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" He's here in double trust ; First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed ; then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek,... "
The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added to the ... - Page 183
by William Shakespeare - 1818
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Travel and Drama in Shakespeare's Time

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot, Michèle Willems - Drama - 1996 - 262 pages
...killing the King is quite different. He shrinks from the crime because his conscience is outraged.1' Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek,...great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpct-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking-off; And Pity, like a naked new-born babe....
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1997 - 280 pages
...taught, return To plague th'inventor. This even-handed justice Commends th'ingredience of our poisoned chalice To our own lips. He's here in double trust:...his taking-off. And pity, like a naked newborn babe i3 First, as i 1 F; First, IC/6/j 20 taking-off] Capell; taking offF 7 jump hazard (0£DJump rti, citing...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 416 pages
...in return he receives the love and duty of his subjects. To Macbeth he is 'the gracious Duncan' who Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear...trumpet-tongued against The deep damnation of his taking-off. (1.7.17-20) Above all, he is a king: Shakespeare stresses throughout the play the holiness of true...
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The Guide to Literary Terms

Gail Rae - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 128 pages
...drives immediately into another simile that redirects us into a vision of warfare and destruction: . . . Besides this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek,...naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubim, horsed Upon the sightless couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye, That...
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Shakespeare on Management: Leadership Lessons for Today's Managers

Paul Corrigan - Business & Economics - 2000 - 244 pages
...reasons for his loyalty to the king, since he is not only king but a guest in Macbeth's household. He's here in double trust; First, as I am his kinsman...virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against Ttie deep damnation of his taking-ojf; Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 7 lines 12-20 So there are many reasons...
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Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem and Other ...

1999 - 52 pages
...(LADY MACBETH approaches MACBETH.) MACBETH (to LADY MACBETH, guiltily). He hath honored me of late. Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek,...trumpet-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking-off. Tears shall drown the wind. (LADY MACBETH stamps her foot. The TWO WITCHES shiver and giggle. MACBETH...
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English Matters, Volume 3

Clare Constant, Susan Duberley - English language - 1999 - 96 pages
...host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. | R PS iHp S; this Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear...trumpet-tongued against The deep damnation of his taking-oft. ... I have no spinTo prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps...
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Shakespeare and the Literary Tradition

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 344 pages
...by Duncan's furthering of their designs; in soliloquy, he produces the saintly king - as a mirror. "This Duncan / Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath...office, that his virtues / Will plead like angels" (I. vii. 16-19). Duncan's polished surface: is it the representation of an absolute power or the mirror...
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William Blake

Basil De Selincourt - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 384 pages
...speech of Macbeth in which he is counting over to himself the possible consequences of Duncan's murder : This Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath...trumpet-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking off : And pity, like a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubim, hors'd...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 2001 - 297 pages
...drums.) MACBETH I am his kinsman. (A change comes over his face, a look of doubt. The drums stop.) He hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear...trumpet-tongued against The deep damnation of his taking-off. l6 (Enter Lady Macbeth.) MACBETH How now! What news? (Night has fallen, a still night, but there are...
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