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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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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...do, and accomplishes neither less nor more than she has resolved, professes a different creed : — ' Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull.' — All's Well, I, i, 231. Horatio, a believer in the ' divinity that shapes our ends,' by his promised...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...one, take me; and take me, take a soldier; take a soldier, take a king. King Henry — Henry V V.ii What power is it which mounts my love so high, That...brings To join like likes and kiss like native things. Helena— All's Well Li My friends were poor but honest, so's my love. Helena— All's Well I.iii This...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 30

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 232 pages
...often cuts across the verse structure, resisting its rhythm as much as it does that of the blank verse. Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. (1, ,212-15) It does incline more towards balanced antithesis, What power is it which mounts my love...
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Shakespeare and the History of Soliloquies

James E. Hirsh - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 470 pages
...memorably declared her specific intention not to depend on lucky accidents and to take action herself: Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. (1.1.216-19) This speech invites playgoers to anticipate that Helena will take some action to advance...
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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
...remember thy friends. Get thee a good husband, and use him as he uses thee. So, farewell. [Exit] 12 Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie Which we ascribe...high, That makes me see, and cannot feed mine eye? All's Well that ends Well 15 Par. Little Hellen farewell, if I can remember thee, I will thinke of...
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Shakespeare: The Dark Comedies to the Last Plays: from Satire to Celebration

R. A. Foakes - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 186 pages
...If she can but reach the court and cure the King's disease, it may prove the way to Bertram's love: Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie. Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. (Ii202) This is Helena's theme, that the heavens may help those who help themselves, and will hinder...
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All's Well That Ends Well

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 336 pages
...1.1.90-92] Withal, full oft we see Cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly. [Helen— 1.1.109-10] Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. [Helen— 1.1.222-25] ... he must needs go that the devil drives. [Fool— 1.3.30-31] If ever we are...
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Shakespeare's Poetics in Relation to King Lear

Russell A. Fraser - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 184 pages
...perhaps the clearest statement of man's freedom, and hence of his responsibility, in any of the plays: Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe...pull Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. (1.1.231-4) We are prone to that enervating dullness. It is a legacy to us of the offending Adam. But...
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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: 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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