William Shakespeare quote about heaven from Pericles, Prince of Tyre - How dare the plants look up to heaven, from whence they have their nourishment?
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How dare the plants look up to heaven, from whence they have their nourishment?
 William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1609). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Topic heaven plants
Date 1609
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1607 and 1608
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1537/pg1537-images.html

Context

“Helicanus, thou Hast moved us: what seest thou in our looks? HELICANUS. An angry brow, dread lord. PERICLES. If there be such a dart in princes' frowns, How durst thy tongue move anger to our face? HELICANUS. How dare the plants look up to heaven, from whence They have their nourishment? PERICLES. Thou know'st I have power To take thy life from thee. HELICANUS. [kneeling.]
I have ground the axe myself; Do you but strike the blow. PERICLES. Rise, prithee, rise.” source

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