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" I would, there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty ; or that youth would sleep out the rest : for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 235
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Food in Shakespeare: Early Modern Dietaries and the Plays

Joan Fitzpatrick - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 166 pages
...Moments after Antigonus's exit an Old Shepherd enters complaining about the behaviour of the young: I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty,...stealing, fighting — hark you now, would any but these boiled-brains of nineteen and two-and-twenty hunt this weather? They have scared away two of my best...
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Poor Women in Shakespeare

Fiona McNeill - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 255 pages
...shepherd worries over the population of boys as he waits for one of the younger shepherds to return: "I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty,...child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting" (3.3.59—63). One historian gives a similar account of a rural boy's trajectory: "In his twenties...
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The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare, Susan Snyder, Deborah T. Curren-Aquino - Drama - 2007 - 279 pages
...[Enter bear] This is the chase; I am gone forever! Exit pursued by a bear [Enters. SHEPHERD] SHEPHERD I would there were no age between ten and three-andtwenty,...nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wrong- 60 ing the ancientry, stealing, fighting - hark you now! Would any but these boiled-brains of...
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Young People and 'risk'

Blyth, Maggie, Solomon, Enver, Kerry Baker - Social Science - 2007 - 119 pages
...particular society. Young perpetrators of violence Shepherd: l would there were no age between sixteen and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out...child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting. (Shakespeare, The Winter's To/e, lll.iii. l533-57) The foregoing quotation serves as an excellent reminder...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies

Penny Gay - Literary Criticism - 2008
...pursued by a bear' (3.3.S7).6 It is probably the most radical shift of mood in all of Shakespeare. I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty,...child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting [etc.]. (3.3.58-61) Aptly, he finds the bundle containing the baby Perdita and her worldly goods. The...
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The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Dead

David Shields - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 256 pages
...twenties, but not until a decade later does it peak in females. "I would there were no age between sixteen and three-andtwenty, / or that youth would sleep out...child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting" — so saith the Shepherd in The Whiter'! Tale. Between ages 15 and 24, men are three times more likely...
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