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" Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had lived a blessed time; for from this instant There's nothing serious in mortality: All is but toys: renown and grace is dead ; The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. "
THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE - Page 206
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...compassion. Macbeth tries to brood profoundly: Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had liv'da blessed time; for from this instant There's nothing...drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. (II, iii, 91-96) He is as gloomy as he says, but not because of Duncan's death. Rather, he is despondent...
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Geschichte und Vorgeschichte der modernen Subjektivität, Volume 1

Reto Luzius Fetz, Roland Hagenbüchle, Peter Schulz - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 1372 pages
...Äußerung von beispielloser poetischer Intensität: Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had liv'da blessed time; for, from this instant, There's nothing...drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. (II.3.91-96) Nie zuvor hat Shakespeare sich einen Heuchler mit solcher authentischer Sprachgewalt ausdrücken...
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Virgil: The Aeneid

Philip R. Hardie - Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature - 1999 - 399 pages
...ff.). The death of Patroclus is the turning-point of Achilles' life. From that time forth, for him. There's nothing serious in mortality; All is but toys;...drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. The essential shaping purpose of the Iliad, as a work of art, is to display, not by description or...
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Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R.A. Foakes

R. A. Foakes - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 pages
...murder hath broke ope The Lord's anointed temple, and stole thence The life o' th' building. Macbeth. Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had lived...drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. (2.3.66-69, 91-96) The problem posed by not being able to judge the sincerity of the speaker by his...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...despair so as to avoid arousing suspicion: Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had liv'da blessed time; for from this instant There's nothing...drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. (II, iii, 91-96) Contrast these lines with the desolation inherent in his words upon hearing of the...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 2001 - 297 pages
...slumps wretchedly into it.) MACBETH Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had lived a bless'd time; for from this instant There's nothing serious...drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.39 62 Orson Welles on Shakespeare ( There is more of the light of pale, early dawn. A figure appears...
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The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...the act, and was- now labouring under 1 20 MA CBETH. [ACT II, SC. ffl Re-enter MACBETH and LENNOX. Macb. Had I but died an hour before this chance, I...mortality : All is but toys ; renown and grace is dead; 90 The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. Enter MALCOLM and DONALBAIN....
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Fiction - 2002 - 375 pages
...Hannah Arendt's idea that evil comes from thoughtlessness might be true, or at least partly true.) "Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had...and the mere lees / Is left this vault to brag of" (Macbeth 2.3.90-95). Both reflections are given by nonreflective characters, yet both are uttered in...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 283 pages
...resounds after the murder is discovered and the word murder now reverberates in earnest, Macbeth says, Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had lived...drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. This eloquent statement of a kind of death, a stopping of time such as he has not foreseen, in which...
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William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles

Catherine Mulholland - Architecture - 2002 - 411 pages
...have any men with just half his character, integrity, imagination and leadership today." THE AFTERMATH Had I but died an hour before this chance I had lived...drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. Macbeth Lillian Darrow, a native of Newark, New Jersey, had come to California in 1921 and as a young...
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