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" OH , wearisome condition of Humanity ! Born under one law, to another bound : Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity, Created sick, commanded to be sound: What meaneth Nature by these diverse laws? "
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by W. Gardiner - 1808 - 14 pages
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Chaucer to Donne

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1918
...promis'd any man, by dying, joy.1 CHORUS OF PRIESTS. [From Muslapha.] Oh wearisome condition of Humanity I Born under one law, to another bound, Vainly begot...forbidden vanity, Created sick, commanded to be sound : What meaneth Nature by these diverse laws ? Passion and reason self-division cause. Is it the mask...
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Shakespeare

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1922 - 377 pages
...stanzas startle us with the spirit of rationalism which we may have thought of as wholly modern: . O wearisome condition of humanity ! Born under one law,...forbidden vanity; Created sick, commanded to be sound; "What meaneth Nature by these diverse laws! Passion and Reason self-division cause. We that are bound...
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On the Margin: Notes and Essays

Aldous Huxley - 1923 - 218 pages
...things that can rival that summing up against life and human destiny at the end of his "Mustapha." Oh, wearisome condition of humanity, Born under one...forbidden vanity, Created sick, commanded to be sound. What meaneth nature by these diverse laws, Passion and reason, self-division's cause? Is it the mark...
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Some Authors: A Collection of Literary Essays 1896-1916

Walter Raleigh - 1923 - 332 pages
...nature of man is an old and difficult problem, which has exercised all poetry that pretends to thought: Oh, wearisome condition of humanity ! Born under one...forbidden vanity, Created sick, commanded to be sound ; What meaneth nature by these diverse laws ? Blake, following the mystic who wrote the account of...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 1, Volume 1

David Daiches - 1979 - 245 pages
...considered the looseness and triviality of contemporary dramatic practice1) reflect a divided mind: Oh wearisome condition of humanity! Born under one...forbidden vanity; Created sick, commanded to be sound. What meaneth Nature by these diverse laws, Passion and Reason, self -division's cause? This outburst,...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 1, Volume 1

David Daiches - 1979 - 245 pages
...of contemporary dramatic practice) reflect a divided mind: Oh wearisome condition of humanity! Bom under one law, to another bound; Vainly begot, and...forbidden vanity; Created sick, commanded to be sound. What meaneth Nature by these diverse laws, Passion and Reason, self -division's cause? This outburst,...
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Aldous Huxley's Brave new world

Berthold Thiel - 1980 - 346 pages
...wie etwa aus dem Motto von Point Counter Point hervorgeht ('mind' ist hier durch "reason" ersetzt): Oh, wearisome condition of humanity, Born under one...forbidden vanity, Created sick, commanded to be sound. What meaneth nature by these diverse laws, Passion and reason, self-di Vision 's cause 7 Es handelt...
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Who's who in Modern History: From 1860 to the Present Day

Alan Palmer - 2002 - 363 pages
...capsulated in famous lines from his closet-play, Mustapha (1609): Oh wearisome condition of humanity! Bom under one law to another bound: Vainly begot, and...forbidden vanity, Created sick, commanded to be sound. Another who paid tribute in verse to Sidney after his death was Edmund Spenser (?1552-99). Spenser's...
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Sir Philip Sidney and Arcadia

Joan Rees - 1991 - 158 pages
...and social law, but Sidney does not resolve the tensions by rejection of the world and human love. Oh wearisome condition of humanity! Born under one...forbidden vanity, Created sick, commanded to be sound: What meaneth nature by these divers laws? So writes Greville in a fierce and splendid chorus to his...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...he left his breath, That while he lived never thought of death. LiTB; MePo; OBS; PoEL-1 Mustapha 9 O hand: They wept like anything to see Such quantities...the Walrus said. "To talk of many things: Of shoe What meaneth nature by these diverse laws? Passion and reason self-division cause. 10 We that are bound...
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