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" tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword ; whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile ; whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world : kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 65
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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The Tragedy of Cymbeline

William Shakespeare - Tragedy - 1924 - 166 pages
...Hath cut her throat already. No, 'tis slander^ Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue 36 Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath Rides...belie All corners of the world; kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave 40 This viperous slander enters. What cheer,...
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A Dictionary of the Characters & Proper Names in the Works of Shakespeare ...

Francis Griffin Stokes - Characters and characteristics in literature - 1924 - 359 pages
...by Sh. mythically. 'Skoggins,' Qq ; 'Scoggan's,' F. ; 'Schoggani,' SLA] Slander. Personified. 'SI., Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue...of Nile, whose breath Rides on the posting winds' (Cymb. iii, 4) ; 'Sl.'s venom'd spear' (Rich. II, i, 1) ; also, ace. Theobald's conjecture, Hand, iv,...
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Shakespeare's Romance of the Word, Volume 10

Maurice Hunt - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 183 pages
...grief in terms of a Renaissance commonplace of slander: What shall I need to draw my sword? the paper Hath cut her throat already. No, 'tis slander, Whose...belie All corners of the world. Kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters. (3.4.32-39) A character...
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Shakespeare's Other Lives: An Anthology of Fictional Depictions of the Bard

Maurice O'Sullivan - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 223 pages
...eyes. And again this passage, called forth possibly by the letters of the Rev. Walter Blaise:Slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword; whose Tongue...posting winds and doth belie All corners of the world. As also then:Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, Whiles,...
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Cymbeline

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 287 pages
...dishonour and equally to me 30 disloyal.' PISANIO (aside) What shall I need to draw my sword ? The paper Hath cut her throat already. No, 'tis slander, Whose...tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath 35 12 summer ie joyful. Compare Sonnet 24 grief injury 98.7 : 'any summer's story'. 32 What why, ie...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 580 pages
...plain, he must speak truth. William Shakespeare, 1605-6, King Lear, II. ii. (Oxford) 94 36:86 [Pisanio] Slander, / Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose...posting winds and doth belie / All corners of the world. William Shakespeare, 1610-11, Cymbeline, III. iv. 33 36:87 If you want truth to go round the world...
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Four Late Plays

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 410 pages
...her dishonour, and 30 equally to me disloyal.' PISANIO What shall I need to draw my sword? The paper Hath cut her throat already. No, 'tis slander, Whose...belie All corners of the world. Kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters. What cheer, madam?...
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