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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. "
Cæsar Borgia, by the author of 'Whitefriars'. - Page 165
by Emma Robinson - 1846
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Tyranny in Shakespeare

Mary Ann McGrail - Drama - 2002 - 180 pages
...learn when he first reveals his ambition in his first significant soliloquy in the tetralogy:36 Why 1 can smile and murder while 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....
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare criticism

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2003 - 3 pages
...he lists his various accomplishments with increasing confidence: 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 can add colours to the chameleon, Change shapes with Proteus for advantages, And set the murderous...
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Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era

Samuel Crowl - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 254 pages
...shoulder as he admires his face in the washroom mirror, "Why I can smile; and murder while I smile; / And wet my cheeks with artificial tears / And frame my face to all occasions!"14 Richard suddenly understands that he is not alone: we are there, via the camera, overhearing...
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Aldous Huxley - Prätexte und Kontexte

Lothar Fietz - 2005 - 238 pages
...other things in a more effective way than the deceitful chameleon: Why, 1 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'll drown more sailors than the mermaids shall; I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk; I'll play...
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A Commentary on Shakespeare's Richard III

Wolfgang Clemen - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...he?' (144). 3 Richard in ) Henry VI had already referred to his ability to shed hypocritical tears: And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. (Ill, ii, i84f.) Earlier in the same play, however, Richard had disclaimed this talent (II, i, 79-85)....
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The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch - Fiction - 2006 - 512 pages
...killed them, and I want to hear it from your own lips. Right now." "Why, I can smile, and mnrder whiles I smile And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart, And wet my checks with artificial tears. And frame my face to all occasious." King Henry VI, Part III CHAPTFR...
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Renaissance Drama

Sandra Clark - History - 2007 - 224 pages
...Machiavel, claimed in the self-defining soliloquy in Henry VI, Part 3: 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'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk; I'll play...
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Liturgy and Literature in the Making of Protestant England

Timothy Rosendale - Literary Criticism - 2007
...into life and announces himself as both actor and Machiavel:27 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. as a secularizing form, but as a consciously religious and even sacramental institution. Even more...
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