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" Hence, bashful cunning; And prompt me, plain and holy innocence ! I am your wife, if you will marry me ; If not, I'll die your maid : to be your fellow You may deny me ; but I'll be your servant Whether you will or no. "
The Works of Shakespeare: in Eight Volumes - Page 42
by William Shakespeare - 1767
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 43

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 292 pages
...antitype to 'the shrews of the 188os'; her tears at her own 'unworthiness' and her words to Ferdinand, 'I am your wife, if you will marry me; / If not, I'll die your maid', are to an audience 'a discovery at the end of a century in which the followers of the Dovre poet had...
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Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays

Carol Thomas Neely - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 261 pages
...unworthiness, that dare not offer / What I desire to give, and much less take / What I shall die to want. ... I am your wife if you will marry me; / If not, I'll die your maid" (III.i. 77-84). Although Perdita withholds herself from the sexual license of the Bohemian countryside...
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The Absent Shakespeare

Mark Jay Mirsky - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 174 pages
...itself, The bigger bulk it shows. Hence, bashful cunning! And prompt me, plain and holy innocence. I am your wife, if you will marry me. If not, I'll die...To be your fellow You may deny me, but I'll be your servant Whether you will or no. (3.1.77-86) Many critics have noted the references throughout the play...
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Particular Saints: Shakespeare's Four Antonios, Their Contexts, and Their Plays

Cynthia Lewis - Drama - 1997 - 250 pages
...labors under the influence of Miranda (3.1.63-67), who herself exemplifies liberality at every turn: "To be your fellow / You may deny me, but I'll be your servant, / Whether you will or no" (3.1.84-86). Objectively, the same spiritual freedom can be described...
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Il messaggio di don Milani

Giulia D'Amico - Education - 1998 - 69 pages
...bashful cunning! And prompt me plain and holy innocence! I am your wife if you will marry me; if not, Fll die your maid: to be your fellow you may deny me; but Fll be your servant, 85 whether you will or no. Ferdinand My mistress, dearest; and I thus humble ever....
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 226 pages
...itself, 80 The bigger bulk it shows. Hence bashful cunning, And prompt me plain and holy innocence. I am your wife, if you will marry me; If not, I'll die...your maid. To be your fellow You may deny me, but Til be your servant 85 Whether you will or no. My mistress, dearest, And I thus humble ever. My husband...
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Writing Prejudices: The Psychoanalysis and Pedagogy of Discrimination from ...

Robert Samuels - Psychology - 2001 - 196 pages
...desire in terms of servitude and enslavement, and he induces in Miranda a similar conception of love: I am your wife if you will marry me; If not I'll die...To be your fellow You may deny me, but I'll be your servant Whether you will or not. (3.1.83-86) Marriage and love are determined here by a relationship...
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Four Late Plays

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 410 pages
...itself, 80 The bigger bulk it shows. Hence bashful cunning, And prompt me plain and holy innocence. I am your wife, if you will marry me; If not, I'll die...to be your fellow You may deny me, but I'll be your servant, Whether you will or no. FERDINAND My mistress, dearest! And I thus humble ever. MIRANDA My...
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Nothing Remains the Same: Rereading and Remembering

Wendy Lesser - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 256 pages
...be fond of a self-abasing girl who says things to her lover like: I am your wife, if you will many me; If not, I'll die your maid. To be your fellow You may deny me; but I'll be your servant. Whether you will or no. She is a logical result of the Prospero School of Authoritarian Education,...
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...bashful cunning, And prompt me, plain and holy innocence. I am your wife if you will marry me. 100 If not, I'll die your maid. To be your fellow You may deny me, but I'll be your servant Whether you will or no. FERDINAND My mistress, dearest, and I thus humble ever. MIRANDA My...
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