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" Of sun and moon, and that the affrighted globe Should yawn at alteration. "
The Canadian Girl; Or, The Pirate of the Lakes: A Story of the Affections - Page 651
1838 - 716 pages
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 336 pages
...Lear', p. 377. probably in late 1603 or early 1604, Shakespeare had already alluded to double eclipses: Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse Of sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe Should yawn at alteration . (5.2.108—10) Eclipses were a topic of much...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D, John M. Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 pages
...scattering the Turks who had threatened Cyprus. Later, when the play's catastrophe develops, Othello says: 'Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse | Of sun and moon'. In another Shakespearian tragedy, there might indeed be such cosmic accompaniments of disorder (Gloucester...
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Paul Robeson Speaks: Writings, Speeches, and Interviews, a Centennial ...

Paul Robeson - Biography & Autobiography - 1978 - 623 pages
...arose: how make personal and convincing such lines as "When I love th.ee not chaos is come again," "Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse of sun and moon, and that the affrighted globe should yawn at alteration," or, "It is the very error of the moon — she...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 283 pages
...false, O then heaven mocks itself," or to say, in later confirmation of this prediction, O heavy hour! Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse Of sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe Should yawn at alteration. The plot of jealousy, which derives from its protagonist's...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 17

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 316 pages
...themselves blaze forth the death of princes;6 but Othello's exaggerated grief-stricken declaration Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse Of sun and moon, and that the affrighted globe Should yawn at alteration.7 10 145 . ssxvii Eclipses and conjunctions certainly...
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The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects

Charles Altieri - Art - 2003 - 299 pages
...Othello's realization of how the magnitude of his crime swallows up subjective being: "Oh heavy hour! / Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse / Of sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe / Did yawn at alteration" (5.2..97~ioi). If this sounds mystical, the reader...
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Othello

Steven Croft - Drama - 2004 - 208 pages
...speak to my wife. My wife! My wife! What wife? I have no wife. 100 Oh, insupportable! Oh heavy hour! Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse Of sun and moon, and that the affrighted globe Should yawn at alteration. EMILIA [Off-stage] I do beseech you That I may...
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Shakespeare's Webs: Networks of Meaning in Renaissance Drama

Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 168 pages
...harmed not me" (3.3.343-44); "My wife, my wife! What wife? I ha' no wife. O insupportable, O heavy hour! Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse Of sun and moon, and that th'affrighted globe Should yawn at alteration" (5.2.106-10). His suspicion initially divorced...
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Selected Works of Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf - Authorship - 2005 - 1019 pages
...there too. Ruin and death, he thought, cover all. The life of man ends in the grave. Worms devour us. Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse Of sun and moon, and that the affrighted globe Should yawn Even as he said this a star of some pallor rose in his memory....
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Renaissance Go-betweens: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Andreas Höfele, Werner von Koppenfels - History - 2005 - 289 pages
...ethics. Like Cleopatra's, Othello's imagery becomes the more cosmic as his plight seems more disastrous: 'Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse / Of sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe / Should yawn at alteration' (V.2. 108-10). Even when, conversely, the mode...
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