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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, the King's Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

Alvin B. Kernan - Drama - 1997 - 230 pages
...Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? 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. (5.1.21) Art, as Shakespeare depicts it, begins as a satiric art to hurt and instruct enemies, but...
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Shakespeare Studies, Volume 23

J. Leeds Barroll - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 294 pages
...Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am strook to th'quick, Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Do I take...part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. (5.1.17-28) Some years ago Eleanor Prosser42 traced this passage to John Florio's translation of Montaigne's...
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Shakespeare's Political Pageant: Essays in Literature and Politics

Joseph Alulis, Vickie B. Sullivan - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 276 pages
...duke's attitude is perfectly expressed by Prospero. Though with their 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. (5.1.25-30) To the duke's conception of law and rulership is opposed that of Angelo. He believes the...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than them art? 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. (V, i, 20-27) This speech, and in particular the last sentence, resounds with implications that pervade...
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Dialogic structures

Thomas Kühn, Ursula Schaefer - Dialogue - 1996 - 350 pages
...Passion as they, be kindlier moved than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do...part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. (V, l,Z.21ff.) Da seine Wut verraucht ist, ist er zur Vergebung bereit. Trotz seines vorschnellen Urteils,...
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Repentance: A Comparative Perspective

Amitai Etzioni, David Carney - Religion - 1997 - 196 pages
...shall not myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply Passion as they, be kindlier moved than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am...drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. These brief passages from the closing of Shakespeare's The Tempest contain many profound but controversial...
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Constellation Caliban: Figurations of a Character

Nadia Lie, Theo d'. Haen - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 356 pages
...Passion as they, be kindlier moved than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do...part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. (Vi 21-28) Prospero's phrase "with my nobler reason" suggests that to him Ariel is analogous to that...
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Character, Liberty and Law: Kantian Essays in Theory and Practice

J.G. Murphy - Law - 1998 - 242 pages
...shall not myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply Passion as they, be kindlier moved than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am...drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. 1. INTRODUCTION These brief passages from the closing of Shakespeare's The Tempest contain many profound...
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 248 pages
...Prospero proposes for himself at the beginning of Act 5 : Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do...part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance. . . . . . . this rough magic I here abjure; and when I have required Some heavenly music . . . . ....
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Tragedy and Comedy: A Systematic Study and a Critique of Hegel

Mark William Roche - Philosophy - 1998 - 450 pages
...tragedy of self-sacrifice. Shakespeare's The Tempest overcomes a potential tragedy of stubbornness ("Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury / Do I...The rarer action is / In virtue than in vengeance" Vi 26-28). Some works overcome opposition: the hero or heroine recognizes the truth of the other, thus...
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