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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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Shakespeare in the Present

Terence Hawkes, Terence (Emeritus Professor of English Hawkes, Cardiff University UK) - 2002 - 164 pages
...justification of unencumbered carnality; of a powerful sexual energy confined by no cultural restrictions: 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 I^g of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base? When my dimensions...
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Solo-speare! : Shakespearean Monologues for Student Actors

William Shakespeare, Lindsay Price - 2003 - 73 pages
...doth does plague of custom fops fools lag behind 'tween between base low, illegitimate speed succeed 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 moon-shines Lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base? When my dimensions...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's King Lear

Grace Ioppolo - 2003 - 192 pages
...Ceremony. I7 ie if he continues to show poot judgement in his decisions. Enter EDMUND, solur' 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 moonshinesLag1 of a brother? Why 'bastard'? Wherefore4 'base'?1 When my...
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Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest: The Discovery of Nature and the ...

Mark Allen McDonald - 2004 - 317 pages
...by blood and legitimacy. In his opening soliloquy, Edmund contrasts custom and nature, reflecting: 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?... Edmund is...
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In Praise of Nepotism

Adam Bellow - 2004 - 576 pages
...our best guide to this phenomenon. In King Lear he has the bastard son of Gloucester make the case: 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 moon-shines Lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base? When my dimensions...
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Much Ado about Nothing

Lawrence Green - 2004 - 80 pages
...the unfairness of society which - through no fault of their own deprived them of many basic rights. 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 moon-shines 5 Lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base? When my dimensions...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 pages
...audience, Edmund questions the customs that deprive bastards of the birthright given to legitimate sons: 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? . . . Now gods stand up for bastards. (Act...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...heat. [they go SCENE 2 A room in the Earl of Gloucester's castle Enter EDMUND, with a letter 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 Lag of a brother? Why bastard? wherefore base? When my dimensions...
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Shakespeare Goes to Paris: How the Bard Conquered France

John Pemble - 2005 - 240 pages
...could be obtained by paraphrasing and trimming. In his first soliloquy, Shakespeare's Edmund says: 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 moonshines Lag of a brother? In Loti's and Vedel's version he says: Pour...
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Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner's Ring

Mark Berry - 2006 - 287 pages
...though Shakespeare has society turn Edmund vicious, like ugly Alberich, rather than a mere outlaw: 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...
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