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" Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe to Heaven : the fated sky Gives us free scope ; only, doth backward pull Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare - Page 8
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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The Fated Sky: Astrology in History

Benson Bobrick - History - 2006 - 384 pages
..."dull." That is perhaps what Shakespeare's Helena means in All's Well That Ends Well when she exclaims: "Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, / Which we...pull / Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull." The lingo of astrologers came in for some mocking, of course. In John Marston's The Malcontent, a whore...
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Shakespeare

Gabriel Egan - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 282 pages
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Shakespeare: A Life in Art

Russell A. Fraser - 1988
...great clarity. Helena in All's Well, a player in this spirit war, is notably clear, or seems to be. Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. (1.1) This passage became my touchstone for "Pelagian" Shakespeare, who doesn't believe there's a crack...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies

Penny Gay - Literary Criticism - 2008
...wisdom to the audience, and at the same time indicates that this woman intends to pursue her desires: Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. . . . Impossible be strange attempts to those That weigh their pains in sense, and do suppose What...
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On Shakspeare's Knowledge and Use of the Bible

Charles Wordsworth - Literary Collections - 2008 - 384 pages
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