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" Sir, I am a true labourer: I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm, and the greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck. "
The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 365
by William Shakespeare - 1854
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As You Like it

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1993 - 134 pages
...Wilt thou rest damned? God help thee, shallow man! God make incision in thee! Thou art raw.65 CORIN Sir, I am a true labourer. I earn that I eat, get...of other men's good, content with my harm; and the 70 greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck. TOUCH. That is another simple sin...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 692 pages
...of the shepherd's life (in words clearly derived from Coridon's in Rosalynde — quoted on page 352) Sir, I am a true labourer: I earn that I eat, get...harm; and the greatest of my pride is to see my ewes grasp and my lambs suck the words have a different effect from Lodge's, not only because of Touchstone's...
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L'Anconitana: The Woman from Ancona

Ruzante - Literary Criticism - 2023 - 196 pages
...art. In As You Like It the wise shepherd Corin is content with his lot: "Sir, I am a true laborer: I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate,...my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck" (Ill.ii). In L'Anconitana the flashback to a country world of peace and pleasure is no longer a promise...
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Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Volume 7

J. Leeds Barroll - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 460 pages
...Acte for the maintenance of Husbandrie & Tillage" (see above), and asserted by Corin to Touchstone: Sir, I am a true labourer: I earn that I eat, get...my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck. (HI.ii.71-75) Human virtue, human labor, beneficent nature: the bedrock of social order. As You Like...
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Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon

W. R. Owens, Lizbeth Goodman - Canon (Literature). - 1996 - 356 pages
...hardships as well as the benefits of rural life discloses a nobility and dignity that are admirable: Sir. I am a true labourer I earn that I eat. get that...my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck. (IIL2.69-73) The 'real' shepherd (the one who lives in Arden. and is not on holiday there) shows us...
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As You Like It (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Michael Morrison - Study Aids - 2013 - 120 pages
...scene, Corin, in his exchange with Touchstone, eloquently defends the virtues of the pastoral life: "I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate,...pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck." Touchstone, playing the role of a dissatisfied exile, argues wittily that the court, with its good...
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Pastoral

Terry Gifford - Arcadia in literature - 1999 - 199 pages
...as different as they are simply expressed: Sir, l am a true labourer: l earn that l eat, get that l wear; owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness; glad...my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck. (lll.ii.71) Shakespeare is using a real pastoral setting as the context for a very different Arden...
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Shakespeare's Reading

Robert S. Miola - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 206 pages
...Coridon's description of the shepherd's life, Corin forthrightly outlines its occupations and virtues: 'Sir, I am a true labourer: I earn that I eat, get...my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck' (3. 2. 71-5). The shepherd's life may be rough and unclean, but the courtier lives, we realize, by...
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As You Like it

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2002 - 162 pages
...55 Wilt thou rest damned? God help thee, shallow man. God make incision in thee, thou art raw. Corin Sir, I am a true labourer: I earn that I eat, get...of other men's good, content with my harm; and the 60 greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck. Touchstone That is another simple...
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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 260 pages
...own profession of shepherd, Corin articulates the social and personal coordinates of his own life: Sir, I am a true labourer: I earn that I eat, get...my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck (3.2.73-7) The country Corin knows who he is; the court characters have to find out. In each personal...
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