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    Smile hour=? (hour destroy us)

    "Wherefore," said Miranda, "did they not that hour destroy us?"
    hour =?

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    Default Re: hour=? (hour destroy us)

    I think there is a missing word and it should be "at that hour".

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    Smile Re: hour=? (hour destroy us)

    Anglika, thank you for your comment.

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    Default Re: hour=? (hour destroy us)

    Or if it was someone quoting from The Tempest, and Miranda said (in verse)

    Wherefore did they not that hour destroy us?
    perhaps Shakespeare omitted the "at" to preserve the metre.


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    Smile Re: hour=? (hour destroy us)

    Hi BobK,

    Thank you for your answer.

    Sorry, I didn't myself clear previously. Yes, it is related to Shakespeare' work- The Tempest, to be more exact, it is The Tempest from Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb.

    By the way, If I should put such a question to the forum of Literature, please let me know.

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    Default Re: hour=? (hour destroy us)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    hour =?

    Thanks!
    The context has it:

    PROSPERO ... one midnight
    Fated to the purpose did Antonio open
    The gates of Milan, and, i' the dead of darkness,
    The ministers for the purpose hurried thence
    Me and thy crying self.
    That hour refers to that hour of night.

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    Smile Re: hour=? (hour destroy us)

    Thank you, Soup.

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