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" I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 12
by William Shakespeare - 1808
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1839
...came to tht barriers, mounted upon a white courser, barbed with blew and green velvet. " be. STEEVENS. That dogs bark at me, as I halt by them ;— Why I,...shadow in the sun, And descant on mine own deformity ; And therefore,—since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days,— I am...
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Richard III

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 32 pages
...buried. I, that am rudely stamp' d, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph; Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to see my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity: Act i Sc i Richard's plots are bearing...
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The Tragedy of Richard III, with the Landing of Earle Richmond, and the ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...cet. 289, 290. Shine . . . passe] This rhyme is, I think, an echo of the lines in the first soliloquy, 'Why I (in this weak piping time of Peace) Have no delight to pass away the time Unless to see my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity.' I, i, 30-32. — ED. i. Scena Tertia]...
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Abe: A Novel of the Young Lincoln

Richard Slotkin - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 478 pages
...amorous looking-glass — I!" A noise, something between a laugh and a sob, broke from the man's chest. "I, in this weak piping time of peace, have no delight to pass away the time, unless to see: my shadow in the sun — and rfescant on mine own . . . deformity." His body was seized by a paroxysm...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays

Michael Hattaway, Cambridge University Press - Drama - 2002 - 283 pages
...curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world scarce...shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity. (1.1.16-27) 'Descanting', a musical term, signifying that Richard boasts of his ability to counterpoint...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinisht, I will requite thee, Taming my wild heart to thy loving...incite thee To bind our loves up in a holy band; For And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined...
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The Sound of Shakespeare

Wes Folkerth - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 147 pages
...ambling nymph; I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature. Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this...by them Why, I. in this weak piping time of peace ... (1.1.1-24) 4 The cylinder runs out at this point, and the moment it records disappears back into...
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History of European Drama and Theatre

Erika Fischer-Lichte - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 396 pages
...breathing world scarce half made upAnd that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me, as 1 halt by them Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace....Unless to spy my shadow in the sun, And descant on my own deformity. (1, 1 14-27) Richard's ugliness places him, on the one hand, in the line of the tradition...
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Temps et vision tragique: Shakespeare et ses contemporains

Gisèle Venet - English drama - 2002 - 341 pages
...blesser à mort, il 34. I, I, 2 ; ibid., 24 : «this weak piping time of peace» ; et ibid., 25-26 : «Have no delight to pass away the time, / Unless to spy my shadow in the sun». 35. I, I, 30 : «I am determined to prove a villain» ; et IV, IV, 137-139 : «O, she that might have...
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Mother-infant Attachment and Psychoanalysis: The Eyes of Shame

Mary Ayers - Medical - 2003 - 240 pages
...curtailed of this fair proportion. Cheated of feature by dissembling nature. Deformed. unfinished. sent before my time Into this breathing world. scarce...shadow in the sun. And descant on mine own deformity: And therefore. since I cannot prove a lover. To entertain these fair well,spoken days. I am determined...
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