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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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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - Mirror symmetry - 2001 - 498 pages
...prison-bound Claudio's more particular response to Lucio's inquiring, "Whence comes this restraint?" From too much liberty, my Lucio. Liberty, As surfeit,...every scope by the immoderate use Turns to restraint. (1.2.117-20) This, too, reminds one of Sokrates' account of democracy, specifically of how the increasing...
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Measure for Measure: Oxford School Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 138 pages
...subjects, citizens, students? A3 Claudio blames himself for his present predicament, saying that it comes From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty. As surfeit...every scope by the immoderate use Turns to restraint. (i, 2, 113-16) When does liberty become licence? How far should the state (ruler, governor) go in controlling...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...de la obra, no podemos saberlo, aunque esa es la conclusión implícita de The end ofkinship [El 2. Our natures do pursue, / Like rats that ravin down...bane, / A thirsty evil, and when we drink we die. [I. ii. 120-22] f1nal del parentesco] (1988) de Marc Shell, el mejor estudio completo de Medida por...
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Shakespearean Scholarship: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 413 pages
...brother Claudio, explains to his good friend Lucio why he is being taken away in chains to prison: From too much liberty, (my Lucio) Liberty: As surfeit...proper Bane, A thirsty evil, and when we drink, we die. [Measure 1.2.125] Lucio responds to this image of self-indulgence as rats that ravin, or gobble down,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 40

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 256 pages
...i in which, replying to Lucio, he admits that his own indictment and his imprisonment come directly From too much liberty, my Lucio, liberty; As surfeit...proper bane, A thirsty evil; and when we drink we die. (i. 2. 119-24) Empson's analysis of these lines pinpoints the issue: Evidently the first idea was that...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...price of serious things we have, Not knowing them until we know their grave. King— All's Well V.iii As surfeit is the father of much fast, So every scope...proper bane, A thirsty evil, and when we drink we die. Claudio — MforM I.ii In the reproof of chance Lies the true proof of men; the sea being smooth, How...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...long as men live in the earthly city, the city of self-love, as Claudio recognizes, every scope by immoderate use Turns to restraint. Our natures do...proper bane, A thirsty evil, and when we drink we die. (I.ii.131-34) Othello [12 March 1947] Between the ages of 40 and 44, Shakespeare wrote his great tragedies....
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The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them

Samuel Anthony Barnett - Nature - 2001 - 202 pages
...This way of speaking becomes still more convenient in the chapters that follow. 6 ARE RATS GLUTTONS? Our natures do pursue Like rats that ravin down their...proper bane, A thirsty evil; and when we drink we die. SHAKESPEARE, Measure for Measure If rats do think, it must often be about food. Like other rodents,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 31

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 256 pages
...sex and is now obsessed with it, suggest that Isabella might fall too? Claudio has informed us that Liberty, As surfeit, is the father of much fast; So...every scope by the immoderate use Turns to restraint. (1, ii, u7-20) So might not the reverse prove true for his sister, as it already has for Angelo? Could...
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On Interpretation: Studies in Culture, Law, and the Sacred

Andrew D. Weiner, Leonard V. Kaplan - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 291 pages
...and sentenced to die for unrestrained behavior, laments: Our natures do pursue, Like rats that raven down their proper bane, A thirsty evil; and when we drink, we die. (I.ii. 120-22) In Measure for Measure, Shakespeare shows the Duke wrestling with the obligations he...
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