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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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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - Religion - 2000 - 218 pages
...woman to be wild with her husband when he goes in for secret love. Euripides, Medea (5th century BCE) s Thou shalt not die: die for adultery! No: The wren...and the small gilded fly Does lecher in my sight. William Shakespeare, King Lear, IV, vi, 111-13(1604-5) 9 Do not adultery commit; Advantage rarely comes...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...I do state, 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....
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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
...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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Collins Quotation Finder

Reference - 2001 - 829 pages
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In Praise of Antiheroes: Figures and Themes in Modern European Literature ...

Victor Brombert, Victor H. Brombert - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 168 pages
...subjects accused of the crime of adultery: I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery? No. The wren...fly does lecher in my sight. Let copulation thrive. . . . To't luxury, pell-mell! The textual link is confirmed by the striking similarity of apocalyptic...
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Hearing the Measures: Shakespearean and Other Inflections

George Thaddeus Wright - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 327 pages
...break up the verse alarmingly: Lear. I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? Adultery? Thou shall not die. Die for adultery? No, The wren goes to't,...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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Shakespeare's Theatre: A Dictionary of His Stage Context

Hugh M. Richmond - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 570 pages
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 13

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 200 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,...and the small gilded fly Does lecher in my sight. (rv, vi, 110-16) The thought is already present, if only as yet indirectly expressed, that none offends...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Challenge: On the Rise of Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 181 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, and the small gilded fly Does lecher in my sight. (IV.vi.lll) The 'gilded fly' recalls Titus Andronicus (page 22 above). Lear continues : Let copulation...
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Man's Peril, 1954-55

Bertrand Russell - Philosophy - 2003 - 718 pages
...into the post-war era. 184: 28 the remarks of King Lear in Act IV, Scene vi For example: "Thou shall not die; die for adultery! No: / The wren goes to't,...kinder to his father, than my daughters / Got 'tween lawful sheets. / To 't luxury, pell-mell, for I lack soldiers." 184:41-2 In the Him industry, the matter...
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