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" Ecstasy! My pulse, as yours, doth temperately keep time, And makes as healthful music. It is not madness That I have utter'd : bring me to the test, And I the matter will re-word, which madness Would gambol from. "
Hamlet. Titus Andronicus - Page 102
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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And Flights of Angels

Terrence Ortwein - 1994 - 91 pages
...yours doth temperately keep time And makes as healthful music. It is not madness That I have uttered. Mother, for love of grace, Lay not that flattering...speaks. It will but skin and film the ulcerous place Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen. QUEEN. O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...yours doth temperately keep time And makes as healthful music. It is not madness That I have uttered. Bring me to the test, And I the matter will reword,...speaks. It will but skin and film the ulcerous place Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen. Confess yourself to heaven, Repent what's...
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Hamlet and Narcissus

John Russell - Drama - 1995 - 246 pages
...memorial husband and redirected it to Claudius), Gertrude judges him mad. But Hamlet firmly disabuses her: Mother, for love of grace, Lay not that flattering...speaks. It will but skin and film the ulcerous place Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen. Confess yourself to heaven, Repent what's...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 101 pages
...doth temperately keep time, And makes as healthful music. It is not madness 145 That I have uttered. Bring me to the test, And I the matter will re-word,...soul, That not your trespass but my madness speaks. 150 It will but skin and film the ulcerous place Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects...
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Shakespearean Tragedy and Gender

Shirley Nelson Garner, Madelon Sprengnether - Drama - 1996 - 326 pages
...feminine; and the ulcer image directly parallels the terms in which Hamlet will address his guilty mother: "Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, / That...speaks; / It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, / Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, / Infects unseen" (3.4.145-49). Women, in fact, were especially...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...gambol from. Mother, Don't even think of looking for a way out effacing your guilt. HAMLET (continuing) for love of grace Lay not that flattering unction...soul That not your trespass but my madness speaks. Who are you trying to kid? HAMLET (continuing) It will but skin and film the ulcerous place Whilst...
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Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories

Jean E Howard, PH D, Jean Elizabeth Howard, Phyllis Rackin, Professor Department of English Phyllis Rackin, T. L. J. HOWARD - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...64-112); and the ulcer image directly parallels the terms in which Hamlet will address his guilty mother: "Lay not that flattering unction to your soul,/ That...madness speaks; /It will but skin and film the ulcerous place,/Whiles rank corruption, mining all within,/ Infects unseen" (Ill.iv. 145-9). Women, in fact,...
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Extensions: Essays in English Studies from Shakespeare to the Spice Girls

Sue Hosking, Dianne Schwerdt - English literature - 1999 - 220 pages
...angel come to 'scourge and minister' (III, iv, 175) to a world made fallen by the 'trespass' of woman: Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, That...speaks; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen . . . (III,iv, 145-1 49) The 'unweeded garden'...
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Scare Quotes from Shakespeare: Marx, Keynes, and the Language of Reenchantment

Martin Harries - Philosophy - 2000 - 209 pages
..."ecstasy" or madness. Hamlet responds by asserting that he is not mad, and then, typically, offers a wager: Bring me to the test, And [I] the matter will reword,...speaks; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen. (III. ^.142-49) Hamlet reads Gertrude's...
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Shakespeare's Brain: Reading with Cognitive Theory

Mary Thomas Crane - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 288 pages
...focusing on her "soul," Hamlet nevertheless describes it using images of bodily disease and corruption: Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, That...speaks; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen. (3.4.145-49) Hamlet seems here to echo the...
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