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" Cressid's name the very crown of falsehood, If ever she leave Troilus ! Time, force, and death, Do to this body what extremes you can ; But the strong base and building of my love Is as the very centre of the earth, Drawing all things to it. "
The Living Age - Page 205
1897
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Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Joseph Allen Bryant - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 270 pages
...crown of falsehood. If ever she leave Troilus! Time, force, and death Do to this body what extremes you can; But the strong base and building of my love...very centre of the earth, Drawing all things to it. I'll go in and weep. [IV.ii.96-105] There is no coquetry in this speech , no dissembling of any kind...
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Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1987 - 252 pages
...Make Cressid's name the very crown of falsehood If ever she leave Troilus! Time, force, and death, nDo to this body what extremity you can; But the strong...very centre of the earth, Drawing all things to it. I will go in and weep PANDARUSDo, do. CRESSIDA Tear my bright hair, and scratch my praised cheeks;...
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Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot - Drama - 1995 - 197 pages
...vehement) protestations in the farewell scene: Time, force and death Do to this body what extremes you can; But the strong base and building of my love...very centre of the earth, Drawing all things to it. 1v, ii, 104-8 As for Troilus' insistent (too insistent) calls ('Be true'), about twenty lines later...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...crown of falsehood, If ever she leave Troilus! Time, force, and death, Do lo this body what extremes you can; But the strong base and building of my love...very centre of the earth Drawing all things to it. (IV, ii, 99-105) The words seem powerful. Yet within two scenes they prove fraudulent. pathetically:...
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莎士比亞通論: 喜劇

顏元叔 - Comedy - 2001 - 812 pages
...crown of falsehood If ever she leave Troilus! Time, force, and death, Do to this body what eXtremes you can; But the strong base and building of my love...very centre of the earth, Drawing all things to it. I'll go in and weep@ Pand. Do, do. Cress. @Tear my bright hair, and scratch my praised cheeks, Crack...
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Solo-speare! : Shakespearean Monologues for Student Actors

William Shakespeare, Lindsay Price - Acting - 2003 - 73 pages
...crown of falsehood, If ever she leave Troilus! Time, force, and death, Do to this body what extremes you can; But the strong base and building of my love...very centre of the earth, Drawing all things to it. I'll go in and weep, Tear my bright hair and scratch my praised cheeks, Crack my clear voice with sobs...
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The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Colin Butler - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 205 pages
...playing hard to get. Nevertheless, when Cressida learns that she is to go to the Greeks, she declares, "But the strong base and building of my love / Is...very centre of the earth, / Drawing all things to it" (4.2), and again, "My love admits no qualifying dross, / No more my grief, in such a precious loss"...
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Shakespeare and the Confines of Art

Philip Edwards - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 170 pages
...the battle, seemingly unaware that he has changed his mind. Cressida vows fidelity The strong hase and building of my love Is as the very centre of the earth, Drawing all things to it- (IV, ii, 109-11) but to seal her infidelity she actually woos Diomed. Even among all this, the gulf...
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Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 258 pages
...force, and death Do to this body what extremes you can, Hut the strong base and building of my love 100 Is as the very centre of the earth Drawing all things to it. I'll go in and weep PANDARUS Do, do. CRESSIDA Tear my bright hair and scratch my praised cheeks, Crack...
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