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" This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill ; cannot be good : — If ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth ? I am thane of Cawdor : If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, And make... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ... - Page 321
by William Shakespeare - 1824
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1967 - 200 pages
...swelling Act Of the imperial theme. - I thank you, gentlemen. (astde) This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against the use of nature ? Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings. My thought, whose...
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Shakespeare's Patterns of Self-knowledge

Rolf Soellner - Drama - 1972 - 454 pages
...it is clear that Macbeth is already yielding to the evil in his heart : This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill ; cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix tny hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against the use of nature ? Present fears Are less...
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Verdi in the Age of Italian Romanticism

David R. B. Kimbell - Music - 1985 - 720 pages
...rational or philosophical contemplation of the future - in such terms as This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against the use of nature? (1.3) and If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were...
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Playhouse and Cosmos: Shakespearean Theater as Metaphor

Kent T. Van den Berg - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 188 pages
...swelling act Of the imperial theme.—I thank you, gentlemen.— [Aside] This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against the use of nature? Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings. My thought, whose...
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The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy

James C. Bulman - Drama - 1985 - 254 pages
...witness that his selfhood is disjoined from the heroic image he projects: This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against the use of nature? (1.3.130-37) The rhetorical balance of opposites dramatizes Macbeth's...
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Ideological Approaches to Shakespeare: The Practice of Theory

Robert P. Merrix, Nicholas Ranson - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 289 pages
...drive him to its center, to image. Indeed, all facts meld into images. This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good: — If ill, why hath...unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against the use of nature? Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings. My thought, whose...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat?' (Richard 7/I.3.294) 'This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good: If ill, why hath it...unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against the use of nature? Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings. My thought, whose...
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Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies

Maynard Mack - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 279 pages
...resemblances remain. Macbeth does open his mind to diabolical promptings: This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against the use of nature? (1.3.130) He imagines himself, moreover, to have received immunities...
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The Absent Shakespeare

Mark Jay Mirsky - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 174 pages
...fair promise is followed in his imagination by the fantasy of murder. This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image does unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against the use of nature? (1.3.144-51)...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...Macbeth understands this perspective, as he reveals in his next aside: This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill: cannot be good. If ill. Why hath it...unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs. Against the use of nature? (I. iii. 130-137) He has the same doubts Banquo has. But Macbeth is...
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