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" Hear, Nature, hear ! dear goddess, hear ! Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make this creature fruitful ! Into her womb convey sterility ! Dry up in her the organs of increase, And from her derogate body never spring A babe to honour her !... "
Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in progress to which ... - Page 220
by Robert Deverell - 1813
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Shakespeare's Bawdy

Eric Partridge - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 291 pages
...an erotic implication (see sinful fantasy), organs of increase. Ovaries. Lear, t iv 284-287, '1nto her womb convey sterility! Dry up in her the organs...derogate body never spring A babe to honour her!' out and in, be. (Cf. 'let in and let out', qv) LLL.lvi 133-135, especially 'An if my hand be out. then...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...address to nature in the play is Lear's curse against Goneril: Hear, Nature, hear! dear goddess, hear! Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make...her. Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks, Turn all her mother's pains and benefits To laughter and...
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Novel Shakespeares: Twentieth-century Women Novelists and Appropriation

Julie Sanders - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 258 pages
...infertility: Hear, Nature, hear! dear Goddess, hear! Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make thy creature fruitful! Into her womb convey sterility!...may live And be a thwart disnatur'd torment to her! ...that she may feel How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child! (1.4.273-82,...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 162 pages
...make this creature fruitful! Into her womb convey sterility! Dry up in her the organs of increase, 270 And from her derogate body never spring A babe to...to her! Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, 275 With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks, Turn all her mother's pains and benefits To laughter...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...marble-hearted fiend, More hideous when thou show'st thee in a child Than the sea-monster! Lear — Lear I.iv If she must teem, Create her child of spleen; that...her! Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth; With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks; Turn all her mother's pains and benefits To laughter and...
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Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection

Isaac Asimov - Fiction - 2009 - 416 pages
...Lear knows no restraint. He says: "Hear, Nature, hear! dear goddess, bear! Suspend thy purpose, ifthou didst intend To make this creature fruitful. Into...her. Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks, Turn all her mother's pains and benefits To laughter and...
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Playing Lear

Oliver Ford Davies - Drama - 2003 - 211 pages
...could have stopped there, but in fact he moves up a gear in his cursing of Goneril: FIRST READING 19 Suspend thy purpose if thou didst intend To make this...her derogate body never spring A babe to honour her. This is clearly excessive, but how unbalanced is it? The language remains quite ordered. Let it stamp...
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Dynamism of Character in Shakespeare's Mature Tragedies

Piotr Sadowski - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 327 pages
...pale of goddess Nature and the feminine domain of procreation: Hear, Nature, hear, dear goddess, hear: Suspend thy purpose if thou didst intend To make this...her derogate body never spring A babe to honour her. (1.4.267-73) Goneril herself openly rejects feminine kindness and pity by upbraiding her merciful husband...
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In Praise of Wisdom: Literary and Theological Reflections on Faith and Reason

Kim Paffenroth - Religion - 2004 - 160 pages
...Lear prays in front of her in the most ungodly way imaginable: Hear, Nature, hear; dear goddess, hear: Suspend thy purpose if thou didst intend To make this...And from her derogate body never spring A babe to honor her. If she must teem, Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatured...
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莎士比亞四大悲劇

2004
...throne, become king or queen 294 *£Eg uotable Quotes§f • Quotable Quotes in King Lear King Lear : If she must teem, Create her child of spleen, that...her! Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks, Turn all her mother's pains and benefits To laughter and...
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