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" Threaten his bloody stage: by the clock 'tis day, And yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp. Is it night's predominance, or the day's shame, That darkness does the face of earth intomb, When living light should kiss it ? Old M. 'Tis unnatural,... "
Specimens of Greek and Latin verse: chiefly translations - Page 70
by Charles Rann Kennedy - 1853 - 154 pages
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Shakespeare's Webs: Networks of Meaning in Renaissance Drama

Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 168 pages
...Threatens his bloody stage. By th' clock 'tis day, And yet dark night strangles the traveling lamp. Is 't night's predominance or the day's shame That darkness does the face of earth entomb When living light should kiss it?" "'Tis unnatural," the Old Man agrees (2.4.1-10). As events...
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Shakespeare's Webs: Networks of Meaning in Renaissance Drama

Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 168 pages
...Threatens his bloody stage. By th' clock 'tis day, And yet dark night strangles the traveling lamp. Is 't night's predominance or the day's shame That darkness does the face of earth entomb When living light should kiss it?" ""Pis unnatural," the Old Man agrees (2.4.1-10). As events...
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Shakespeare's Tragedies

G. B. Harrison - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 277 pages
...former knowings. Ross. Ha, good father, Thou seest the Heavens, as troubled with man's act, Threatens his bloody stage: by the clock 'tis day, And yet dark Night strangles the travelling lamp: Is't Night's predominance, or the Day's shame, That Darkness does the face of Earth entomb, When living...
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The Language of Shakespeare's Plays

B. Ifor Evans - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 190 pages
...things but that 'this sore night Hath trifled former knowings'. Ross replies: Ah, good father, Is't night's predominance, or the day's shame, That darkness does the face of earth entomb, When living light should kiss it? (ii-4-4) From a factual point of view all that Ross is doing...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...Threatens his bloody stage: by th' clock 'tis day, And yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp: Is't night's predominance, or the day's shame, That darkness does the face of earth entomb, When living light should kiss it? OLD MAN 'Tis unnatural, Even like the deed that's done. On...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 210 pages
...knowings. 5 Ross Ah, good father, 6 Thou seest the heavens, as 7 troubled with man's act, 8 Threaten his 9 bloody stage.' By the clock, ‘tis day, And yet dark night strangles the traveling lamp. 11 Is't night's predominance, or the day's shame, That darkness does the face of earth...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...physical nature which indicate that one man's crime has thrown the entire universe out of harmony: Is't night's predominance, or the day's shame, That darkness does the face of earth entomb, When living light should kiss it ? (II.iv.4- 9 ) The order of nature is reversed, the sun blotted...
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 206 pages
...him spiritually). In II, iv, we have a conversation between Ross and an Old Man. Ross declares that by the clock, 'tis day, And yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp, ie the sun. According to the laws of nature it should" be daylight: actually it is dark: this is a...
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Shakespeare's Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's ...

Robert A. Logan - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 251 pages
...Threatens his bloody stage. By th' clock 'tis day, And yet dark night strangles the traveling lamp. Is't night's predominance, or the day's shame. That darkness does the face of earth entomb When living light should kiss it? Old Man: Tis unnatural, Even like the deed that's done. On...
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