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" Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd ; Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow; Raze out the written troubles of the brain ; And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuffd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart? "
The poet's daughter - Page 180
by Poet - 1837
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Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

Sue E. Estroff - Psychology - 1985 - 338 pages
...which staff were in an authoritative and controlling position with clients. 5 MEDICATIONS Cans't ihou not minister to a mind diseas'd, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow. Raze oui the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff'd...
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Shogun Macbeth

John R. Briggs - Japan - 1988 - 78 pages
...troubled with thick-coming fancies, that keep her from rest. MACBETH. Cure her of that: canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the stufFd...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Transactions

Michael Mooney - Drama - 1990 - 226 pages
...well indicate his awareness that there is no cure for a mind diseased: Cure her of that. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff...
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Deconstructing Macbeth: The Hyperontological View

Harald William Fawkner - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 261 pages
...troubled with thick-coming fancies, That keep her from her rest. Macb. Cure her of that: Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff...
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Rejoining the Common Reader: Essays, 1962-1990

Clara Claiborne Park - Literary Collections - 1991 - 231 pages
...patient. His agonized question prefigures our modern hopes that psychiatry can work miracles: Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, i And with some sweet oblivious antidote Macbeth is appealing...
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The Evolution of Psychotherapy: The Second Conference

Jeffrey K. Zeig - Psychotherapy - 1992 - 334 pages
...her hysterical guilt. Macbeth whispers to the physician as they stand behind the curtain, Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow? Raze out the written troubles of the brain? And, with some sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the stuff...
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The Culture of Violence: Essays on Tragedy and History

Francis Barker - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 258 pages
...from self, Macbeth both plaintively and angrily demands of the doctor whether he cannot, in order to 'minister to a mind diseas'd', 'Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow' and 'Raze out the written troubles of the brain'. But no such surgery or erasure of inscription is...
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Something New

Anne Plumptre - Fiction - 1996 - 349 pages
...exclaimed, "Ah! wherefore are not the waters of Bath endued with a Lethean virtue! 3 Why can they not Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Rase out the written troubles of the brain; And, with some sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the charg'd bosom of that per'lous stuff Which weighs...
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Suggestion in the Cure Of Diseases and the Correction Of Vices

George C. Pitzer - 1996 - 80 pages
...1898. Suggestion In the Cure of Diseases and-the Correction of Vices. "Cure her of that. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with aome sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the sturTil...
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Writing on the Renaissance Stage: Written Words, Printed Pages, Metaphoric Books

Frederick Kiefer - Drama - 1996 - 394 pages
...expunge. Macbeth's words to the Doctor suggest the capacity of memory to afflict the present: "Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, / Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, / Raze out the written troubles of the brain?" (5.3.40-42). The very act of remembering can harbor...
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