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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 Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 512
1911
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Studies of Shakspere: Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text

Charles Knight - 1849 - 560 pages
...separation and their danger, the depth of his affection bursts forth in irrepressible words : — " If it were now to die, 'T were now to be most happy;...That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unkuown fate." Such are the materials upon which lago has to work in Othello. But, had Desdemona been...
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Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays ...

Janet Adelman - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 379 pages
...hills of seas, Olympus-high, and duck again as low As hell's from heaven. If it were now to die, Twere now to be most happy, for I fear My soul hath her...another comfort, like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. (2.1.184-93) The anticipation of sexual union — represented in the climbing and ducking of the labouring...
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Othello

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 172 pages
...hills of seas Olympus-high, and duck again as low As hell's from heaven! If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy; for I fear, My soul hath her...not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate.60 DESDEM. The heavens forbid But that our loves and comforts should increase Even as our days...
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The Masks of Othello: The Search for the Identity of Othello, Iago, and ...

Marvin Rosenberg - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 313 pages
...voice of love itself; describing that passion in so extatic a manner, as seemingly justified his fear That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate." The "vehemence" of this Othello's "tender passion for Desdemona seized every imagination." 41 But Barry's...
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Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays

Carol Thomas Neely - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 261 pages
...Cyprus suggests his preference for a perpetually unconsummated courtship: If it were now to die, Twere now to be most happy, for I fear My soul hath her...another comfort, like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. [II.i.189-93] In response Desdemona asserts instead quotidian joys: The heavens forbid But that our...
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Watching Shakespeare on Television

Herbert R. Coursen - Performing Arts - 1993 - 198 pages
...hills of seas Olympus-high, and duck again as low As hell's from heaven! If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy; for I fear My soul hath her...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. (1.2.212-22) He says too much, claiming a superhuman perfection for himself, his words placing him...
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Misrepresentations: Shakespeare and the Materialists

Graham Bradshaw - Fiction - 1993 - 322 pages
...Cyprus, Othello exclaims, If it were now to dye, 'Twere now to be most happy. For I feare, My Soule hath her content so absolute, That not another comfort like to this, Succeedes in unknowne Fate. (2.1.189-93) These lines express a feeling both rare and familiar (I imagine...
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Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies

Maynard Mack - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 279 pages
...tragic hero's intimation of some doom possibly yet hanging in the stars: If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy; for I fear My soul hath her...another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. (2.1.187) May "this, and this," he adds, kissing her, "the greatest discords be That e'er our hearts...
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Appropriating Shakespeare: Contemporary Critical Quarrels

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 508 pages
...his relationship with Desdemona — 'O my soul's joy!' as he exclaimed at their reunion in Cyprus, My soul hath her content so absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate . . . (2.1. 179ff ) are undermined one by one. The collapse of his private world — 'when I love thee...
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Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot - Drama - 1995 - 197 pages
...hills of seas, Olympus-high, and duck again as low As hell's from heaven. If it were now to die 'Twere now to be most happy, for I fear My soul hath her...comfort, like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. The heavens forbid But that our loves and comforts should increase, Even as our days do grow. Amen to that,...
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