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" What is the cause, Laertes, That thy rebellion looks so giant-like ? Let him go, Gertrude ; do not fear our person ; There's such divinity doth hedge a king, That treason can but peep to what it would, Acts little of his will. "
The American Whig Review - Page 185
1845
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Shakespeare, the King's Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

Alvin B. Kernan - Drama - 1997 - 230 pages
...magnificently. When threatened by a rebellious subject, he bravely confronts him with the bold words "There's such divinity doth hedge a king That treason can but peep to what it would, Acts little of his will" (4.5.124). And even as he dies he projects the 35 invulnerability of annointed majesty, "O,...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...rebellion looks so giant-like? — He opts for bravado. He will face him out. CLAUDIUS (continuing) Let him go, Gertrude. Do not fear our person. There's...treason can but peep to what it would, Acts little of his will. Tell me, Laertes, Why thou art thus incensed Even firmer now. CLAUDIUS (continuing) Let him...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...consequences. Claudius takes refuge behind divine right, but also clarifies the extent of Laertes' threat: There's such divinity doth hedge a king That treason can but peep to what it would. Acts little of his will. (IV. v, 124-126) Laertes here shows no such hesitancy to commit this crime: To hell, allegiance!...
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Class: Critical Concepts, Volume 1

John Scott - Social Science - 1996 - 520 pages
..."greatness" and produces a sort of awe in the ordinary beholder. Shakespeare's audience felt strongly that "there's such divinity doth hedge a king, that treason can but peep to what it would"; and many persons today cannot help being "impressed" when first introduced into the presence of a multimillionaire...
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Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time

Nina Auerbach - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 504 pages
...authority doth hedge a — 'Quern!' " This gleeful line transposes Claudius's empty boast in Hamlet: "There's such divinity doth hedge a king, / That treason can but peep to what it would, / Acts little of his will" (IV, v, 123-25). Instead of divinity, Ellen Terry exalts self-generated individual authority,...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...10225 Hamlet When sorrows come, they coine not single spies, But in battallons. Horatlo, 10226 Hamlet 10227 Hamlet There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies....
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The Canadian Book of Snobs

Victoria Branden - Humor - 1998 - 292 pages
...King Claudius of Denmark, who said, having treasonously bumped off his inadequately hedged brother, "There's such divinity doth hedge a king, that treason can but peep at what it would." Of course, the Divinity theory won't stand up to any kind of critical examination....
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 296 pages
...father, brands the harlot Even here, between the chaste unsmirched brow l2o Of my true mother. CLAUDIUS What is the cause, Laertes, That thy rebellion looks...a king That treason can but peep to what it would, 125 Acts little of his will. Tell me Laertes, Why thou art thus incensed. - Let him go Gertrude. Speak...
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Figures de la royauté en Angleterre: de Shakespeare à la Glorieuse Révolution

Franck Lessay - Electronic books - 1999 - 198 pages
..."l'image de Dieu est immortelle"20. Il se définit, face à Laërte, comme roi de droit divin : CLAUDIUS Do not fear our person. There's such divinity doth...treason can but peep to what it would, Acts little of his will. (TV.5.121-4) L'usurpateur confond, à dessein, le caractère divin du titre de roi (divinity)...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 408 pages
...alone Did the King sigh, but with a general groan. Hamlet 3.3.22-3, ROSENCRANTZ, from the same speech 3 There's such divinity doth hedge a king That treason can but peep to what it would. Hamlet 4.5.123-4, CLAUDIUS 4 Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, . . . Than in the perfumed...
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