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" These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us : though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects... "
Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear - Page 357
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 336 pages
...him, sir, presently, convey the business as I shall see means, and acquaint you withal. 100 GLOUCESTER These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no...good to us . Though the wisdom of nature can reason thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects . Love cools, friendship falls...
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Theatre and Empire: Great Britain on the London Stages Under James VI and I

Tristan Marshall - History - 2000 - 211 pages
...with prophecy, a concern for the future and the destiny of the British island. Gloucester worries that "These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no...good to us. Though the wisdom of nature can reason thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...Gloucester into believing that Edgar conspires against him, Gloucester looks to the heavens for explanation: These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no...can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourg'd by the sequent effects. (I, ii, 102-106) Like others on the roster of figures from the tragedies...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 413 pages
...resonate four acts later at Edmund's dying reformation and attempted redemption. Gloucester has observed: These late Eclipses in the Sun and Moon portend no...Nature can reason it thus, and thus, yet Nature finds it self scourged by the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls off, Brothers divide. In Cities,...
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - Electronic books - 2001 - 498 pages
...explains the King's extraordinary behaviour, as well as legitimate Edgar's supposed plot against his life: "These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no...though the wisdom of Nature can reason it thus and thus [as do the 'physiologists'], yet Nature finds itself scourg'd by the sequent effects" (1.2.100-3)....
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 144 pages
...good to us: though the wisdom of Nature can reason it thus and thus, yet Nature finds itself scourg'd by the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls...countries, discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond crack'd 'twixt son and father. This villain of mine comes under the prediction; there's son against...
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King Lear: A Guide to the Play

Jay L. Halio - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 128 pages
...regards as ominous portents, and notes the unnatural disasters in the human realm that have followed: "Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide....discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked 'twixt son and father" (1.2.94-96). He goes on to enumerate more specifically the unnatural events,...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...moments later, after Edmund has made Gloucester suspect his legitimate son Edgar, Gloucester says: These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no...can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourg'd by the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide. In cities, mutinies;...
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Temps et vision tragique: Shakespeare et ses contemporains

Gisèle Venet - English drama - 2002 - 341 pages
...personnage 38. I, IV, 263, c'est Lear qui fait cette remarque : «Within a fortnight ?» 39. I, II, 95-98 : «These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend...can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourg'd by the sequent effects». 40. I, III, 4-5 : «By day and night he wrongs me ; every hour /...
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Myth, Telos, Identity: The Tragic Schema in Greek and Shakespearean Drama

Iván Nyusztay - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 202 pages
...cosmological laws.1" Cosmology provides the general background for imputation in King Lear: GLOUCESTER: These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no...can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourg'd by the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide (I.ii.100-104) Universal...
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