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" From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty : As surfeit is the father of much fast, So every scope by the immoderate use Turns to restraint : Our natures do pursue, (Like rats that ravin down their proper bane,) A thirsty evil ; and when we drink, we die. "
Measure for measure. Comedy of errors - Page 15
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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The Wisdom and Genius of Shakespeare: Comprising Moral Philosophy ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 575 pages
...666. The same. Poison'd hours had bound me up From mine own knowledge. 30 — ii. 2. 667. Drunkenness. As surfeit is the father of much fast, So every scope...restraint : Our natures do pursue (Like rats that ravin 1 down their proper bane) A thirsty evil, and when we drink, we die. 5 — i. 3. 668. Drunkenness,...
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The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 345 pages
...determines Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and usc.'f THE CONSEQUENCE OF LIBERTY INDULGED. A* surfeit is the father of much fast, So every scope...restraint: Our natures do pursue, ( Like rats that ravini down their proper bane,) A thirsty evil; and when we drink, we die. ELOQUENCE AND BEAUTY. In...
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The Works of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Recently ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1853
...is just. Enter Lucio and two Gentlemen.' Lucio. Why, how now, Claudio? whence comes this restraint ? Claud. From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty : As surfeit is the father of much fast, So every scape by the immoderate use Turns to restraint. Our natures do pursue, Like rats that ravin* down their...
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THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE

J. PAYNE COLLIER - 1853
...is just. Enter Lucio and two Gentlemen? Lucio. Why, how now, Claudio? whence comes this restraint ? m all the daughters of my father's scape by the immoderate use Turns to restraint. Our natures do pursue, Like rats that ravin 4 down...
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A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 pages
...surface close; The living stream lies quick below, And flows, and cannot cease to flow. Byron. SURFEIT. As surfeit is the father of much fast, So every scope, by the immoderate use, Turns to restraint. Shakspere. They surfeited with honey; and began To loathe the taste of sweetness, whereof little More...
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Dictionary of Shakespearian Quotations: Exhibiting the Most Forcible ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 418 pages
...those, How mean soe'er, that have their honest wills, Which seasons comfort. Cym. i. 7. LICENTIOUSNESS. As surfeit is the father of much fast, So every scope, by the immoderate use, Turns to restraint. MM i. 3. LIFE (See also ILLUSION, MAN, DEATH). Thy life's a miracle. KL iv. 6. Life's but a walking...
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The Patriarchy of Shakespeare's Comedies

Marilyn L. Williamson - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 207 pages
...turns it into something joyless and destructive. As Claudio exclaims to Lucio when he is arrested, "Our natures do pursue, / Like rats that ravin down...bane, / A thirsty evil, and when we drink we die" (1.2.129-31). When Lucio might be forced to marry the mother of his child, she becomes "the rotten...
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Ethical Studies

F. H. Bradley, Francis Herbert Bradley - Philosophy - 1988 - 344 pages
...consequences in view. Fierce hate and hot lust for a mortal pleasure lead men to death ; as the poet says, Our natures do pursue, Like rats that ravin down their proper bane, A thirsty evi! ; and when we drink we die. But the point here is this, Is the end only before the mind, with...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 255 pages
...just. Enter Lucio and two Gentlemen LUCtO Why, how now, Claudio, whence comes this restraint ? CLAUDIO From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty. As surfeit...to restraint. Our natures do pursue, Like rats that raven down their proper bane, A thirsty evil, and when we drink, we die. 1 20 weight. | WARBURTON ;...
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Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays

Carol Thomas Neely - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 261 pages
...to all proceedings" (IV. iv. 20-21) — and Claudio repudiates even his loving union with Juliet — "Our natures do pursue / Like rats that ravin down...bane, / A thirsty evil, and when we drink, we die" (I.0.131-33). Procreation, which in the romantic comedies and in All's Well legitimizes sexuality and...
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