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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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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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King Lear

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 162 pages
...him, sir, presently, convey the business as I shall see means, and acquaint you withal. 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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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 283 pages
...tailors' tutors, No heretics burned but wenches' suitors. Gloucester's anticipation of a time when "love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide:...discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked 'twixt son and father" is proved dismally accurate, even though it is based on superstition about the...
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Utopia & Revolution: On the Origins of a Metaphor

Melvin Jonah Lasky - Political Science - 726 pages
...describes in all but name what we have inescapably come to think of as a "revolutionary situation". 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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Shakespeare's King Lear with The Tempest: The Discovery of Nature and the ...

Mark Allen McDonald - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 317 pages
...relating these to recent eclipses, and to a prophecy he has heard. The old Earl tells his villainous son: These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no...can reason it thus and thus, yet Nature finds itself scourag'd by the sequent effects. Gloucester here explicitly introduces the contrast between the two...
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The Fragmentation of the Proper Name and the Crisis of Degree ...

Radhouan Ben Amara - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 132 pages
...reason and madness, monologues and dialogues, waste, friendship, and many others: GLOUCESTER: These eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us:...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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Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin: A Friendship in Letters, 1944-1984

Robert Bechtold Heilman, Eric Voegelin - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 332 pages
...two representatives. The physis of Edmund is at fault for the reason stated explicitly by Gloucester: "Though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and...nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects." That is to say: the view of nature which disregards the sympathetic texture of the nomos can calculate...
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Dynamism of Character in Shakespeare's Mature Tragedies

Piotr Sadowski - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 327 pages
...circumstances not unjustified terror of political chaos and of revolution supplanting the "natural" order: "Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide:...discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked 'twixt son and father. . . . Machinations, hollowness, treachery and all ruinous disorders" (1.2.106-14)....
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King Lear

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 384 pages
...withal. GLOUCESTER These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us. Though the wisdom of no nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds...the sequent effects. Love cools, friendship falls oft, brothers divide; in cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond...
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Shakespeare's Webs: Networks of Meaning in Renaissance Drama

Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 168 pages
...heat" (1.1.304-05). At such a time, Lear's remaining counselor, the duke of Gloucester, maintains: Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide;...discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked 'twixt son and father. This villain of mine [Edgar] comes under the prediction; there's son against...
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