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" O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds, That did not better for my life provide Than public means which public manners breeds. Thence comes it that my name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued... "
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by William Shakespeare - 1874
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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays

James Schiffer - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 474 pages
...the author transpires. In sonnet HI, for example, the goddess of fortune is to be eluded That [she] did not better for my life provide Than public means...name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued By what it works in, like the dyer's hand. (3-7) Inside the Sonnets these details are opaque....
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Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R.A. Foakes

R. A. Foakes - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 pages
...the theatre, which brands his name like an infection.1" Here is the relevant portion of Sonnet 111: O for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty...breeds; Thence comes it that my name receives a brand. The branded name is a "strong infection." Davies wrote as if to console Shakespeare for his hard fortune,...
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The Invention of Art: A Cultural History

Larry Shiner - Art - 2003 - 362 pages
...Southampton), Shakespeare turned to writing exclusively for the theater. Sonnet ill seems to allude to it: O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty...means which public manners breeds. Thence comes it my name receives a brand. (Lines 1-5) The "brand" Shakespeare's name received from the public theater...
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Guilty Creatures : Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship ...

Dennis Kezar Assistant Professor of English Vanderbilt University - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 280 pages
...a vocational "infection" that has marked him with a damned spot: The guilty goddess of my harmfull deeds, That did not better for my life provide Than...name receives a brand; And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand. (lines 2-7) Not only is this plainant's name passively...
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Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist

Lukas Erne - Drama - 2003 - 287 pages
...King among the meaner sort.21 Shakespeare himself seems to suggest something similar in Sonnet 111: O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty...name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand. (1-7) If we remind ourselves of the reputation Shakespeare...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...depicted in the sonnets. But here it is part of the erotic dance between himself and the beautiful boy: O, for my sake do you with fortune chide, The guilty...name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand. Pity me. . . . (111.1-8) The permanent stain that...
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Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets

J. B. Leishman - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 254 pages
...embarrassment, which the coat of arms he had successfully applied for had not even begun to remove. O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty...dyer's hand: Pity me then and wish I were renew'd. (in) 1 Regard, affection. * Separating. * How it could ever have been supposed (by Samuel Butler and...
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Shakespeare: The Art of the Dramatist

Roland Mushat Frye - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 271 pages
...Shakespeare's reaction to this circumstance may be revealed in Sonnet 111, which bewails the fact that Fortune did not better for my life provide Than public means...dyer's hand. Pity me then, and wish I were renew'd. It has often been said that this sonnet reflects Shakespeare's attitude towards the stage (and Sonnets...
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莎士比亞十四行詩集

Shakespeare, William - Sonnets, English - 2006 - 347 pages
...to thy pure and most most loving breast. ' iííf ft it ^c 'IS ai «If^íffiAf Sonnets Sonnet 111 O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty...name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand. Pity me then, and wish I were renewed, Whilst like...
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Portrait of Mr W H EasyRead Large Editio

Oscar Wilde - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 84 pages
...full of shame at having made himself 'a motley to the view. 1 The lllth Sonnet is especially bitter:O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty...name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand: Pity me then and wish I were renew'd and there are...
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