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" like the deed that's done. On Tuesday last A falcon, towering in her pride of place, Was by a mousing owl hawk'd at and kill'd. Rosse. And Duncan's horses, (a thing most strange certain,) Beauteous and swift, the minions of their race, "
Specimens of Greek and Latin verse: chiefly translations - Page 70
by Charles Rann Kennedy - 1853 - 154 pages
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Nelson Thornes Shakespeare - Macbeth

William Shakespeare, Dinah Jurksaitis - Education - 2003 - 152 pages
...burial and his sons had fled. Macduff will not attend the coronation. OLD MAN Tis unnatural, 10 Even like the deed that's done. On Tuesday last, A falcon,...towering in her pride of place, Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed. Ross And Duncan's horses - a thing most strange and certain Beauteous and swift,...
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - Electronic books - 2001 - 498 pages
...violation of the natural avian hierarchy is regarded by the Old Man as a sign of terrible times ahead ("A falcon, towering in her pride of place, / Was by a mousing owl hawk'd at, and kill'd" 2.4.12-13). Birds of ill omen have a special prominence. There is Lady Macbeth's hoarse raven that...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 127 pages
...kiss it? Old Man 'Tis unnatural, Even like the deed that's done. On Tuesday last, A falcon tow'ring in her pride of place Was by a mousing owl hawk'd at and kill'd. Ross And Duncan's horses, a thing most strange and certain, 15 Beauteous and swift, the minions of...
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From Enlightenment to Romanticism: Anthology II

Ian L. Donnachie, Ian Donnachie, Carmen Lavin - History - 2004 - 376 pages
...‘Pride of place' is a term of falconry, and means the highest pitch of flight.—See Macbeth, etc. A Falcon towering in her pride of place Was by a mousing Owl hawked at and killed.* 13 160 banded nations: the allied forces of the British and the Prussians,...
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Shakespeare

Allardyce Nicoll - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 192 pages
...out by Macbeth has penetrated to the farthest reaches of the universe: Old Man. 'Tis unnatural, Even like the deed that's done. On Tuesday last, A falcon,...place, Was by a mousing owl hawk'd at and kill'd. Koss. And Duncan's horses—a thing most strange and certain— Beauteous and swift, the minions of...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...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 Tuesday last A falcon...towering in her pride of place Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed. ROSS And Duncan's horses — a thing most strange and certain — Beauteous and...
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 206 pages
...darkness corresponds to the idea of a king being murdered by a subject. Again, the Old Man tells Ross that On Tuesday last, A falcon, towering in her pride of...place, Was by a mousing owl hawk'd at and kill'd. (II, iv, 11-13) this again corresponding exactly to Macbeth's deed. Ross continues: And Duncan's horses—a...
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The Living Image: Shakespearean Essays

T. R. Henn - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 168 pages
...supernatural happenings on the night of Duncan's murder. Night and day became indistinguishable. Hence A falcon, towering in her pride of place Was by a mousing owl hawk'd at and kill'd. 2 1 We may compare this with the modern device of using a rocket to carry a net over a flock of birds...
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