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" Get thee to a nunnery ; Why would'st thou be a breeder of sinners ? I am myself indifferent honest; but yet I could accuse me of such things, that it were better, my mother had not borne me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious; with more offences at... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 193
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 138 pages
...it. I loved you not.65 OPHELIA I was the more deceived. 120 HAMLET Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent...offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do, crawling...
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The Masks of Hamlet

Marvin Rosenberg - Drama - 1992 - 971 pages
..."beast" is much closer to our own experience, and so more haunting. Hamlet will sense it in himself: I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse...offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do crawling...
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Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays ...

Janet Adelman - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 379 pages
...not only as potential cuckold-maker but also as potential mother: Get thee to a nunnery. Why, wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent...things that it were better my mother had not borne me. (3.1.121-24) The implicit logic is: why would you be a breeder of sinners like me? In the gap between...
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Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time

Lars Engle - Drama - 1993 - 266 pages
...tendencies which either surround or inhabit him, or both: I am myself indifferent honest, but yet 1 could accuse me of such things that it were better...offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. (3.1.122) The weird oscillation of inner...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 45

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 224 pages
...(2.2.293ff.). He asks the girl he loves why she wishes to be a breeder of sinners, and tells her (3.1.121ff.) I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse...things, that it were better my mother had not borne me . . . What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven? We are arrant knaves, all;...
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Some Necessary Questions of the Play: A Stage-centered Analysis of ...

Gene A. Smith, Robert E. Wood - History - 1994 - 171 pages
...his own sinfulness, which is merely the sinfulness of being human. Get thee to a nunn'ry, why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent...I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offenses at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to...
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William Shakespeare's Hamlet

Joanne K. Miller - Study Aids - 1994 - 110 pages
...his own ambitious motives A. Act III: Hamlet tells Ophelia that although he is moderately virtuous, "yet I could accuse me of such things that it were...borne me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious. ..." B. Act III: Hamlet tells Rosencrantz that his "distemper" is because "I lack advancement," meaning...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - Drama - 1995 - 268 pages
...relish of it. I loved you not. OPH: I was the more deceived. HAM: Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent...offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do crawling...
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Shakespeare Studies, Volume 23

J. Leeds Barroll - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 294 pages
...that his inheritance from suckling Gertrude's maternal matter is moral because corporal contamination: "I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse...things that it were better my mother had not borne me" (3.1. 122-24). 10 The original malaise of origin is exacerbated in the next developmental stage of...
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George Eliot's 'Daniel Deronda' Notebooks

George Eliot - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 524 pages
...417 ff, refers to his monograph, Frank und die Frankisten (Breslau: Schletter, 1868). 'I myself am indifferent honest but yet I could accuse me of such...offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape or time to act them in? - What should such a fellow as I do, crawling...
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