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" Dar'st thou die ? The sense of death is most in apprehension, And the poor beetle, that we tread upon, In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies. "
Cheveley, Or, The Man of Honour - Page 73
by Baroness Rosina Bulwer Lytton Lytton - 1839
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Restoring Shakespeare: A Critical Analysis of the Misreadings in Shakespeare ...

Leon Kellner - 1969 - 216 pages
...conjectures after, the prayer for peace in the old forms of "Grace" coming after, not before meat. Why give you me this shame? \ Think you I can a resolution fetch \ From flowery tenderness? (Meas. nI, 1, 82). Keighley suggests, cannot. B. Lady. Madam, we'll tell tales Queen. Of sorrow or...
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Syracuse University

Steve Krakauer - 2005 - 160 pages
...sees Isabella as his salvation. When she too tells him he must resolve to die, he sexualizes death: "If I must die, / I will encounter darkness as a bride / And hug it in mine arms" (3.1.82-84). His metaphor is too appropriate; it can refer 14. Heinz Kohut, The Analysis...
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A Sourcebook about Christian Death

Virginia Sloyan - 1990 - 160 pages
...thee a song that when thou must indeed come, come unfalteringly. William Shakespeare Sixteenth century IF I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride And hug it in mine arms. ET nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you: who- Teresa of Aviia ever has God...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 106 pages
...giant dies.65 80 CLAUDIO Why give you me this shame? Think you I can a resolution fetch From flow'ry tenderness? If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, And hug it in mine arms. ISABELLA There spake my brother; there my father's grave Did utter forth a voice. Yes, thou...
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Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature

Julia Reinhard Lupton - 1996 - 269 pages
...mother's cuckoldry of her father repeats and undoes an earlier interchange in the same scene: Claudio: If I must die I will encounter darkness as a bride And hug it in my arms. Isabella: There spake my brother: there my father's grave Did utter forth a voice. Yes, thou must die....
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If God Wanted Us to Fly He Would Have Given Us Wings!

Kitty Burns - 1996 - 91 pages
...Well, "If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride and hug it in my arms." JACK: What? LIZ: "If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride and hug it in my arms." JACK: What's that supposed to mean? LIZ: I guess we might as well accept our deaths and make the best...
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On Measure for Measure: An Essay in Criticism of Shakespeare's Drama

Lawrence J. Ross - 1997 - 182 pages
...desire to preserve her own. She succeeds in provoking what sounds like the response she wants. Cla. Why give you me this shame? Think you I can a resolution...I will encounter darkness as a bride And hug it in mine arms. (80-84) The interest in unconscious verbal self-betrayal in this play is directly proportional...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - 1997 - 248 pages
...darkness as a metaphor for death, as in Claudio's brave (and temporary) pledge in Measure for Measure: 'If I must die, / I will encounter darkness as a bride, / And hug it in mine arms' (in. i. 82-4). To acknowledge 'this thing of darkness' is to look death in the face, and...
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Doc Holliday

Matt Braun - 1997 - 320 pages
...faith that your welfare is ever under the watchful eye of our Savior. Your quote from Shakespeare "If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, and hug it in mine arms" sounds so unlike you, John. If you must embrace anything, or anyone, then tell me only...
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Duologues for All Accents and Ages

Eamonn Jones, Jean Marlow - 2002 - 166 pages
...beetle that we tread upon In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies. CLAUDIO Why give you me this shame? Think you I can a resolution fetch From flow'ry tenderness? If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride And hug it in mine arms. ISABELLA...
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