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" What is your substance, whereof are you made, That millions of strange shadows on you tend ? Since every one hath, every one, one shade, And you, but one, can every shadow lend. Describe Adonis, and the counterfeit Is poorly imitated after you ; On Helen's... "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Page 4
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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Nothing in Itself: Complexions of Fashion

Herbert Blau - Design - 1999 - 336 pages
...piece some time ago, called Crooked Eclipses, a kind of visual fugue on the theme of its opening line: "What is your substance, whereof are you made,/ That millions of strange shadows on you tend?"1" At the extremity of this question there is potentially a double anguish, the anguish of a...
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Of Borders and Thresholds: Theatre History, Practice, and Theory

Michal Kobialka - Performing Arts - 1999 - 360 pages
...piece some time ago, called Crooked Eclipses, a kind of visual fugue on the theme of its opening line: "What is your substance, whereof are you made, / That millions of strange shadows on you tend?"5 At the extremity of this question there is potentially a double anguish, the anguish of a scrutiny...
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System Development: A Strategic Framework

Michael Bronzite - Computers - 2000 - 268 pages
...Bibliography 233 Documents 237 Index 1 Case histories 239 Index 2 General topics 241 Parti Setting the scene What is your substance, whereof are you made, That millions of strange shadows on you tend? Sonnet 53, Shakespeare Chapter 1 Introduction Between $81 billion and $140 billion per year is wasted...
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A Beginner's Guide to Critical Reading: An Anthology of Literary Texts

Richard Jacobs - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 504 pages
...narcissistically. In Sonnet 53 the speaker, in wonder but also in some exasperation, asks the boy, 'what is your substance, whereof are you made, / That millions of strange shadows on you tend?' The notion seems to be that the loved-object can only be a series of endlessly self-generated reflections...
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The Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 212 pages
...chest 12 new newly; his its (the time's, 1. 9) 53 1 What is your substance, whereof are you made, 2 That millions of strange shadows on you tend? Since every one hath, every one, one shade, 4 And you, but one, can every shadow lend. 5 Describe Adonis, and the counterfeit Is poorly imitated...
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Being Consciousness Bliss: A Seeker's Guide

Astrid Fitzgerald - Spiritual life - 2001 - 390 pages
...(from one another or from the Selfl. This is what the knowers of Truth understand. — Mandukya Karika What is your substance, whereof are you made, That...Grecian tires are painted new: Speak of the spring and foison of the year, The one doth shadow of your beauty show, The other as your bounty doth appear;...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 42

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 240 pages
...Barnes in no way advances on Ovid, in no way strives to outdo him. But consider Shakespeare's Sonnet 53: What is your substance, whereof are you made, That...Grecian tires are painted new. Speak of the spring and foison of the year: The one doth shadow of your beauty show, The other as your bounty doth appear;...
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The Mutual Flame: On Shakespeare's Sonnets and The Phoenix and the Turtle

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 256 pages
...living, in the Fair Youth; he is all of them (31). We have known him as the pattern of all things lovely: What is your substance, whereof are you made, That...one shade, And you, but one, can every shadow lend. (53) Other beauteous forms are aspects of him : he is within Adonis and Helen, in Grecian 'tires';...
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The Mind Made Flesh: Essays from the Frontiers of Psychology and Evolution

Nicholas Humphrey - Behavior genetics - 2002 - 388 pages
...us to be clever too. In the very first phrases he hints at a more subtle interpretation of the poem. 'What is your substance, whereof are you made, / that millions of strange shadows on you tend?' Substance and shadow. The reference is to a famous parable by Plato, the story of 'The Cave'. Imagine,...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

Wystan Hugh Auden - Drama - 2002 - 428 pages
...(11) The shadow of your sorrow hath destroyed The shadow of your face. [Richard II, IV.i.292-93] (12) What is your substance, whereof are you made, That millions of strange shadows on you tend? [Sonnet 53, 11. 1-2] (13) For since the substance of your perfect self Is else devoted, I am but a...
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