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" No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; and why of that loam whereto he was... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 254
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Loving Dr. Johnson

Helen Deutsch - History - 2005 - 322 pages
...and likelihood to lead it; as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust, the dust is earth, of earth we make loam, and...was converted, might they not stop a beer-barrel? Hamlet, 5.1.196—205 Autopsy as Romance To consider Samuel Johnson's autopsy at all is to consider...
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The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 452 pages
...in his riddling reduction of Alexander to a bunghole (using the figure tnetalepsis, Joseph, p. 159): 'Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...earth we make loam, and why of that loam whereto he has converted might they not stop a beer barrel?' To the purist this may all seem superfluous display,...
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Renaissance Drama 35

Mary Floyd-Wilson, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. - Drama - 2006 - 222 pages
...counsels against such musing, but Hamlet proceeds to recast the old masculine engagement with winter: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. 0 that that earth...
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Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

John Albert Murley, Sean D. Sutton - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 265 pages
...and likelihood to lead it: as thus: Alexander dies, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; and...was converted, might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperial Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the world in away: O, that that...
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Looking for Hamlet

Marvin W. Hunt - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 256 pages
...HAMLET: No, faith, not a jot, but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel? Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. A bunghole is the...
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The Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great

Andrew Michael Chugg - History - 2007 - 317 pages
...he find it stopping a bung-hole? Horatio: Twere to consider too curiously, to consider so. Hamlet: No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with...Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; and why of that loam, whereto he was converted,...
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Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

Thomas Rist - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 165 pages
...till a find it stopping a bung-hole? HORATIO Twere to consider too curiously to consider so. HAMLET No. faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with...Alexander died. Alexander was buried. Alexander returneth into dust, the dust is earth, of earth we make loam, and why of that loam whereto he was converted...
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