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" That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth! Must I remember ? why, she would hang on him, As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on : and yet, within a month — Let me not think on't — Frailty,... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 138
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Centuries' Ends, Narrative Means

Interdisciplinary Group for Historical Literary Study - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 387 pages
...Possess it merely. That it should come to this! But two months dead — nay, not so much, not two — Why, she would hang on him As if increase of appetite...within a month — Let me not think on't — Frailty, they name is woman — (1.2.135-46) Grief over his father's death is overlaid and supplanted by obsessive...
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The Incorporated Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment

Michael O'Donovan-Anderson - Philosophy - 1996 - 165 pages
...primarily, of course, Hamlet who upbraids his mother in this way — in terms of who she is ingesting: "Why, she would hang on him / As if increase of appetite...and yet within a month — / Let me not think on't" (I.ii. 143-46; cf. Iv55-57). Yet "think on't" he does, and, in trying not to dwell on it, his fantasies...
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Reading Shakespeare Historically

Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies Lisa Jardine - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 207 pages
...brother's widow, there is no doubt in the play of the incest, and Hamlet states the case directly: 'Let me not think on't - Frailty, thy name is woman...old With which she follow'd my poor father's body, Like Niobe, all tears - why, she O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason Would have mourn'd longer...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...counterpart for the troubled workings of his mind. Consider this single sentence from the first soliloquy: Why, she would hang on him As if increase of appetite...it fed on; and yet within a month Let me not think on 't; frailty, thy name is woman A little month, or ere those shoes were old With which she followed...
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Strands Afar Remote: Israeli Perspectives on Shakespeare

Avraham Oz - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 307 pages
...(1.5.5557). 26 Hamlet has earlier depicted Gertrude's original love for her first husband in similar terms: "Why, she would hang on him / As if increase of appetite...yet within a month — / Let me not think on't— " (1.2.143-46). Yet "think on't" he does, and, in trying not to dwell on it, his fantasies take on...
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Stanislavski and the Actor

Jean Benedetti, Alice L. Crowley - Performing Arts - 1998 - 154 pages
...understands nothing, he cannot see how his mother accepted his father's death and married again: . . . and yet within a month Let me not think on't. Frailty,...month] , or ere those shoes were old With which she followed my poor father's body, Like Niobe, all tears, [why she, even she] O God! a beast that wants...
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The Malcontent

John Marston - Drama - 1999 - 171 pages
...is reminiscent of Hamlet, 1. ii. 140 ff. : '. . . so loving to my mother / That he might not beteem the winds of heaven / Visit her face too roughly....increase of appetite had grown / By what it fed on . . .' But there is an absence of clinching verbal echoes. 33. part] depart from. 36. Brake] old form...
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Political Shakespeare

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Drama - 1999 - 326 pages
...Possess it merely. That it should come to this! But two months dead — nay, not so much, not two — Why, she would hang on him As if increase of appetite...me not think on't — Frailty, thy name is woman. . . . (11. 135-^46) Grief over his father's death is overlaid and supplanted by obsessive disgust over...
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Shakespeare and Masculinity

Bruce R. Smith - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 182 pages
...(1.2.143-56) In Davenant's revision Hamlet's mind, and his syntax, are altogether more controlled: She used to hang on him, As if increase of appetite had grown...Let me not think on't, frailty thy name is woman, [CUT] married with my uncle, My father's brother; but no more like my father Than I to Hercules: [CUT].26...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...excellent a king, that was to this Hyperion to a satyr, so loving to my mother That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly. Heaven...old With which she follow'd my poor father's body, The Tragedie of Hamlet 21 Heere in the cheere and comfort of our eye, Our cheefest Courtier Cosin,...
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