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" The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools. "
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...peace, Than on the torture of the mind to lie In restless ecstasy. Macbeth — Macbeth IIIM The time has been, That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools: this...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...gentle weal; Ay, and since too, murthers have been perform'd Too terrible for the ear. The time has been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end! But now they rise again, With twenty mortal murthers on their crowns, And push us from our stools....
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Drama - 2002 - 283 pages
...which makes him remark so bitterly concerning the discontinuities he once believed in: The time has been That when the brains were out, the man would die, And there's an end. But now they rise again With twenty mortal murders on their crowns And push us from...
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In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion

Scott Atran - Religion - 2004 - 400 pages
...and wither'd murder, Alarum'd by his sentinel, the wolf, towards his design Moves like a ghost. . . . MACBETH: The times have been, That when the brains were out, the world would die And there an end; but now they rise again . . . And push us from our stools. . . ....
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Dead Center

Linda Zimmermann - Fiction - 2003 - 240 pages
...book may not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission. ISBN: 0-9712326-3-6 The time has been That when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end; but now they rise again. . . Shakespeare, Macbeth, III, 4 Chapter 1 It was a terrifying sight. This...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Kings and rulers in literature - 2003 - 137 pages
...gentle weal; 75 Ay, and since too, murders have been performed Too terrible for the ear. The time has been That when the brains were out the man would die, And there an end. But now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, 80 And push us from our stools....
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Searching Shakespeare: Studies in Culture and Authority

Derek Cohen - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 195 pages
...gentle weal; Ay, and since too, murders have been perform'd Too terrible for the ear. The time has been That when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end. But now they rise again With twenty mortal murthers on their crowns, And push us from our stools. This...
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Shakespeare, Spenser and the Contours of Britain: Reshaping the Atlantic ...

Joan Fitzpatrick - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 182 pages
...enough then the natural and supernatural world will not conspire against its concealment: The time has been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end. But now they rise again With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools. (Macbeth...
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Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe: Isinka, the artistic purpose ...

Ernest Emenyo̲nu, Iniobong I. Uko - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 459 pages
...in, iv, 77 ff where, in his distress over the appearance of Banquo's ghost Macbeth says: The time has been that when the brains were out the man would die, and there an end; but now they rise again, with twenty mortal murders on their crowns and push us from our stools. In...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 57, Macbeth and Its Afterlife: An Annual Survey ...

Peter Holland - Drama - 2004 - 356 pages
...than the Macbeth-actor can put to rest the cumulative memories of past interpretation: 'The time has been / That, when the brains were out, the man would die, / And there an end. But now they rise again' (3.4.77-9). I will place the reception of the Macbeth actor from Garrick to...
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