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" Thou, nature, art my goddess ; to thy law My services are bound : Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom ; and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moon-shines Lag of a brother? Why bastard? "
The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added to the ... - Page 219
by William Shakespeare - 1818
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 336 pages
...'t. 295 GONORIL We must do something, and i'th' heat. Exeunt Sc . 2 Enter Edmund the bastard EDMUND Thou, nature, art my goddess . To thy law My services...permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines 5 Lag of a brother? Why 'bastard'? Wherefore 'base', When my...
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - 2001 - 498 pages
...illegitimate son, Edmund; or, following the Folio's stage direction, "Enter Bastard with a letter."26 Bast: Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services...permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base? When my dimensions...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - 2002 - 228 pages
...Vice of the morality plays. As Gloucester's 'natural' son, he decides that he will act 'naturally': Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services...permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve of fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother ? Why bastard ? Wherefore base ? When my dimensions...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - 2001 - 361 pages
...his older brother, Edgar, and this knowledge furnishes Edmund with motivation to wreak destruction: Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom,...permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother? (I, ii, 2-6) He refuses to accept the values...
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The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy

George Wilson Knight - 2001 - 393 pages
...hestiaL Therefore 'namre' is his goddess: Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services are hound. Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom,...permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a hrother? Why hastard? Wherefore hase? When my dimensions...
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King Lear, by William Shakespeare

Lloyd Cameron - 2001 - 102 pages
...speaks in iambic pentameter. Likewise, Edmund's soliloquy that opens Act I, Scene ii, is richly poetic: Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me? (Act I, Sc. ii, lines 2-4) But this is soon dropped for an offhand, colloquial manner when his father...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - 2002 - 283 pages
...expresses even more overtly than lago the philosophic denial of these in the most famous of his speeches, Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services...permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me? For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base? When my dimensions...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - 2002 - 398 pages
...nature" (V.iii.243-44) . Edmund, in the first of two great addresses to nature in the play, announces: Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services...permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base? When my dimensions...
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Novel Shakespeares: Twentieth-century Women Novelists and Appropriation

Julie Sanders - 2001 - 258 pages
...related stage type), has become almost an essentialist expression of the bastard's theatrical role: Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services...permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother? Why bastard? wherefore base? When my dimensions...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - 2002 - 375 pages
...is not part of thee /Take all myself" (Romeo and Juliet, 2.1.80-91). Listen, finally, to Edmund: "Thou, Nature, art my goddess. To thy law / My services...The curiosity of nations to deprive me / For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines / Lag of a brother? Why 'bastard'? Wherefore 'base', / When...
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