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" I but deceived your eyes with antic gesture, When one news straight came huddling on another Of death ! and death ! and death ! still I danced forward ; But it struck home, and here, and in an instant. Be such mere women, who with shrieks and outcries... "
The Dramatic Works of John Ford: With an Introduction, and Notes Critical ... - Page 114
by John Ford - 1831 - 347 pages
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The Summons of Death on the Medieval and Renaissance English Stage

Phoebe S. Spinrad - Civilization, Medieval, in literature - 1987 - 334 pages
...death, and death. Still I danc'd forward; But it struck home, and here, and in an instant. . . . These are the silent griefs which cut the heartstrings; Let me die smiling. (5.3.67-71; 75-76)* This acknowledgment of grief balances her earlier reaction to the news, a reaction...
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The Brontės: The Critical Heritage

Miriam Allott - Reference - 1995 - 475 pages
...death, and death, and death; still I danced forward. But it struck home, and here, and in an instant. They are the silent griefs which cut the heartstrings. Let me die smiling. One kiss on these cold lips - my last; crack, crack, Argos now 's Sparta's king. They looked terror...
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Women on Stage in Stuart Drama

Sophie Tomlinson - Drama - 2005 - 294 pages
...women' (5.3.72), Calantha resolves to die a death which will testify to her truth of heart as a Spartan: 'They are the silent griefs which cut the heartstrings. / Let me die smiling' (5.3.75-6). Calantha's commanding of her heart to crack is a supreme exertion of will, differing from...
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The Dramatic Works of John Ford,: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

John Ford - Dramatists, English - 1827 - 616 pages
...outcries, Can vow a present end to all their sorrows, Yet live to [court] new pleasures, and outlive them:1 They are the silent griefs which cut the heartstrings ; Let me die smiling. Near. Tis a truth too ominous. Cal. One kiss on these cold lips, my last! — (kisses ITH.) — crack,...
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