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" Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe to Heaven : the fated sky Gives us free scope ; only, doth backward pull Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare - Page 8
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Women's Re-visions of Shakespeare: On the Responses of Dickinson ..., Volume 4

Marianne Novy - Feminism and literature - 1990 - 260 pages
...the power of "merit" (1.1.223) and individual effort, and resists any notion that her fate is fixed: "Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, / Which we...pull / Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. . . . my project may deceive me, / But my intents are fix'd, and will not leave me" (1.1.212-15; 224-25)....
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...cool. And what they undid did. (II, ii) WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) Ill's Well That Ends Well 1 Q (I, i) 2 Thy blood and virtue Contend for empire in thee, and thy goodness Share with thy birthright!...
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Shakespeare's Courtly Mirror: Reflexivity and Prudence in All's Well that ...

David Haley - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 314 pages
...allows the heroine to interpret her desire for Bertram as an auspicious sign beckoning her to Paris: Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie. Which we ascribe...brings To join like likes, and kiss like native things. (212-19) As Hunter comments, the word mounts implies an image from hawking. "Helena can see her prey...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...curative role of imagination, which Shakespeare so clearly demonstrates, is yet a live issue to-day. 'Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull.' (All's Well That Ends Well 1.1.212) III.6 Mind and Body Sexuality 'There was good sport at his making'...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...is also occupied with more spiritual matters, as she indicates when Parolles leaves to join Bertram: Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie. Which we ascribe...brings To join like likes, and kiss like native things. (I, i, 216-223) Throughout the play, heavenly or divine influences are often mentioned in conjunction...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 403 pages
...a more positive force as she suggests that the stars are not entirely in control of our destinies: Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. (1.1.212-15) The language in which she expresses the idea that the divine will in combination with...
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All's Well that Ends Well

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 245 pages
...fated 'invested with the power of destiny' IBevington) Gives us free scope, only doth backward pull 220 Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. What...brings To join like likes and kiss like native things. 225 Impossible be strange attempts to those That weigh their pains in sense and do suppose What hath...
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I Wish I'd Made You Angry Earlier: Essays on Science, Scientists, and Humanity

Max F. Perutz - Creative ability in science - 2002 - 354 pages
...is my kingdom lost? why 'twas my care; And what loss is it to be rid of care? Richard II to Scroop Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. Helena, in All's Well that Ends Well Honours thrive when from our acts we them derive, Than our foregoers....
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Shakespeare's Third Keyboard: The Significance of Rime in Shakespeare's Plays

Lorna Flint - Drama - 2000 - 205 pages
...of a Shakespearian sonnet, each fourlined group marking a complete stage in the argument. The first: Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. (1.1.212-15) offers a statement, and the reason that supports it. The second: What power is it which...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...remains undiscouraged, even after the gibes of Parolles, Bertram's manipulative confidant. In her words: What power is it which mounts my love so high, That...nature brings To join like likes, and kiss like native beings. (I, i, 220-223) Throughout the play, heavenly influences are mentioned in relation to Helena....
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