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" Ay, every inch a king : When I do stare, see how the subject quakes. I pardon that man's life. — What was thy cause? — Adultery? — Thou shalt not die : die for adultery ! No : The wren goes to't, and the small gilded fly Does lecher in my sight.... "
Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear - Page 444
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...When I do stare, see how the subject quakes. I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery? No. The wren...Does lecher in my sight. Let copulation thrive; for Gloucester's bastard son Was kinder to his father than my daughters Got 'tween the lawful sheets. To't,...
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King Lear

Harley Granville-Barker - Art - 1995 - 125 pages
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The Origins of Free Verse

Associate Professor H T Kirby-Smith, A.B., M.A., Henry Tompkins Kirby-Smith - Poetry - 1996 - 304 pages
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Shakespeare's Political Pageant: Essays in Literature and Politics

Joseph Alulis, Vickie B. Sullivan - Drama - 1996 - 276 pages
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The Adventures of a Shakespeare Scholar: To Discover Shakespeare ..., Volume 10

Marvin Rosenberg - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 365 pages
...stare, see how the subject quakes. I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? Thou shall not die. Die for adultery? no. The wren goes to't,...To't luxury, pell-mell! for I lack soldiers. Behold yond simp'ring dame, Whose face between her forks presages snow, That minces virtue, and does shake...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...ch. 2(1850). Referring to the scarlet letter of Hester Prynne, standing for Adulteress. 6 Adultery? Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery! No, the wren...fly Does lecher in my sight. Let copulation thrive. Adulthood/Adult Development 1 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought...
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Hunting the Wren: Transformation of Bird to Symbol : a Study in Human-animal ...

Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence - Social Science - 1997 - 234 pages
...121). The idea that the wren is a fornicator is expressed by Shakespeare's King Lear, who cries, . . . Die for adultery? No. The wren goes to't and the small...fly Does lecher in my sight. Let copulation thrive. (Act IV, Scene 6) Conversely, the wren's raising of a large brood is considered an admirable trait....
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Shakespeare: Invention of the Human: The Invention of the Human

Harold Bloom - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 768 pages
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The Origins of Free Verse

Henry Tompkins Kirby-Smith - Poetry - 1998 - 304 pages
...When I do stare, see how the subject quakes. I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery? No. The wren...Does lecher in my sight. Let copulation thrive; for Gloucester's bastard son Was kinder to his father than my daughters Got 'tween lawful sheets. (4.5)...
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The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 275 pages
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