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" Twere now to be most happy; for, I fear, My soul hath her content so absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. "
THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; ILLISTRATED: EMBRACING A LIFE OF ... - Page 431
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Style: Essays on Renaissance and Restoration Literature and Culture in ...

Harriett Hawkins - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 296 pages
...3. Such beliefs help explain the sudden dread Othello experiences at a moment of extreme happiness: "If it were now to die, / Twere now to be most happy;...another comfort like to this / Succeeds in unknown fate" (2.1.188-92). Such dangerous and public relishing of happiness draws from Desdemona a nervous disclaimer:...
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Renaissance Drama 33

Jeffrey Masten, Wendy Wall - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 246 pages
...Othello" and Othello comes back with a heady burst of runover lines that climax in a fantasy of Liebestod: If it were now to die 'Twere now to be most happy,...another comfort, like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. (2.1.187-91) Like to what? What is he talking about? Is he only expressing relief that they both made...
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Why Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Playwright's Art

G. M. Pinciss - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 192 pages
...extraordinary welcome: It gives me wonder great as my content To see you here before me. O my soul's joy! If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy;...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. (Il.i) The speaker has this instant been reunited with the woman he has only just married; actually,...
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Confluences: Postcolonialism, African American Literary Studies, and the ...

John Cullen Gruesser - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 177 pages
...however, when he is reunited with his wife on Cyprus, he can barely contain his emotion, telling her If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy,...absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds to unknown fate. (2.1.187-91) Observing this uncharacteristic display of passion, lago knows for certain...
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