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Romeo and Juliet: Why is honey loathsome in its deliciousness?

It is the deliciousness of the honey that leads you to gorge on it until you can't face it anymore. Deliciousness leads to eating too much of it, therefore the deliciousness is the problem. You wouldn'...
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Romeo and Juliet: Why is honey loathsome in its deliciousness?

In his edition of Romeo and Juliet for the New Cambridge Shakespeare (Cambridge University Press, 1984), G. Blakemore Evans points out that the idea express in Friar Lawrence's words ("The ...
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Romeo and Juliet: Why is honey loathsome in its deliciousness?

It seems to me that a large part of the above question can be answered by the context provided by Shakespeare, which implies “eating too quickly,” as well as eating too much. These violent delights ...
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