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" 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. "
The Elocutionist's Annual ...: Comprising New and Popular Readings ... - Page 15
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Mysteries of Magic

C. J. S. Thompson - Fiction - 2005 - 364 pages
...Thou com'ft in such a questionable shape." The Ghost's reply : " I am 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,"...
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The Fiery Serpent: A Christian Theory of Film and Theater

Paul Kuritz - Performing Arts - 2006 - 193 pages
...purgatory: My hour is almost come When I to sulph'rous and tormenting flames Must render up myself... Doomed for a certain term to walk the night, And for...Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. While Kyd's Ophelia dies by falling over a cliffs edge, Shakespeare's heroine...
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The Hidden Power of a Woman

Mahesh Chavda, Bonnie Chavda - Religion - 2006 - 252 pages
...Slipped their poison word into her ear, into her heart. Was it so empty then of me? Now a mother's ghost, doomed for a certain term to walk the night and for the day confined to fast in fires till foul crimes done in days of nature are burnt and purged away. Keeping counter vigil on the rampart...
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Thomas Hardy Reappraised: Essays in Honour of Michael Millgate

Michael Millgate, Keith G. Wilson - Literary Collections - 2006 - 304 pages
...clarification: 'the trifling of his favouritism.' When the Ghost complains that he has been 'Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night; / And, for the day, confined to lasting fires,' Hardy changes this last to the more purgatorial and active 'confined fast in fires,'...
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Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Joćo Biehl, Byron Good, Arthur Kleinman - Social Science - 2007 - 464 pages
...suffer torments in a "prison-house" designed to purge him of the crimes he had committed in his life: I am thy father's spirit, Doomed for a certain term...Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. (1.5.9-13) The bland "for a certain term"— which appears merely to fill out...
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Looking for Hamlet

Marvin W. Hunt - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 256 pages
...like quills "of the fretful porpentine." "I am thy father's spirit," Hamlet Sr. tells his son in 1.5, Doomed for a certain term to walk the night, And for...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. "Confined to fast...
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Food in Shakespeare: Early Modern Dietaries and the Plays

Joan Fitzpatrick - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 166 pages
...'purgatory') but the ghost describes purgatory as a place where the body suffers physical agony, he is for the day confined to fast in fires Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. (1.5.1 1-13) G. Blakemore Evans glossed 'fast' as "do penance" but provided...
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Monstrous Martyrdoms: Three Plays

Eric Bentley - Drama - 2007 - 250 pages
...father, Old Hamlet, and, as such, no more than a ghost! (Going over to BROWNE and taking hold of him:) I am thy father's spirit, Doomed for a certain term to walk the night. List, list, O list! If thou didst ever thy dear father love — BROWNE: O God! HAMLET (surprised at...
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The Wandering Path

Carlo Ardito - Businessmen - 2007 - 478 pages
...ghost?' 'You mean:' Clifford lowered his voice to a deep bass. '" I am thy father's spirit, Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confin'd to fast in fires...'" 'Not that kind of ghost, you fool. Someone who'll write it for you....
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Audio Book: Essays on Sound Technologies in Narrative Fiction

Mikko Keskinen - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 157 pages
...armor (1.2.199-200), the specter still introduces himself and his cause with a fifteen-line statement: "I am thy father's spirit, / Doomed for a certain term to walk the night . . ." ( 1 .5.9-23). The dead man walking and talking turns out to be not only peripatetic but eloquent....
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