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As You Like It: A Comic Celebration of Renaissance Poetry
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DUKE SENIOR: Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp ? Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court ? Here feel we not…the winter’s wind, Which, when it bites and blows upon my body Even till I shrink with cold, I smile and say “This is no flattery ”; there are counselors That feelingly persuade me what I am . Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt , Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything . (II.1.2-17) Arden – A Literary Landscape
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MELANCHOLY JAQUES, LIKE HAMLET MODE OF DISCOURSE THAT PROMOTES CRITICAL OUTLOOK, OFTEN WITTY, SHARP: FORMAL SATIRE BANNED IN 1599, IN PART BECAUSE VERSE SATIRE RAILED SO MUCH AT ELIZABETHAN POLITICS AND AT THE COURT. HAMLET’S “INKY CLOAK” CONNECTS
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