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" Twere now to be most happy; for, I fear, My soul hath her content so absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. "
THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; ILLISTRATED: EMBRACING A LIFE OF ... - Page 431
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 49

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 364 pages
...tempest come such calms, May the winds bellow till they have wakened death, And let the labouring barque climb hills of seas Olympus-high, and duck again as...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. DESDEMONA The heavens forbid But that our loves and comforts should increase Even as our days do grow....
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...winds blow till they have waken'd death! And let the labouring bark climb hills of seas Olympus high and duck again as low As hell's from heaven! If it...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. (ni 1 85) Notice here the 'hills of seas', and the reiterated word 'content', Shakespeare's word for...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 39

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...Cyprus and is reunited with Desdemona, 'his one desire is to hold this moment to make it eternal'.14 If it were now to die, Twere now to be most happy;...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. (2.1.186-90) But Othello's belief in the possibility of absolute happiness through love also reveals...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 283 pages
...forbidden love. We must recall that Othello's anticipations of bliss had prompted thoughts of death: If it were now to die 'Twere now to be most happy;...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. It is one of those flights of Othello's hyperbole that suggest too much before the fact, and Desdemona...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 21

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 240 pages
...scene, 11, i, where Othello voices his sense of its surpassing excellence by saying: rr. ,. ' ' ° It 1t were now to die, "Twere now to be most happy; for...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. The happiness is so intense as to be almost unbearable. Yet this happiness is destroyed so completely...
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Dynamism of Character in Shakespeare's Mature Tragedies

Piotr Sadowski - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 327 pages
...every tempest come such calms May the winds blow till they have wakened death, And let the labouring bark climb hills of seas, Olympus-high, and duck again...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. (2. 1.1 82-9 1)45 The reality and finality of a perfect love union between Othello and Desdemona are...
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Othello

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 368 pages
...hills of seas Olympus high, and duck again as low As hell's from heaven! If it were now to die, 205 Twere now to be most happy, for I fear My soul hath...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. DESDEMONA The heavens forbid 210 But that our loves and comforts should increase Even as our days do...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...tempest come such calms, May the winds blow till they have wakened death! 180 And let the labouring bark climb hills of seas Olympus-high and duck again...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. DESDEM. The heavens forbid But that our loves and comforts should increase Even as our days do grow!...
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Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets

J. B. Leishman - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 254 pages
...every tempest come such calms, May the winds blow till they have waken'd death! And let the labouring bark climb hills of seas Olympus-high, and duck again...not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate1 (II, i, i86ff.); and like If thou dost slander her and torture me, Never pray more; abandon all...
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Renaissance Go-betweens: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Andreas Höfele, Werner von Koppenfels - History - 2005 - 289 pages
...tempest come such calms, May the winds blow till they have wakened death, And let the labouring barque climb hills of seas, Olympus-high, and duck again...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. (II. 1.181-90) The logic of the speech turns on an initial opposition between storm and calm, death...
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