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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 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1990 - 314 pages
...ignorant Of what hath moved you. Lear It may be so, my lord. Hear, Nature, hear! Dear Goddess, hear! 260 Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make...increase, And from her derogate body never spring 265 A babe to honour her! If she must teem, Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart...
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Reading Shakespeare in Performance: King Lear

James P. Lusardi, June Schlueter, Professor June Schlueter - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 245 pages
...inflict on her the disfiguring "torment" of a "thankless child": Hear, Nature, hear; dear goddess, hear! Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make...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 disnatur'd...
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The Poetics of Primitive Accumulation: English Renaissance Culture and the ...

Richard Halpern - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 321 pages
...daughter. (1.1.115-19) Later, Lear asks the gods to "dry up" Goneril's "organs of increase" or else Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be...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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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 313 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 And be a thwart disnatured torment to her. Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret channels...
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Tragic Drama and the Family: Psychoanalytic Studies from Aeschylus to Beckett

Bennett Simon - Psychology - 1988 - 274 pages
...splenetic children who will in turn attack her, with the serpent's tooth that is filial ingratitude. Into her womb convey sterility, Dry up in her the...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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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 170 pages
...260 Of what hath moved you. LEAR It may be so, my lord. — Hear, Nature; hear, dear goddess; hear! Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make...child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatured torment to her. 270 Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret channels...
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The First Quarto of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 141 pages
...thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make this creature fruitful. Into her womb convey sterility, 245 Dry up in her the organs of increase, And from her...child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatured torment to her. 250 Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret channels...
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The Absent Shakespeare

Mark Jay Mirsky - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 174 pages
...body. He inserts himself in a wish of rape to tear her womb. The syllables are a crowbar in his mouth. Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make...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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Talking Back to Shakespeare

Martha Tuck Rozett - Drama - 1994 - 215 pages
...Generations of audiences have been profoundly moved by Lear's speech Hear, Nature, hear, dear goddess, hear! Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend To make...And from her derogate body never spring A babe to honor her! (1.4.275-81) Smiley weaves a thematic pattern around this curse, by making the hard-won...
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The Scold's Bridle: A Novel

Minette Walters - Fiction - 1995 - 384 pages
...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...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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