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" gainst my fury Do I take part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. They being penitent, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 159
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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Shakespeare: una "Tempesta" dopo l'altra

Laura Di Michele - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 359 pages
...conciliare i contrasti e ricomporre un pur esile confine tra la realtÓ e la finzione: Prospero: [...] with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do I take part: the rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance [...] A solemn air, and the best conforter To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, Now useless, boil'd...
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Shakespeare's Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's ...

Robert A. Logan - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 251 pages
...consciousness. As he says to Ariel: Though with their [his enemies'] high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do...drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. (V, i, 25-30) Prospero 's eventual abandonment of his magic (". . . this rough magic / 1 here abjure"...
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The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique

Christopher J. Cobb - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 304 pages
...should be noted, by Ariel) what he should do with them: Though with their high wrongs I am strook to th' quick Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury...part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. (5.1.25-28) Prospero defines virtuous action as superior to vengeful action, but the struggle that...
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