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" It were all one That I should love a bright particular star, And think to wed it, he is so above me : In his bright radiance and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 161
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...Helena, a gentlewoman raised by the Countess, is infatuated with the aristocratic count Bertram: Twere all one That I should love a bright particular star...and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere. (I, i, 85-89) He rebuffs her affection, but she remains undiscouraged, even after the gibes...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 17

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 316 pages
...regarded as the Christian heaven or firmament. Hence Helena's plaintive lament in All's Well 'Twerc all one That I should love a bright particular star...and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere.2 With all this, the sun yet retained a special place, as giver of light and heat. The spheres...
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The Sovereign Flower: On Shakespeare as the Poet of Royalism, Together with ...

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 324 pages
...service and adoration, reminiscent of the Sonnets. Her father is forgotten : If Bertram be away. 'Twere all one That I should love a bright particular star...and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere. The ambition in my love thus plagues itself: The hind that would be mated with the lion Must...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 22

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 212 pages
...shown to Shakespeare's own 'Lord of my love' (Sonnet 26). The image of the star is used by both: 'twere all one That I should love a bright particular star And think to wed it, he is so above me. (i, i, 83-5) The 'comfort' sought by Helena from Bertram's 'bright radiance' is echoed in Shakespeare's...
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The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination

Paul K. Saint-Amour, Paul K.. Saint-Amour - Law - 2003 - 281 pages
...rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous face of heaven to garnish. Oh! he's above all praise: it were all one That I should love a bright particular...and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere. Yet was he gentle: for who were below him He us'd as creatures of another place, Notes to the...
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The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swift

Fox - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 283 pages
...not be surpris'd to find him seldom with less than two or three Intrigues at a Time . . . 12. "Twere all one /That I should love a bright particular star...collateral light / Must I be comforted, not in his sphere": see Helena's soliloquy in All's Well that Ends Well, I. i. 87-91 in Oxford Shakespeare, ed....
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All's Well that Ends Well: All's Well, that Ends Well : the First Folio of ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 233 pages
...Carries no favour in't but Bertram's. I am undone! There is no living, none, If Bertram be away. 'Twere all one That I should love a bright particular star...and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere. All's Well that ends Well Lqf How vnderstand we that? Mo. Be thou blest Bertrame, and succeed...
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Celestina

Charlotte Smith - Fiction - 2004 - 603 pages
...Musgrave and I cannot successfully entertain her." 1 All's Well That Ends Well \. \ .80-2. Helena: '"Twere all one/ That I should love a bright particular star/ And think to wed it, he is so above me." 2 Confidential talk. Celestina, who did not promise herself much advantage from the change, since Captain...
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All's Well That Ends Well

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 336 pages
...almost all the known variations in readings from copy to copy. Key to Famous Lines and Phrases Twere all one That I should love a bright particular star And think to wed it, he is so above me. [Helm— 1.1.90-92] Withal, full oft we see Cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly. [Helen— 1.1.109-10]...
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Shakespeare and His Comedies

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 252 pages
...widened the distance from Bertram by making her poor as well as lowly. It seems to her that : 'Tivere all one That I should love a bright particular star And think to wed it, he is so above me. . . . (I. i. 96ff) For his part Bertram scarcely sees her ; we learn later that his eye has already...
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