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" tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon... "
Observations on a Tour Through the Highlands and Part of the Western Isles ... - Page 55
by Thomas Garnett - 1811
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The Library Shakespeare: Comedies ; Vol. 2, Tragedies ; Vol. 3, Historical plays

William Shakespeare - 2004 - 1458 pages
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The Space of the Stage

Jeffrey Masten, Wendy Wall - 1999 - 318 pages
...narration for a blind man who, after all, cannot see anything: Come on sir, here's the place. Stand still. How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low!...wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, the dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 412 pages
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The Late Mr. Shakespeare

Robert Nye - 1999 - 428 pages
...Pyrochorax, when he has Edgar at Dover in King Lear pronounce Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low!...wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; half way down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade! Chapter Eight Which is mostly about choughs...
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John Soane: An Accidental Romantic

Gillian Darley - 1999 - 380 pages
...from King Lear which might be suggested by one precipitous view: 'Here lies the place stand still. How fearful, and dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so...and choughs, that wing the mid-way air, show scarce as gross as beetles.' The hea\y rain intensified a mood of Shakespearean tragedy. Mrs Hofland well...
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Romantic Aversions: Aftermaths of Classicism in Wordsworth and Coleridge

J. Douglas Kneale - 1999 - 250 pages
...SY9te Virgin fuĀ«! Shakespearean contexts, with the latter also containing midway and halfway images: "The crows and choughs that wing the midway air / Show scarce so gross as beetles. Half way down / Hangs one who gathers samphire" (King Lear 4.6.13-15). The verb "hangs" shows "a slight...
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The Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 1959 - 1392 pages
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Cedric Watts - 2000 - 244 pages
...creates a wonderful word picture to persuade his father that they are teetering on an awful brink: How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low!...wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his...
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The Vanishing: Shakespeare, the Subject, and Early Modern Culture

Christopher Pye - 2000 - 220 pages
...takes to be the cliffs of Dover. Edgar describes the view: Come on, sir; here's the place: stand still. How fearful And dizzy 'tis to cast one's eyes so low!...wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles; halfway down Hangs one that gathers sampire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head....
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The Centennial Review: CR., Volume 31

1987 - 510 pages
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