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" 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 my seated heart knock at my... "
The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare - Page 276
by William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson

Richard L. Harp, Richard Harp, Stanley Stewart, Cambridge University Press - Drama - 2000 - 218 pages
...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...Are less than horrible imaginings: My thought, whose murther yet is but fantastical. Shakes so my single state of man that function Is smother'd in surmise,...
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The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy

George Wilson Knight - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 393 pages
...Macbeth — is, however, more easy of analysis. The crucial speech runs as follows: Why do I yield to that suggestion, Whose horrid image doth unfix...smother'd in surmise, and nothing is But what is not. (i. iii. 134) These lines, spoken when Macbeth first feels the impending evil, expresses again all...
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - Mirror symmetry - 2001 - 498 pages
...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...Are less than horrible imaginings. My thought, whose murther yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man, That function is smother'd in surmise,...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...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...less than horrible imaginings. / My thought, whose murther yet is but fantastical, / Shakes so my single state of man / That function is smother'd in...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...143-44) — but he doesn't do so, nor does he ask what he should do. Instead, he says, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my...Are less than horrible imaginings. My thought, whose murther yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man that function Is smother'd in surmise...
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Nelson Thornes Shakespeare - Macbeth

William Shakespeare, Dinah Jurksaitis - Education - 2003 - 152 pages
...Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, 135 And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against...fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man that function 140 Is smothered in surmise, and nothing is Look how our partner's rapt. 142 rapt also used of Macbeth...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 57, Macbeth and Its Afterlife: An Annual Survey ...

Peter Holland - Drama - 2004 - 356 pages
...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...Shakes so my single state of man that function Is smothered in surmise, and nothing is But what is not. (1.3.129-41) Not the sisters nor Ross's report...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 210 pages
...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...smother'd in surmise, and nothing is But what is not. [1.3.130-142] "My single state of man" plays upon several meanings of "single": unitary, isolated,...
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Focus on Macbeth

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...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...smother'd in surmise, and nothing is, But what is not. For an instant he sways between 'ill?' and 'good?', unable to choose or to reject, and then he is falling...
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Charting Shakespearean Waters: Text and Theatre

Sos Haugaard - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 164 pages
...becomes part of Macbeth's and the audience's dramatic understanding of his journey: Why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my...Shakes so my single state of man that function Is smothered in surmise, nothing is But what is not. (1.3. 133-41) These are difficult words which might...
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