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" I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers Could not with all their quantity of love, Make up my sum. "
The North American Review - Page 661
edited by - 1868
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Shakespeare's Window Into the Soul: The Mystical Wisdom in Shakespeare's ...

Martin Lings - 2006 - 228 pages
...might be called the magnificent extravagance of their imagery. Hamlet "rants" (to use his own word): I loved Ophelia; forty thousand brothers Could not, with all their quantity of love, Make up my sum. — What wilt thou do for her? . . . Woo't weep? woo't fight? woo't fast? woo't tear thyself? Woo't...
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Infirm Glory: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Image of Man

Sukanta Chaudhuri - 1981 - 284 pages
...meaningless, incapable of countering his mother's carnality but rather reflecting it in embryo. Yet he loves Ophelia: . . . forty thousand brothers Could not, with all their quantity of love, Make up my sum. (V. i. 263-5) So too in the Graveyard Scene, Hamlet deeply perceives the common lot of man: That skull...
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On Murder

Thomas De Quincey - 2006 - 240 pages
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Hamlet: The Texts of 1603 and 1623: Third Series

William Shakespeare - 2006 - 392 pages
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Food in Shakespeare: Early Modern Dietaries and the Plays

Joan Fitzpatrick - 2007 - 188 pages
...revenge. In his confrontation with Laertes, Hamlet challenges him over who loves Ophelia most: HAMLET I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers Could not, with all their quantity of love, Make up my sum. — What wilt thou do for her? KING CLAUDIUS O, he is mad, Laertes. QUEEN GERTRUDE For love of God,...
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English Grammer Composition and Correspondence

Pink & Thomas - 2007 - 516 pages
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'Hamlet' Without Hamlet

Margreta de Grazia - 2007 - 16 pages
...calls the duel a "brothers' wager" (5.2.249). This would make him loving brother to Ophelia as well: "Forty thousand brothers / Could not with all their quantity of love/ Make up my sum" (5.1.264—6). 64 "A Funeral Elegy on the Death of Richard Burbage" (1619), in EK Chambers, The Elizabethan...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture

Robert Shaughnessy - 2007 - 267 pages
...successful Romeo and Juliet, with a decisive Ophelia and a Hamlet who really does love her so much that "forty thousand brothers / Could not with all their quantity of love / Make up [his] sum"(5. 1.264-66). Not only does Ophelia see Old Hamlet's ghost and ally herself with Hamlet...
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Shakspere, Personal Recollections

John A. Joyce - 2008 - 300 pages
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The Best of the World's Classics: Restricted to Prose, Volume 5

Francis W. Halsey, Henry Cabot Lodge - 2007 - 228 pages
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