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" So, oft it chances in particular men, That for some vicious mole of nature in them, As, in their birth,— wherein they are not guilty, Since nature cannot choose his origin,— By the o'ergrowth of some complexion... "
Elements of Criticism - Page 213
by Lord Henry Home Kames - 1762
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Steppingstones Toward an Ethics for Fellow Existers: Essays 1944-1983

E. Spiegelberg, Herbert Spiegelberg - Philosophy - 1986 - 337 pages
...meditating on the sources of human corruption, remarks: So oft it chances in particular men That for some vicious mole of nature in them, As in their birth, -wherein they are not guilty, Since nature cannot choose its origin- . . . (Act I, Scene IV, lines 23-26) (The remainder of this rather involved chain...
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Primal Scenes: Literature, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis

Ned Lukacher - Hermeneutics - 1988 - 342 pages
...the text. Here, then, is the speech in question: So, oft it chances in particular men That for some vicious mole of nature in them, As in their birth, wherein they are not guilty (Since nature cannot choose his origin), By their o'ergrowth of some complexion, Oft breaking down the pales and forts of...
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Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays ...

Janet Adelman - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 379 pages
...female body that corrupts man against his will: So, oft it chances in particular men That for some vicious mole of nature in them, As in their birth, wherein they are not guilty (Since nature cannot choose his origin), . . . these men, Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect, Being Nature's livery...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 138 pages
...Soil our addition; and indeed it takes From our achievements, though performed at height, The pith and marrow of our attribute. So, oft it chances in particular men, That for some vicious mole of nature in them, As in their birth, wherein they are not guilty (Since nature cannot...
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Working with Shakespeare

Howard Mills - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 247 pages
...Soil our addition: and indeed it takes From our achievements, though performed at height, 5 The pith and marrow of our attribute. So, oft it chances in particular men That, for some vicious mole of nature in them — As in their birth, wherein they are not guilty, Since nature...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...Shakespeare had given this precise description: 'So, oft it chances in particular men That for some vicious mole of nature in them, As in their birth, wherein they are not guilty (Since nature cannot choose his origin), By their o'ergrowth of some complexion, Oft breaking down the pales and forts of...
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The Absent Shakespeare

Mark Jay Mirsky - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 174 pages
...phrase Soil our addition, and indeed it takes From our achievements, though perform'd at height The pith and marrow of our attribute, So oft it chances in particular men, That for some vicious mole of nature in them As in their birth wherein they are not guilty, (Since nature cannot...
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The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare's Tragedies

Jonathan Baldo - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 213 pages
..."general" or popular judgments on "particular men": So, oft it chances in particular men That for some vicious mole of nature in them, As in their birth, wherein they are not guilty (Since nature cannot choose his origin), By their o'ergrowth of some complexion, Oft breaking down the pales and forts of...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...goes on. His next words provide further insight: So, oft it chances in particular men, That for some vicious mole of nature in them, As in their birth, wherein they are not guilty (Since nature cannot choose his origin) . . . Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect, Being nature's livery, or fortune's...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...oft it chances in particular men They move off along the corridor. HAMLET (continuing) That for some vicious mole of nature in them, As in their birth, wherein they are not guilty Since nature cannot choose his origin, He is talking as if he were asking questions of himself. HAMLET (continuing) By...
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