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" I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play, Have by the very cunning of the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 188
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Public Speaking and Debate: With an Essay on Sacred Eloquence by Henry ...

George Jacob Holyoake - Debates and debating - 1863 - 234 pages
...can say nothing ; no, not for a king, Upon whose property and most dear life A vile defeat was made Humph ! I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting...Been struck so to the soul, that presently They have proclaimed their malefactiona ; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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A Study of Hamlet

John Conolly - Hamlet (Legendary character) - 1863 - 209 pages
...he snatches at a device for relief. And thus he goes on : — Fye upon't ! fob ! About my brains ! I have heard, That guilty creatures, sitting at a...Been struck so to the soul, that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions ; For murther, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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Shakespeare's plays, abridged and revised for the use of girls ..., Volume 221

William Shakespeare - 1863
...is in your bounty. [Exit POLONTOS with BOSENCBANTZ and GITILDENSTERN. Pol. Come, sirs, I have hoard, That guilty creatures, sitting at a play, Have by...Been struck so to the soul, that presently They have proclaimed their malefaciions ; For murther, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 63

1864
...Shakespeare makes Hamlet say, when he determines to test his uncle's crime by the "murder of Gonzago," " I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play,...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions." He alludes to a well-known story, recent in the memory of the first spectators of the tragedy, and...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 138 pages
...words, 570 And fall a-cursing like a very drab, A scullion! Fie upon't; foh! About, my brains. Hum ... I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play,...Been struck so to the soul, that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions: For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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Essays on Epistemological Transformations and Theater History

Mary Beth Rose - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 236 pages
...spectators, he believes, in fact, that plays can elicit self-recognition, confession, even repentance: I have heard that guilty creatures sitting at a play...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. (2.2.575-78) Although we should not necessarily assume that the character...
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Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time

Lars Engle - Drama - 1993 - 266 pages
...shared economies of moral discourse. —I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play t lave, by the very cunning of the scene. Been struck so to...something like the murder of my father Before mine uncle. (2.2.584) In so doing I lamlet will tent to the quick not only his uncle but also his father's ghost,...
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Get the Guests: Psychoanalysis, Modern American Drama, and the Audience

Walter Albert Davis - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 286 pages
...I. Title. II. Series. PS350.D38 1994 812'.509353—dc20 93-38608 To Chris and Steve in abiding love I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions. —Hamlet Il.ii.588-92 A book must be an ice ax to break the sea frozen inside us. Claudius: What do...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...oblique psychic access. Thus one may by 'indirections find directions out' and thereby gain insight. 'I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions.' (Hamlet II.2.584) Shakespeare's use of the play as metaphor, of the mask and disguise, of 'seeming'...
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And Flights of Angels

Terrence Ortwein - 1994 - 91 pages
...GUILDENSTERN.) HAMLET. Ay, so, God bye to you. HORATIO (as the silent HAMLET touches his father's throne). I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play...Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions. For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous...
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