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" The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty ! make thick my blood ; Stop up... "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ... - Page 396
by James Boswell - 1786
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1785 - 534 pages
...friend, to bring in a more lively manner to his remembrance the period when he was Do Johnfgn's pupil. upon one of the chimney-tops, and croaked. Then, I in my turn repeated \ " The raven himfelfis hoarfc, " That croaks the fatal enterance cf Duncan, " Under ray battlements." " I wifh yon...
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The journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1785
...friend, to bring in a more lively manner to his remembrance the period when he was Dr. Johnfon's pupil. upon one of the chimney-tops, and croaked. Then, I in my turn repeated " The raven himfelf.is hoarfe, " That croaks the fatal enterance of Duncan, " Under my battlements." " I wifh you...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides: With Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - Hebrides - 1786 - 442 pages
...fituation of the old caftle correfponds exactly to Shakfpeare's defcription. While we were there to-day, it happened oddly, that a raven perched upon one of...croaked. Then I in my turn repeated— " The raven himfelf is hoarfe, " That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan, " Under my battlements." ' " I wifh...
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Remarks critical, conjectural, and explanatory, upon the plays of Shakspeare ...

E H. Seymour - 1805
..." Doth seek " To have thee crown'd withal." 64. " • — Give him tending, " He brings great news. The raven himself is hoarse, " That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan " Under my battlements." Doctor Johnson and Mr. Fuseli appear to have been refining this passage into perplexity. That the messenger...
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Notes Upon Some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's Plays: With Remarks ...

John Howe Baron Chedworth - 1805 - 375 pages
...alteration is, Which supernatural assistance seems To crown thee with. P. 492.— 295.— 373. Lady M. The raven himself is hoarse, That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. The present reading is right. But it is observable that Sir William Davenant appears to have supposed...
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Remarks, critical, conjectural, and explanatory, upon the plays of ..., Issue 1

E. H. Seymour, Baron John Howe Chedworth, Capel Lofft, Benjamin Strutt - Drama - 1805
...To have thee crown'd withal." 64. " Give him tending, " lie brings great news. The raven him" self is hoarse, " That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan " Under my battlements." Doctor Johnson and Mr. Fuscli appear to have been refining this passage into perplexity. That the messenger...
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Illustrations of Shakespeare, and of Ancient Manners: With ..., Volume 1

Francis Douce - Gesta Romanorum - 1807
...breath, had scarcely more Than would make up his message. LADY M. Give him tending, He brings great news. The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan. The last lines may appear less difficult, if the reader will suppose that at the moment in which the...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...scarcely more Than would make up his message. He brings great news. [Exit SEYTON. Lady. Give him tending, The raven himself is hoarse, That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, all you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here ; And fill me, from the crown to...
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King Lear: A Tragedy in Five Acts, Volume 4

William Shakespeare, Nahum Tate, Mrs. Inchbald - Aging parents - 1808 - 78 pages
...scarcely more Than would make up his message. Lady. Give him tending, He brings great news. [Exit SEYTON. The raven himself is hoarse, That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, all you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here ; And fill me, from the crown to...
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1810 - 414 pages
...situation of the old castle corresponds exactly to Shakspeare's description. While we were there to-day, it happened oddly, that a raven perched upon one of...chimneytops, and croaked. Then I in my turn repeated — * I took the liberty of giving this familiar appellation to my celebrated friend, to bring in a...
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