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" I smile, And cry, Content, to that which grieves my heart ; And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. "
Cćsar Borgia, by the author of 'Whitefriars'. - Page 165
by Emma Robinson - 1846
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Bloody Constraint: War and Chivalry in Shakespeare

Theodor Meron - Drama - 1998 - 256 pages
...torment I will free myself, Or hew my way out with a bloody axe. Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry "Content!" to that which grieves...artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk; I'll play...
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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - Business & Economics - 2001 - 313 pages
...be useful in negotiation, sales of a shaky nature, or politics? Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry "Content!" to that which grieves...artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. Gloucester (later Richard III), Henry VI, Part 3. 3, 2 Sometimes fibbing a bit is actually a wise course...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...destruction he commits, as well as his skill in deceiving others: Why, I can smile, and murther whiles I smile And cry "Content" to that which grieves my...artificial tears And frame my face to all occasions. (HI, ii, 182-185) In a play where everyone else seeks power out of a sense of justice or moral imperative,...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...with a bloody axe. / Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, / And cry 'Content!' to that that grieves my heart, / And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, /And frame my face to all occasions. / I'll drown more sailors iliiiu the Mermaid simll; / I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk; / I'll...
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The Waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640

William James Bouwsma - History - 2002 - 304 pages
...describes himself, ignoring the anguish felt by Queen Elizabeth: Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry "Content" to that which grieves my...artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. . . . I can add colors to the Chameleon, Change shapes with Proteus for advantages, And set the murderous...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...torment I will free myself, Or hew my way out with a bloody axe. Why, I can smile, and murder whiles an effect of fire, and fire will burn; ergo, light wenches will burn. Come not near her. I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; I'll slny more gazers than the basilisk; I'll play...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...your lion living, and we ought to look to it. Bottom— MND III.i Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my...artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. Gloucester — 3 Henry VI III.ii Tut, I can counterfeit the deep tragedian; Speak and look back, and...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...torment I will free myself Or hew my way out with a bloody axe. Why, I can smile, and murther whiles I smile, And cry "Content! " to that which grieves...artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk; I'll play...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 375 pages
...gets close to perfection: "Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, / And cry 'content!' to what which grieves my heart, / And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, / And frame my face to all occasions. / I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; / I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk; / I'll...
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Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership and Management

John O. Whitney, Tina Packer - Business & Economics - 2002 - 320 pages
...superior Machiavel:) Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry 'Content! ' to that that grieves my heart, And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions . . . I can add colours to the chameleon, Change shapes with Proteus for advantages, And set the murderous...
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