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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. "
Csar Borgia, by the author of 'Whitefriars'. - Page 165
by Emma Robinson - 1846
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...that bears this head Be round impaled with a glorious crown, ... 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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Edward the Second

Christopher Marlowe - Drama - 1995 - 384 pages
...Gloucester's gleeful fantasy of wickedness also has a Marlovian ring: 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 colours to the chameleon, Change shapes with Proteus for advantages, And set the murderous...
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Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance

Katharine Eisaman Maus - Performing Arts - 1995 - 222 pages
...learn of him. In relation to the other characters, he exploits the invisibility of his own interior. Why, I can smile, and murder while I smile, And cry...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; [49] I'll...
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Imagining Monsters: Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England

Dennis Todd - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 339 pages
...sanctity. "I clothe my naked villany," says Richard, "And seem a saint, when most I play the devil": Why, I can smile, and murder while I smile, And cry...cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions.28 When Richard is pictured as (merely) a "diffus'd infection of a man," his entire identity...
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Imagining Monsters: Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England

Dennis Todd - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 339 pages
...my naked villany," says Richard, "And seem a saint, when most I play the devil": Why, I can sm1le, and murder while I smile, And cry "Content!" to that which grieves my heart, And wet my cheeks with artif1cial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. 28 When Richard is pictured as (merely) a "diffus'd...
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Shakespearean Tragedy and Gender

Shirley Nelson Garner, Madelon Sprengnether - Drama - 1996 - 326 pages
...terms that Renaissance writers typically used to describe actors: 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. I can add colors to the chameleon, Change shapes with Proteus for advantages, And set the murtherous...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...torment I will free myself, Or hew my way out with a bloody axe. Why, I can smile, and murder whiles think'st 3 I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk; I'll play...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 416 pages
...he claims, lies in his total self-control; he is the master actor who 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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War Crimes Law Comes of Age: Essays

Theodor Meron - Law - 1998 - 336 pages
...torment I will free myself, Or hew my way out with a bloody axe. Why, I can smile, and mueder 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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Barrymore: A Play

William Luce - 1998 - 55 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 my...artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; I'll play the orator as well as Nestor; Deceive more...
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