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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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Truth and the Comedic Art

Michael Gelven - Drama - 2000 - 172 pages
...about it. Contrast this passage from Hamlet with one from King Lear in which the king curses Goneril: 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 athwart disnatur'd...
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Tragic Plots: A New Reading from Aeschylus to Lorca

Felicity Rosslyn - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 248 pages
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 144 pages
...ignorant 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...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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Shakespeare's Noise

Kenneth Gross - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 282 pages
...in" [1 .4.262— 63]), the kneeling king addresses Nature: Hear, Nature, hear, dear goddess, hear: Suspend thy purpose if thou didst intend To make this...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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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 61

1984
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El personaje nihilista: La celestina y el teatro europeo

Jesús G. Maestro - Drama - 2001 - 207 pages
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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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He Said, She Says: An RSVP to the Male Text

Mica Howe, Sarah Appleton Aguiar, Sarah Aguiar - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 292 pages
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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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