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" Get thee to a nunnery; Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest; but yet I could accuse me of such things, that it were better, my mother had not borne me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious; with more offences at my... "
Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in progress to which ... - Page 80
by Robert Deverell - 1813
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 320 pages
...shall relish of it. I loved you not. OPHEL1A I was the more deceived. HAMLET Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself...yet I could accuse me of such things that it were bet ter my mother had not borne me. I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my...
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Come Clean

Kevin J. Porter - Fiction - 2002 - 312 pages
...he would produce his crowning achievement: Sweet Revenge, by Thomas Henry King. He shouldn't linger. I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious; with more...offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in. Her eyes flew open, "What..." He filled her mouth with his flicking tongue mingling his breath with...
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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 134 pages
...knowledge of what the hidden world has shown him, he says to his love Ophelia, Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself...What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven? We are arrant knaves all. Believe none of us. Go thy ways to a nunnery. (HamZctIII...
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Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era

Samuel Crowl - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 254 pages
...with Gertrude not only as potential cuckold-maker but also potential mother: Get thee to a nunnery. Why, wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself...things that it were better my mother had not borne me. (3.1.121-24) The implicit logic is: why would you be a breeder of sinners like me? In the gap between...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...shall relish of it. I loved you not. 120 Oph. I was the more deceived. Ham. Get thee to a nunnery; why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself...such things that it were better my mother had not born me. 125 I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have thoughts...
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Shakespeare and the History of Soliloquies

James E. Hirsh - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 470 pages
...were better my mother had not borne me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offenses at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. ... (120-26) Hamlet has become so outraged at Ophelia that he transforms what had been an opportunity...
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The Ethics of Mourning: Grief and Responsibility in Elegiac Literature

R. Clifton Spargo - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 314 pages
...diminished self-regard and inwardturning critical faculty — "I am myself indifferent honest. ... I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more...imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in" (3.1.123-27) — seem especially resonant here. Much like the melancholic he describes and like Hamlet...
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Mackerels in the Moonlight: Four Corrupt American Mayors

Gerald Leinwand - Political Science - 2004 - 284 pages
...Because good people get caught up in questionable practices, one can sympathize with Hamlet when he said, "I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse...things that it were better my mother had not borne me." determine who does or should do what. When a narrow special interest group needs help, it is often...
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Pilgrimage and Literary Tradition

Philip Edwards, King Alfred Professor of English Literature Philip Edwards - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 218 pages
...shall relish of it. I loved you not. Ophelia I was the more deceived. Hamlet Get thee to a nunnery - why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself...What should such fellows as I do, crawling between earth and heaven? We are arrant knaves all, believe none of us. Go thy ways to a nunnery. Beneath the...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...you not. OPHELIA I was the more deceived. 120 HAMLET [points to the faldstool] Get thee to a nunnery, why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself...what should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven? We are arrant knaves all, believe none of us — go thy ways to a nunnery, [suddenly]...
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