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" gainst my fury Do I take part. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance ; they being penitent, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further. "
THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE - Page 67
1850
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 39

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...an end in itself, but the necessary preparation for the recovery of kindness. As he says to Ariel: Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling Of...relish all as sharply Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick. Yet with my nobler reason...
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Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics

Stephen W. Smith, Travis Curtright - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 244 pages
...actually finds it necessary to remind Ariel that he is a human being and hence subject to passions: Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling Of...relish all as sharply Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? (5.1.21-24) But even as he claims to feel passions as strongly as other human...
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2002 - 272 pages
...become tender. PROSPERO Dost thou think so, spirit? 25 ARIEL Mine would, sir, were I human. PROSPERO And mine shall. Hast thou, which art but air, a touch,...myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply 30 Passion as they, be kindlier moved than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th'...
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The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare's The Tempest

Edward Mendelson, Wystan Hugh Auden - Poetry - 2003 - 106 pages
..."affections" would "become tender" if he beheld the sufferings of the court party, Prospero answers: And mine shall. Hast thou, which art but air, a touch,...art? Though with their high wrongs I am struck to th' quick, Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury Do I take part. The rarer action is In virtue...
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Belief and Uncertainty in the Poetry of Robert Frost

Robert Pack - Poetry - 2003 - 242 pages
...become tender. PROSPERO: Dost thou think so, spirit? ARIKI.: Mine would, sir, were I human. PROSPERO: And mine shall. Hast thou, which art but air, a touch,...myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply, Rassion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the...
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The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique

Christopher J. Cobb - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 304 pages
...guide to action: Prospero. Dost thou think so, spirit? Ariel. Mine would, sir, were I human. Prospero. And mine shall. Hast thou, which art but air, a touch,...relish all as sharply Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? (5.1.19-24) Prospero guides his feelings and actions not by his own reaction to...
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