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" I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, — As he is very potent with such spirits, — Abuses me to damn me: I'll have... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare - Page 276
by William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
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Evil Spirits: Nihilism and the Fate of Modernity

Gary Banham, Charlie Blake - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 228 pages
...where at the close of Act 2, scene 2, Hamlet himself states: The spirit that I have seen May be the devil; and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing...me. I'll have grounds More relative than this: the play s the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. Here we see the devil himself suspected...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil, and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape - yea, and perhaps Out of...thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King. Exit [3.1] Enter KING, QUEEN, POLONIUS, OPHELIA, ROSINCRANCE, and GUILDENSTERN 2? King And can you...
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Lectures Upon Shakspeare

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...Shakspeare's own attestation to the truth of the idea of Hamlet which I have before put forth. Ib. The spirit that I have seen, May be a devil : and...very potent with such spirits) Abuses me to damn me. See Sir Thomas Brown : — I believe that those apparitions and ghosts of departed persons are not...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...I'll tent him to the quick: if he but blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing...I'll have grounds More relative than this: — the play 's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. [Exit] ACT III SCENE IA room in the...
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Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods: An Investigative Approach

Mark Balnaves, Peter Caputi - Mathematics - 2001 - 257 pages
...1'll test him to the quick: 1f he but blench, 1 know my course. The spirit that l have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me: 1'll have grounds More relative than this: - the play's the thing Wherein 1'll catch the conscience...
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Deconstruction: A Reader

Martin McQuillan - Philosophy - 2001 - 579 pages
...damnation. 'The spirit that I have seen', he reflects, May be a devil, and the devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, Out of my weakness...damn me. I'll have grounds More relative than this. (2.2,594-600) An analysis of the play as a record Hamlet's quest for the grounds on which to base an...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...may have tricked him: The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, Out of my weakness...damn me. I'll have grounds More relative than this. (2.2.594-600) Hamlet, no longer willing to dare damnation (cf. 1.2.244-46; 1.4.39-44; 1.5.92-93), thinks...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, 630 As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me...thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King. [Exit. ACT III SCENE I. A room in the castle. Enter KING, QUEEN, POLONIUS, OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ AND...
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 206 pages
...quick: if he but blench, I know my course. And he goes on to say: The spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing...thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. He has at last been stung to action. But the action he proposes is not the killing of Claudius: it...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...blench I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness...thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king, [he goes [a day passes] ACT 3 SCENE I The lobby of the audience chamber, the walls hung with anas;...
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