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" The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools. "
The Dramatic Works - Page 329
by William Shakespeare - 1831
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Shakespeare, Spenser and the Contours of Britain: Reshaping the Atlantic ...

Joan Fitzpatrick - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 182 pages
...enough then the natural and supernatural world will not conspire against its concealment: The time has been That, when the brains were out, the man would...murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools. (Macbeth 3.4.77-81) Later Macbeth will curse the witches: "Infected be the air whereon they ride, /...
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Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe: Isinka, the artistic purpose ...

Ernest Emenyo̲nu, Iniobong I. Uko - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 459 pages
...in, iv, 77 ff where, in his distress over the appearance of Banquo's ghost Macbeth says: The time has been that when the brains were out the man would die,...murders on their crowns and push us from our stools. In both Shakespeare and Achebe resurrection is not treated in terms of orthodoxy, that is, the resurrection...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 210 pages
...gentle weal. Ay, and since too, murders have been performed Too terrible for the ear. The time has been That, when the brains were out, the man would...stools. This is more strange Than such a murder is. [3.4-78-86] Since moral contexts, as Nietzsche advised us, are simply irrelevant to Macbeth, its protagonist's...
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Edgar; Or, the Phantom of the Castle

Richard Sicklemore - Fiction - 2005 - 107 pages
...gen'ral weal; Ay, and since too, murders have been perform'd Too terrible for the ear. The times have been, That, when the brains were out, the man would...stools. This is more strange Than such a murder is. SHAKESPEARE. SEVERAL weeks elapsed, during which time every possible research was made to discover...
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 206 pages
...itself, Macbeth protests against it because it is unnatural, contrary to the law of order. The time has been, That, when the brains were out, the man would...stools: this is more strange Than such a murder is. (Ill, iv, 78-83) "Strange" means "unnatural".) Having committed unnatural deeds in order to gain and...
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X-Kit Literature Series: FET Macbeth

2005 - 60 pages
...weal: Ay, and since too, murders have been performed To terrible for the ear. The time has been, 80 That, when the brains were out, the man would die,...stools ... This is more strange Than such a murder is. People have committed bloody murders from the earliest times, before civilised laws (humane statute)...
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Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth

Peggy O'Brien, Jeanne Addison Roberts, Michael Tolaydo - Drama - 2006 - 288 pages
...painting of your fear. This is the air-drawn dagger which you said Led you to Duncan. 2. The time has been That, when the brains were out, the man would...murders on their crowns And push us from our stools. 3. Thou hast it now — King, Cawdor, Glamis, all As the Weird Women promised, and I fear Thou played'st...
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