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" Now, whether it be Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on the event, A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one part wisdom And ever three parts coward, I do not know Why yet I live to say, This thing's to do ; Sith I have... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 235
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Working with Shakespeare

Howard Mills - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 247 pages
...wisdom And ever three parts coward - I do not know Why yet I live to say 'This thing's to do' , 35 Sith I have cause, and will, and strength, and means,...and tender prince, Whose spirit with divine ambition puffed 4(1 Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...
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Crítica, Volume 1, Part 3

Eugenio María de Hostos - Arts - 1994 - 539 pages
...Now, whether it be Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on th'event,— A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one part wisdom...This thing's to do;' Sith I have cause, and will, and strenght, and means To do't. Examples, gross as earth, exhort me: Witness this army, of such mass and...
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Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies

Maynard Mack - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 279 pages
...of late lost all his mirth, forgone all custom of exercises. Still less can he tell why he delays: "I do not know Why yet I live to say, 'This thing's...I have cause, and will, and strength, and means To do 't" (4-4-43)Thus the mysteriousness of Hamlet's world is of a piece. It is not simply a matter of...
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Hamlet and Narcissus

John Russell - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 246 pages
...oblivion, or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on th' event — A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom And ever three parts coward...cause, and will, and strength, and means To do't. (IV.iv. 39-46) Since Gonzago, however, he has had one splendid opportunity to do the thing, while Claudius...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - Drama - 1995 - 268 pages
...wisdom And ever three parts coward — (39-43) The merciless truth suddenly rings out in the baffled I do not know Why yet I live to say 'This thing's...have cause, and will, and strength, and means To do't ... (43-46) and yet, until now he has done nothing: Examples gross as earth exhort me. Witness this...
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Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot - Drama - 1995 - 197 pages
...the rival prince, as if to undermine the validity of the distinction between valour and cowardice: Examples gross as earth exhort me, Witness this army...tender prince, Whose spirit, with divine ambition puff 'd, Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...oblivion, or some craven scruple Of thinking too precisely on th' event — A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom And ever three parts coward...tender prince, Whose spirit, with divine ambition puffed, Makes mouths at the invisible event, HAMLET becomes smaller and smaller in frame as we continue...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 101 pages
...oblivion, or some craven scruple 40 Of thinking too precisely on th' event — A thought which, quartered, hath but one part wisdom And ever three parts coward...Sith I have cause, and will, and strength, and means, 45 To do't. Examples gross as earth exhort me: Witness this army of such mass and charge, Led by a...
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The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare's Tragedies

Jonathan Baldo - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 213 pages
...invisible, marks Fortinbras's quick passage over the stage in act 4, described by Hamlet in soliloquy. Examples gross as earth exhort me, Witness this army...prince, Whose spirit, with divine ambition puff'd, Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death,...
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Gender and Literacy on Stage in Early Modern England

Eve Rachele Sanders - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 260 pages
...leading his troops into battle against Poland as the kind of "example" students were enjoined to follow: Examples gross as earth exhort me, Witness this army...tender prince, Whose spirit, with divine ambition puff 'd, Makes mouths at the invisible event. Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...
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