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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 Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...but as a pawn To wage against thine enemies' nor fear to lose it, Thy safety being motive. (I, i) 70 I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother? Why bastard? Wherefore base? When my dimensions...
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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - 1993 - 164 pages
...development of modern individualism and, familiar as it is, must be quoted in full: Thou, Nature, are my goddess; to thy law My services are bound. Wherefore...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 Reread: The Texts in New Contexts

Russ McDonald - 1994 - 301 pages
...the simplest, nonmetaphoric sense of "to stand in," and from the word "lag" in "lag of a brother": 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? (King Lean. 2. 1-6) The affinity...
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 141 pages
...let vs sit F 283 dispositions] Q; disposition F 284 on't] Q, of it F 1.2 Enter EDMUND, solus 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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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 141 pages
...dispositions] Q. disposition F 284 on't] Q; of it F 1.2 Enter EDMUND, solus EDMUND Thou, Nature, an my goddess; to thy law My services are bound. Wherefore...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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Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Ritual Foundations of Genre

Naomi Conn Liebler - 1995 - 266 pages
...his birth and who therefore stands outside both structure and communitas, who identifies the crux: Thou, Nature, art my goddess, to thy law My services...and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me . . . ? . . . Why brand they us With base? with baseness? bastardy? base, base? Our father's love is...
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Poets, Princes, and Private Citizens: Literary Alternatives to Postmodern ...

Joseph M. Knippenberg, Peter Augustine Lawler - 1996 - 310 pages
...motion. As a bastard, a natural child, Edmund views himself as a partisan of nature against convention: 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 the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...The source of his hatred remains hidden, even to him. But Edmund rationally accounts for his motives: Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom,...some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother? (I, ii, 2-6) is thus the voice of humanity's outcasts, who create their own rules in the battle for...
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Shakespeare's Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Hugh Grady, Professor of English Hugh Grady - 1996 - 241 pages
...order, which to him is merely a set of human contingencies, mere 'custom': Thou, Nature, art my guddess, to thy law My services are bound. Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom, and permit Tilt CUriOSity Of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshmes Lag of a brother?...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 142 pages
...something, and i' th' heat. 312 Exeunt. *> 1.2 Enter Bastard [Edmund, solus, with a letter]. EDMUND Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services...should I Stand in the plague of custom, and permit 3 The curiosity of nations to deprive me, 4 For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines 5 Lag...
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