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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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Very Little-- Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature

Simon Critchley - Philosophy - 2004 - 276 pages
...Banquo's ghost to Macbeth after his murder, as the haunting return of the spectre or phantom after death: The times have been that when the Brains were out, the man would dye, and there an end; but now they rise again . . . and push us from our stools. This is more strange...
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Edgar; Or, the Phantom of the Castle

Richard Sicklemore - Fiction - 2005 - 107 pages
...statute purg'd the gen'ral weal; Ay, and since too, murders have been perform'd Too terrible for the ear. 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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Macbeth

William Shakespeare, Harold Bloom - Drama - 2005 - 210 pages
...purged the gende weal.76 Ay, and since too, murders have been performed 80 Too terrible for the ear. The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there77 an end, but now they78 rise again, 68 passed down /learned from 69 grandmother 70 chair 71...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...gentle weal; Ay, and since too, murders have been performed Too terrible for the ear: the rime has been, That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end: but now they rise again, 80 With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools....
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 206 pages
...itself, Macbeth protests against it because it is unnatural, contrary to the law of order. 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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X-Kit Literature Series: FET Macbeth

2005 - 60 pages
...weal: Ay, and since too, murders have been performed To terrible for the ear. The time has been, 80 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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Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth

Peggy O'Brien, Jeanne Addison Roberts, Michael Tolaydo - Drama - 2006 - 288 pages
...painting of your fear. This is the air-drawn dagger which you said Led you to Duncan. 2. 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. 3....
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth: A Sourcebook

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 197 pages
...impossibility of conclusion is a regular concern of the characters, both in large matters ("The time has been / That, when the brains were out, the man would die, / And there an end" — [3.4.77-9]) and in such smaller ones as Macbeth's inability to achieve the temporary finality of...
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An Actor's Edition of Shakespeare Revisited

James R. Hartman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 516 pages
...th' olden time, 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 head And push us from our stools. This...
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Sulle orme del Dottor Jekyll e del Signor Hyde. Percorsi e riflessioni

Luigi Murolo - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 178 pages
...figura di doppio della tradizione inglese: Macbeth. Infatti, coś come questo pronuncia «Time has been, That when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end»188, Markheim pensa «"Time was that when the brains were out" he thought, and the firts word...
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