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" All school-days' friendship, childhood innocence ? We, Hermia, like two artificial gods, Have with our needles created both one flower, Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion, Both warbling of one song, both in one key ; As if our hands, our sides,... "
Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life - Page 25
by William Shakespeare - 1847
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Shakespeare from the Margins: Language, Culture, Context

Patricia A. Parker, Patricia Parker, Professor Patricia Parker - Drama - 1996 - 392 pages
...sisters' vows, the hours that we have spent, When we have chid the hasty-footed time For parting us — O, is all forgot? All school-days friendship, childhood...together. Like to a double cherry, seeming parted. But yet an union in partition, Two lovely berries moulded on one stem; So with two seeming bodies,...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...school-days' friendship, childhood innocence? We, Hermia, like two artificial gods, Have with our neelds n England. Go, wash thy face, and draw the action....must not be in this humour with me; dost not know But yet an union in partition; Two lovely berries moulded on one stem; So, with two seeming bodies,...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...situation is clearly indicated by Helena's reproach to Hermia in Act HI of A Midsummer Night's Dream: We, Hermia, like two artificial gods, Have with our...together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition; Two lovely berries molded on one stem; So, with two seeming bodies,...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 pages
...were "like two artificial gods" (3.2.203) who specialized in the feminine art of needlework, creating both one flower. Both on one sampler, sitting on one...together. Like to a double cherry, seeming parted. But yet an union in partition. Two lovely berries moulded on one stem; So with two seeming bodies,...
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Introduction To English Renaissance Comedy

Alexander Leggatt - Drama - 1999 - 186 pages
...votaress, is damaged by the power of magic when Helena imagines Hermia is in a confederacy against her: We, Hermia, like two artificial gods Have with our...together, Like to a double cherry: seeming parted, But yet an union in partition, Two lovely berries moulded on one stem. (3.2.203-11) Helena goes on...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 88 pages
...crucial moment Helena shifts into blank verse to deliver her nostalgic plea for friendly sympathy: We, Hermia, like two artificial gods, Have with our...together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition, Two lovely berries molded on one stem. (IIL2.203-11) This and other...
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Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture

Carla Mazzio - History - 2000 - 417 pages
...laments the way "maturation" has shattered her previously tight and unproblematic bond with Hermia: O, is all forgot? All schooldays' friendship, childhood...our sides, voices, and minds Had been incorporate. (3.2.2o2-9) Heterosexuality ruins female friendship and seems to diminish the importance of relationships...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Ed. de Grazia - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 328 pages
...hours that we have spent, When we have chid the hasty-footed time For parting us - O, is all quite forgot? All schooldays' friendship, childhood innocence.'...together, Like to a double cherry: seeming parted. But yet an union in partition, Two lovely berries moulded on one stem. So, with two seeming bodies...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...school-days' friendship, childhood innocence? We, Hermia, like two artificial gods, Have with our neelds — a dale deep enough; so shall you be still Colevile...COLEVILE. Are not you Sir John Falstaff? FALSTAFF. But yet an union in partition; Two lovely berries moulded on one stem; So, with two seeming bodies,...
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The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England

Valerie Traub, Frederick G L Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies Valerie Traub - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 492 pages
...the recipient of intense female affection is clear from Helena's reminiscence about their friendship: We, Hermia, like two artificial gods, Have with our...our sides, voices, and minds Had been incorporate. (3.2.203-08) The terms of Hermia's appeal will be the subject of further analysis in chapter 4. For...
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