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" Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue Should become kings of Naples ? O ! rejoice Beyond a common joy, and set it down With gold on lasting pillars. In one voyage Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis ; And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife,... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ... - Page 24
by William Shakespeare - 1824
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The Works of Shakespeare ...

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1883
...say, Amen, Gonzalo' Gon. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue Should become kings of Naples 1 O ! rejoice Beyond a common joy : and set it down...was lost ; Prospero his dukedom In a poor isle ; and till of us, ourselves, When no man was his own.14 .l/.i/i. [ To FER. and MIRA.] Give me your hands...
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The Works of John Dryden, Volume X: Plays: The Tempest, Tyrannick Love, An ...

John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 1970 - 586 pages
...of the plot action (V, i, 205-2i3): Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue Should become Kings of Naples? O, rejoice Beyond a common joy! and set...isle, and all of us ourselves When no man was his own. Dryden and Davenant delete this speech to make room for the sexual clowning that precedes the...
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Shakespeare's Patterns of Self-knowledge

Rolf Soellner - Drama - 1972 - 488 pages
...wedding of the King of Naples' daughter at Tunis, Gonzalo hails the journey's unexpected outcome : O, rejoice Beyond a common joy, and set it down With...isle ; and all of us ourselves When no man was his own. (Vi2o6-i3) The losing-finding antithesis that forms the text of Gonzalo's hymn to joy recalls...
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Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Leo Salingar - Drama - 1974 - 356 pages
...myself, - to Gonzalo in The Tempest, O, rejoice Beyond a common joy, and set it down With gold on Listing pillars : in one voyage Did Claribel her husband find...his dukedom In a poor isle; and all of us ourselves Where no man was his own. Shakespeare's actors seem all the more like real characters because they...
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Shakespeare's Prophetic Mind

A. C. Harwood - Literary Criticism - 1964 - 68 pages
...sea Hath caused to belch up you; .... You fools! I and my fellows Are ministers of Fate ' Gonzalo 0, rejoice Beyond a common joy! and set it down With...isle; and all of us ourselves, When no man was his own.' I do not of course mean that Shakespeare set out in dramatic form a treatise on justice as it...
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Hamlet and Other Shakespearean Essays

L. C. Knights, Lionel Charles Knights - Literary Criticism - 1979 - 308 pages
...natures permit— with his enemies. There is a special emphasis on the rejoicings of the good Gonzalo. O, rejoice Beyond a common joy! and set it down With...isle, and all of us ourselves When no man was his own. Prospero 'found his dukedom' in a more than literal sense 'in a poor isle', and you certainly...
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Shakespeare's Styles: Essays in Honour of Kenneth Muir

Philip Edwards - Drama - 2004 - 256 pages
...fulness of the pattern he sees in them: Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue Should become Kings of Naples? O, rejoice Beyond a common joy, and set...isle; and all of us ourselves When no man was his own. (The Tempest, v ,1,205-13) Gonzalo is too optimistic about 'all of us'; but what matters to my...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 32

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 280 pages
...Alonso. I say amen, Gonzalo ! Gonzalo. Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue Should become kings of Naples? O, rejoice Beyond a common joy, and set...isle; and all of us, ourselves, When no man was his own. (v, i, 200-13) Although his speech is filled with his undying optimism, it indicates at the same...
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Beyond Tragedy: Structure & Experience in Shakespeare's Romances, Volume 10

Robert W. Uphaus - Literary Criticism - 1981 - 150 pages
...reversible time, Gonzalo exclaims: Was Milan thrust from Milan, that his issue Should become Kings of Naples? O, rejoice Beyond a common joy, and set...isle; and all of us, ourselves, When no man was his own. (Vi205-13) As an epilogue the play peers into "the dark backward and abysm of time" (I.ii.50),...
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Comic Women, Tragic Men: A Study of Gender and Genre in Shakespeare

Linda Bamber - Drama - 1982 - 212 pages
...to have a sense of sadness and loss in spite of Gonzalo's naively cheerful account of the situation: O, rejoice Beyond a common joy, and set it down With...isle; and all of us ourselves When no man was his own. (Vi 206-13) Like Gonzalo's Utopian fantasies in Act I, this is endearing but incomplete. The happy...
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