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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 Plays of William Shakspeare: Comedy of errors ; Macbeth ; King John ... - Page 87
by William Shakespeare, Alexander Chalmers - 1847
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The Shakespeare Key: Unlocking the Treasures of His Style, Elucidating the ...

Charles Cowden Clarke, Mary Cowden Clarke - 1879 - 810 pages
...infection of my brains, And hardening of my brows. — WT, i. 2. This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill ; cannot be good : — if ill, Why hath it given...my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, * The Quarto reading of " repured " seems to us to be greatly preferable to the Folio reading, ' reputed....
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The Complete Dramatic and Poetical Works of William Shakespeare ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1879 - 896 pages
...Of the imperial theme. — I thank you, gentlemen. [Aside] This supernatural soliciting '"nuuot be ing, feeling without sight, Ears without hands or...Could not so mope. O shame! where is thy blush ? dotli unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Air.iinst the use of nature? Present...
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Macbeth: A Tragedy, in Five Acts

William Shakespeare - 1880 - 107 pages
...swelling act Of the imperial theme. I thank you, gentlemen. This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill ; cannot be good : — If ill, Why hath it given...my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Oh ! del tremendo imaginar, men dura Del terror la presenza. II mio pensiero, Ch' ora i solo assassin'per...
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Shakespeare's Patterns of Self-knowledge

Rolf Soellner - Drama - 1972 - 454 pages
...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 given me...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
...philosophical contemplation of the future - in such terms as This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it given me...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 done quickly; if th'assassination...
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Shakespeare's Tragedies: An Introduction

Dieter Mehl - Drama - 1986 - 272 pages
...is a terrifying possibility, and the effect of these imaginings on his whole being is unmistakable: why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image...heart knock at my ribs Against the use of nature? (1.3.133-6) This is a completely new tone in Shakespearian tragedy. Macbeth's description reminds us...
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The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 249 pages
...difference is felt when Macbeth speaks aside a few lines later: This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it given me...seated heart knock at my ribs Against the use of nature ? (131-8) Macbeth's words amplify through horrid imaginings to murder, and he concludes that 'nothing...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Transactions

Michael Mooney - Drama - 1990 - 226 pages
...thoughts in the "very process of conscious formulation"": [Aside.] This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it given me...Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion 156 Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against the use...
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Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies

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

Mark Jay Mirsky - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 174 pages
...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 given me...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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