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" Cannot be ill; cannot be good: if ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth? I am thane of Cawdor: If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against... "
Macbeth: A Tragedy in Five Acts - Page 13
by William Shakespeare - 1847 - 60 pages
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1818
...cannot be good : — If ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth ? I am thane of Cawdor : If good, why do I yield to that...thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my'single state of man, that function Is smother'd in surmise ; and nothing is, But what is not. Ban....
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Shakspeare's Genius Justified: Being Restorations and ..., Volume 10

Zachariah Jackson - 1819 - 470 pages
...taking in his mind's eye the horrid picture occasioned by ambition, he demands — Can it be good? If good, " why do I yield to that suggestion whose horrid image doth unfix my hair?" for, can good result from that which proceeds from evil ? The transcriber mistook the sound of the...
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1819
...; cannot be good :— If ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth ? I am thane of Cawdor : If good, why do I yield to that suggestion, Whose homd image doth unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against the use of nature...
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The Brothers; Or, The Castle of Niolo: A Romance

Robert Huish - 1820
...even almost stifled when a particular circumstance again awakened them. I CHAPTER V. Present feats Are less than horrible imaginings; My thought whose...Shakes so my single state of man, that function Is smother'd in surmise, and nothing is ,„ But what is not ONE day, Leopold had absented himself from...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Adventurer and Rasselas

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...Macbeth cannot be palliated, since what he says could not have been spoken by any other. NOTE VII. THE thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man, — The single state of man seems to be used by Shakespeare for an individual, in opposition to a commonwealth,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...Macbeth cannot be palliated, since what he says could not have been spoken by any other. NOTE VII. THE thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man,The single state of man seems to be used by Shakespeare for an individual, in opposition to a commonwealth,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...Macbeth cannot be palliated, since what he says could not have been spoken by any other. NOTE VII. THE thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man,The single state of man seems to be used by Shakespeare for an individual, in opposition to a commonwealth,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...instruments of darkness tell us tru r ~ Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth 1 1 am thane of Cawdor ; If good, why do I yield to that...horrid image doth unfix my hair, And make my seated t heart knock at my ribs, Against the use of nature ? Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 12

William Shakespeare - 1821
...a situation nearly allied to this of Brutus, will in some degree elucidate the passage before us: " My thought whose murder yet is but fantastical, "...Shakes so my single state of man, that function " Is smother'd in surmise." BLAK.EWAY. 8 Like a PHANTASMA,] " Suidas maketh a difference between phantasma...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 15

William Shakespeare - 1821
...— take SUGGESTION,] ie Receive any hint of villainy. JOHNSON. So, in Macbeth, Act I. Sc. III. : " If good, why do I yield to that suggestion " Whose horrid image," &c. STEEVENS. "They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk ;] That is, will adopt, and bear witness...
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