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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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Practicing New Historicism

Catherine Gallagher, Stephen Greenblatt - History - 2001 - 249 pages
...contamination that he must somehow get free of before he can serve his father's spirit: 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. . . . Go thy ways to a nunnery. Where's your father? . . . Let the doors be shut upon him, that he...
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How to Prevent Genocide: A Guide for Policymakers, Scholars, and the ...

John G. Heidenrich, John D. Heidenrich - Philosophy - 2001 - 275 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...What should such fellows as I do, crawling between Earth and Heaven? '* People with self-hatred tend to hide it behind a well-crafted "self- identity"...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 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...such things that it were better my mother had not born me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious; with more offences at my beck than I have thoughts...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...behavior loses us occurs during an assault on Polonius's daughter, Ophelia: Get thee [to] a nunnery, why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself...accuse me of such things that it were better my mother hath not yet borne me. (Ill, i, 120-123) How literally are we to take any of this raving? Whatever...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a 121 breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest, but 122 yet I could accuse me of such things that it were...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...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...more deceiued. Ham. Get thee to a Nunnerie. Why would'st thou be a breeder of Sinners? I am my selfe indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such...were better my Mother had not borne me. I am very prowd, reuengeful, Ambitious, with more offences at my becke, then I haue thoughts to put them in imagination,...
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Byron and Shakespeare

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 381 pages
...corresponds to Hamlet's 'Use every man after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping?' (n, ii, 561), and I am myself indifferent honest; but yet I could accuse...What should such fellows as I do crawling between heaven and earth? We are arrant knaves all; believe none of us. (in, i, 125) 'Crawling': Byron too...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...not my truth: the moral of my wit Is 'plain and true'; there's all the reach of it. Troilus — IV.iv I am myself indifferent honest; but yet I could accuse...What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven? We are arrant knaves, all; believe none of us. Hamlet— Hamlet IILi Lord, we know...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 178 pages
...shall relish of it. I loved you not. Ophelia 120 I was the more deceived. Hamlet Get thee to a nunnery. Why, wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself...mother had not borne me. I am very proud, revengeful, 125 ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Fiction - 2002 - 375 pages
...and injustice, right and wrong, and about himself. He must know himself. Hamlet speaks to Ophelia:"I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offences...imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in" (3.1.126—29). Is he all these? Certainly yes, if measured by the yardstick of his conscience alone....
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