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" Come, come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here ; And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty ! make thick my blood, Stop up the access and passage to remorse... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Winter's tale. Comedy of errors ... - Page 190
by William Shakespeare - 1839
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The Green Studies Reader: From Romanticism to Ecocriticism

Laurence Coupe, Jonathan Bate - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 pages
...successfully, and without remorse, carry out her murderous plot against the king of Scotland: . . . Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex...top-full Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood; Stop up th' access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose nor...
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The Loves of Shakespeare's Women

Susannah York, William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 112 pages
...thee from the golden round, Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crown'd withal. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts! unsex...Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctuous visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effects and it!...
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Caribbean Cultural Identities

Glyne A. Griffith - History - 2001 - 178 pages
...avoid the ontological fallacy embraced, for example, by Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth when she implores: Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex...top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood, Stop up th'access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose nor...
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Das Opfer - aktuelle Kontroversen: religions-politischer Diskurs im Kontext ...

Bernhard Dieckmann - Human sacrifice - 2001 - 308 pages
...eigenen Lebensgeister sind nämlich männlich, oder sollen es werden, wie sie es rituell beschwört: Come, you spirits, That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex...toe, top-full Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood, [...] come to my woman's breasts, And take my milk for gall, you murth'ring ministers (I, v, 39ff).22...
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Reasonably Vicious

Candace A. Vogler, Professor Candace Vogler - Philosophy - 2002 - 295 pages
...enterprises like war and childrearing. Consider that moment of vicious resolve when Lady Macbeth bids: Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex...top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood; Stop up th'access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my purpose nor keep...
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The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 1: Preparing to Lead, 1860-81

Mary Lynn Bryan, Barbara Bair, Maree de Angury, Jane Addams - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 704 pages
...witches' prophesies, famously summons herself in a witchlike way to the task of murder, proclaiming: "Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts,...Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood; / Stop up th' access and passage to remorse, / That no compunctious visitings of nature / Shake my fell purpose,...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...him up: The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex...top-full Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood; Stop up th' access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose nor...
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Shakespeare Plays the Classroom

Stuart E. Omans, Maurice J. O'Sullivan - Drama - 2003 - 272 pages
...work. The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements./ / Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex...Of direst cruelty. / /Make thick my blood, Stop up th' access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose,...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...reversal of normal life impulses. She calls upon the forces of darkness to support her in her purposes : Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex...remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature 1 See EMW Tillyard, Shakespeare's History I' lays (New York, 1947), p. 317. I have treated the play's...
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Challenging Humanism: Essays in Honor of Dominic Baker-Smith

Dominic Baker-Smith - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 335 pages
...of Lady Macbeth's other-worldly regal style is her rhythmic, treble invocation of diabolical powers: Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex...top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood, Stop up th'access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor...
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