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" What years i' faith? VIOLA About your years my Lord. DUKE Too old by heaven: let still the woman take An elder than herself, so wears she to him; So sways she level in her husband's heart: For boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 213
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Syracuse University

Steve Krakauer - Education - 2005 - 160 pages
...take An elder than herself; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart: For boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more...longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn Than women's are. (2.4.29-35) He still idealizes women; we know that Olivia has forgotten her brother and giddily begun...
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William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life

Samuel Schoenbaum, Distinguished Professor of Renaissance Literature and Director Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies S Schoenbaum - Biography & Autobiography - 1987 - 384 pages
...take An elder than herself; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more...and unfirm, More longing, wavering, sooner lost and won, Than women's are. Viola. I think it well, my lord. Duke. Then let thy love be younger than thyself,...
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Words of Wisdom

William Safire, Leonard Safir - Education - 1990 - 432 pages
...take An elder than herself; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more...wavering, sooner lost and worn, Than women's are. — The Duke, in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Let there be no great disproportion in age. They that...
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Jane Austen's Art of Memory

Jocelyn Harris - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 271 pages
...Benwick inconstant. Her 'authority' could be the Duke in Twelfth Night admitting to Viola,17 For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more...and unfirm, More longing, wavering, sooner lost and won, Than women's are. |n. iv. 31-4) An even more likely source is the song in Much Ado about men being...
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Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault

Jonathan Dollimore, Reader in the School of English and American Studies Jonathan Dollimore - Design - 1991 - 388 pages
...men's inconstancy which in turn becomes the means of an ironically revealed displacement: DUKE. . . . however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more...longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn Than women's are. . . . Then let thy love he younger than thyself, Or thy affection cannot hold the hent: For women are...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...An elder than herself; so wears she to him; 50 So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more...wavering, sooner lost and worn, Than women's are. VIOLA I think it well, my lord. ORSINO Then let thy love be younger than thyself, Or thy affection...
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The Homoerotics of Early Modern Drama

Mario DiGangi, Digangi Mario - Drama - 1997 - 216 pages
...have lost their virginity, as he informs Cesario: So sways she level in her husband's heart: For boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more...and unfirm, More longing, wavering, sooner lost and won Than women's are. v1o. I think it well my lord. ORS . Then let thy love be younger than thyself,...
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Shakespeares Komödien aus der Sicht der pragmatischen Kommunikationstheorie

Beatrix Hesse - 1998 - 200 pages
...hat, und vor dem Hintergrund von Orsinos emotionaler Unstetigkeit. So sagt Orsino über sich selbst: "Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm,/ More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn,/ Than women's are."(II.iv.33ff) Und Feste charakterisiert ihn in der selben Szene mit den Worten "thy mind is a very...
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Twelfth Night

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - Drama - 2001 - 32 pages
...take An elder than herself, so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart: For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more...wavering, sooner lost and worn, Than women's are. Act ii Sciv Viola tells him of a woman's constancy in love; she is, of course, expressing her own feelings...
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Shakespearian Production: With Especial Reference to the Tragedies

George Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 323 pages
...the 1936 edition, but was excluded from the 1949 Penguin edition. Compare p. 294 below.) 80 For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more...longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn Than women's are. To which Cesario replies: 'I think it well, my lord.' Watch the contrast in this scene of female sincerity,...
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