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" Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death and danger dare, Even for an egg-shell. Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw, When honour's... "
Hamlet. Titus Andronicus - Page 113
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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Semiotics of Language, Literature, and Culture

Vennelaṇṭi Prakāśam - Culture - 1999 - 168 pages
...delicate and tender prince, Whose spirit with divine ambition puffed Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honor's at the stake. How stand I then, That have a father killed, a mother stained, Excitements of...
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Tragic Instance: The Sequence of Shakespeare's Tragedies

Ralph Berry - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 228 pages
..."Whose spirit with divine ambition puff'd" (4.4.49). "Ambition," after all, is bound up with honor: Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument,...find quarrel in a straw When honour's at the stake. (4.4.53-56) The way is open for the acceptance of Fortinbras's example and the correct version of the...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 408 pages
...HAMLET 11 A ... prince, Whose spirit, with divine ambition puffed, Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death, and danger dare, Even for an eggshell. Hamlet 4.4.48-53, HAMLET, tormented by the example of Fortinbras 1 O foolish youth! Thou seek'st the...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 408 pages
...HAMLET 11 A ... prince, Whose spirit, with divine ambition puffed, Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death, and danger dare, Even for an eggshell. Hamlet 4.4.48-53, HAMLET, tormented by the example of Fortinbras 1 O foolish youth! Thou seek'st the...
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Bloody Constraint: War and Chivalry in Shakespeare

Theodor Meron - Drama - 1998 - 256 pages
...delicate and tender prince, Whose spirit with divine ambition puffed Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...at the stake. How stand I, then, That have a father killed, a mother stained, Excitements of my reason and my blood, And let all sleep while, to my shame,...
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Dwelling Poetically: Educational Challenges in Heidegger's Thinking on Poetry

Ḥayim Gordon - Education - 2000 - 121 pages
...delicate and tender prince; Whose spirit, with divine ambition puffd Makes mouths at the invisible event; Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...argument But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honor's at the stake. How stand 1, then, That have a father kill'd, a mother stain'd Excitements of...
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Shakespeare: Hans-Dieter Gelfert

Hans-Dieter Gelfert - Dramatists, English - 2000 - 127 pages
...tatendurstigen Fortinbras über seine eigene Tatenlosigkeit räsoniert, spricht er die folgende Überlegung aus: Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument,...find quarrel in a straw, When honour's at the stake. (IV,4; 53-56) Die Verse sind mehrdeutig. Bezieht man das not auf das vorangehende is, dann bedeuten...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D, John M. Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 pages
...stupid and that the way of reflection may be wiser. Here are just two of numerous apposite details: Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument,...find quarrel in a straw When honour's at the stake. Ostensibly, what he is saying is: 'To be truly great, one should not need a grand justification for...
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Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R.A. Foakes

R. A. Foakes - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 pages
...debate the question of this straw" (4.4.26-27). In the soliloquy that follows he sees Fortinbras as Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death, and danger dare, Even for an eggshell. (4.4.52-54) This means that the Fortinbras of the Second Quarto is subjected to a critical scrutiny...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...and tender prince, Whose spirit, with divine ambition puff 'd, Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...- stain'd; Excitements of my reason, and my blood, And let all sleep! While to my shame I see The imminent death of twenty thousand men That for a fantasy...
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