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" I am thy father's spirit ; Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night ; And for the day confined to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. "
Critical Observations on Shakespeare - Page lvi
by John Upton - 1748 - 415 pages
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Philosophical Shakespeares

John J. Joughin - Drama - 2000 - 128 pages
...implied 'enjoyment' of the 'blossoms of his sin', for which he is, he tells Hamlet, 'confin'd to fast in fires, / Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature / Are burnt and purg'd away' (I. v. 11-13). At once delivering the paternal injunction to 'revenge' and revealing his own shadowy...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, John M. Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 pages
...thy father's spirit, Doomed for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confined to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. (1.5.2-4,9-13) priest, denied Extreme Unction) and has therefore been consigned to Purgatory....
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...thy father's spirit, Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confin'd to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purg'd away. (1.5.9-13) The Ghost claims to have come from purgatory, but never asks for prayers or anything else...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...thy father's spirit, Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confin'd to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purg'd away. But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word...
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Scenes and Stages

John O'Connor - Drama - 2001 - 245 pages
...thy father's spirit, Doomed for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confined to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house, I could a tale unfold whose...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...father's spirit, 10 Doomed for a certain term to walk the night, 11 And for the day confined to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison house, I could a tale unfold whose...
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Marxist Shakespeares

Jean Elizabeth Howard, Jean E Howard, PH D, Scott Cutler Shershow - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 304 pages
...thy father's spirit. Doomed for a certain term to walk the night. And for the day confined to fast in fires Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Arc hurnt and purged away. (1.5.9-13) The ghost of King Hamlet is the only one in Elizahethan or Jacohean...
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The Adrienne Kennedy Reader

Adrienne Kennedy - Drama - 2001 - 308 pages
...am thy father's spirit doomed for a certain time to walk the night And for the day confined to fast in fires Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature 3 Are burnt and purged away." The local playwright, , was my age and had reached adolescence in the...
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Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership and Management

John O. Whitney, Tina Packer - Business & Economics - 2002 - 320 pages
...has revealed that he is Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confin'd to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purg'd away. HAMLET (1.5, 10-13) That seems to be a description of what in Roman Catholic theology is known as "purgatory,"...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...thy father's spirit, Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confin'd to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purg'd away. But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word...
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