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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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King Lear

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 384 pages
...wound.) 318. fond: foolish 319. Beweep . . . again: ie, if (you, ie, eyes) weep again over this matter To make this creature fruitful. Into her womb convey...And from her derogate body never spring A babe to honor her. If she must teem, 295 Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatured...
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The Fragmentation of the Proper Name and the Crisis of Degree ...

Radhouan Ben Amara - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 132 pages
...Lear curses Goneril and asks Nature to make her barren: "LEAR: Hear Nature, hear! dear Goddess hear!// Dry up in her the organs of increase// And from her...derogate body never spring// A babe to honour her." (I, iv, 273-276) From Act II, Nature becomes Lear's main interlocutor and the forces of Nature are...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...am ignorant Of what hath moved you. It may be so, my lord. Hear, Nature; hear, dear goddess; hear! Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make...never spring A babe to honour her! If she must teem, 270 Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatured torment to her. Let it...
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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 314 pages
...convey sterility, Dry up in her the organs of increase, And from her derogate body never spring 235 A babe to honour her. If she must teem, Create her child of spleen, that it may live 217 sť| Ruin1; inn in Q, F 217 liest!) F; lisi Q; lessen Q2 218 train are) t-'; traine, and Q 222...
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Shakespeare and the Ideal of Love

Jill Line - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 192 pages
...eldest daughter, Goneril, is not as hospitable as he would like: Hear, Nature, hear! dear Goddess, hear! Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make...may live And be a thwart disnatur'd torment to her! 1.4.273-81 His invocation will have been heard by all three aspects of the goddess, for although his...
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Journal of African Literature and Culture JALC-ALJ

African literature - 2006 - 227 pages
...nature goddess to render Goneril sterile: Hear, nature, hear; dear goddess, hear! Suspend thy purposes; if thou didst intend To make this creature fruitful!...child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart, disnatured torment to her! (l.iv:260-269) Knowing that it is difficult for him to punish Goneril for...
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Shakespeare's Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's ...

Robert A. Logan - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 251 pages
...passage, Lear is raging against his daughter Goneril: Lear: 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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The Scold's Bridle: A Novel

Minette Walters - Fiction - 2007 - 368 pages
...sharp metal gag or bit which entered the mouth and restrained the tongue. —Oxford English Dictionary Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be...torment to 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...
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