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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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A Dictionary of the Language of Shakespeare

Swynfen Jervis - 1868 - 374 pages
...horrible form, Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason, And draw you into madness ? Hamlet, i. 4. Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom, and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, DEPUTATION. 90 For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother 1 King Lear, i. 2....
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Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - 1869 - 379 pages
...Concealment: p. 174, 1. 27. Cumber, sb. Encumbrance : p. 246, 1. 6. Curiosity, sb. Nicety: p. 32,1. 10. ' Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom,...and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me." Shakespeare, Lear, i. 2. 4. ..Curious, adj. Careful to excess, scrupulous, careful, nice : p. 10, L...
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Laokoon: oder über die Grenzen der Malerei und Poesie : mit beiläufigen ...

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - 1870 - 164 pages
...toeitem nidjt fo »tel ©djaubern unb Gntfefeen ermedt, ata tiefer? 2Benn id) ben SBaftarb fagen bore : * Thou, Nature, art my Goddess, to thy Law My Services are bound; wherefore should I Stand in the Plage of Custom, and permit The courtesy of Nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve, or fourteen...
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Shakspere's Werke, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1872
...a letter. Øò. Thou, nature, art my goddess ; to thy law My services are bonud. Wherefore should 1 dent as a chair To extol what it hath done. t8 One...nail; Rights by rights falter, strengths by stren brother?8 Why bastard? wherefore base? When my dimensions are as well compact, My mind as generous,...
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Works, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1874
...and i' the heat. [Exeunt. SCENE II.— A Hall in the Earl of Gloucester1* Castle. Enter EDMUND, with a letter. EDM. Thou, Nature, art my goddess ; to thy...are bound. Wherefore should I Stand in the plague b of custom, and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive0 me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen...
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The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology

Langdon Winner - 2010 - 214 pages
...nature to justify his claims, renouncing those civilized conventions that label him "illegitimate." Thou, Nature art my goddess, to thy law My services...and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me . . . Shakespeare's play offers the spectacle of political society and its categories dissolving when...
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King Lear and the Gods

William R. Elton - 1980 - 299 pages
...of custome bred, Which makes us many other lawes Then ever Nature did,23 corresponding to Edmund's Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom, and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me. (I.ii.2-4) Physis takes priority over nomos." This distinction between "natural right" and man-made...
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Romanticism and Anthony Trollope: A Study in the Continuities of Nineteenth ...

L. J. Swingle - 1990 - 299 pages
...obedience to or rejection of the laws of society into mere functions of different ways of thinking: "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?" (I, ii, 1-6)....
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1990 - 314 pages
...and i'th'heat. [Exeunt] Scene 2 The Earl of Gloucester's Castle. Enter Edmund, with a letter Edmund Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services...and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, 5 For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base? When...
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The Poetics of Primitive Accumulation: English Renaissance Culture and the ...

Richard Halpern - 1991 - 321 pages
...contradictions. 69 Edmund's class identification is largely defined by his first soliloquy in act i, scene 2: 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? (1.2.1-6) By...
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