Seiten
...we'll feast together. Most welcome home! Exeunt the ambassadors POLONIUS This business is well ended. My liege and madam, to expostulate What majesty should...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 mad. Mad call...
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The Elsinore Appeal: People Vs. Hamlet

New York Bar Association - 1996 - 200 Seiten
...we'll feast together. Most welcome home! Exeunt Ambassadors. POLONIUS: This business is well ended. 85 My liege, and madam, to expostulate What majesty should...is, Why day is day, night night, and time is time, Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, 90 And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I...
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Shakespeare Survey, Band 2

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 196 Seiten
...pleases Polonius, for in another passage he uses it again, varying it as follows : "To expostulate . . .why day is day, night, night, and time is time, were nothing but to waste night, day, and time" (n, ii, 85). Metaphysics is evidently not to his taste, although he does like to use high-flown phrases....
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Victorian Appropriations of Shakespeare: George Eliot, A.C. Swinburne ...

Robert Sawyer - 2003 - 182 Seiten
...Compare, for example, one of Polonius's famous speeches with Dickens's language. Polonius declaims, [T]o expostulate What majesty should be, what duty...the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief. (Hamlet 2.2.87-93) Dickens's convoluted rhetoric is no less inflated or obfuscatory: By some means,...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - 2003 - 344 Seiten
...together. Most welcome home! [Exeunt Voltimand and Cornelius. Pol. This business is well ended. 85 My liege, and madam, to expostulate What majesty should...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 mad. Mad call...
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The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious

Sigmund Freud - 2003 - 276 Seiten
...he does so some lines of the old windbag Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet (Act II, scene ii, 90-92): Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness...the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief. Lipps's description of this brevity then becomes significant (p. 90). The joke says what it says, not...
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