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" But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And... "
The Shakespeare argosy, containg much of the wealth of Shakespeare's wisdom ... - Page 220
by William Shakespeare - 1874
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...awhile, and let us once again assail your ears, That are so fortified against our stay. [Hamlet I i 30] / could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow...young blood, Make thy two eyes, like stars, start jrom their spheres, Thy knotted locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills...
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Gulliver as Slave Trader: Racism Reviled by Jonathan Swift

Elaine L. Robinson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 252 pages
...to tell Hamlet would, in Gulliver's words, make his flesh creep with a horror he could not express: I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow...combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine.39 Similarly relevant, also, is the fact that Gulliver,...
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Hamlet: Third Series

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2006 - 613 pages
...of nature Are burnt and purged away. But that 1 am forbid To tell the seerets of my prison-house 1 could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow...combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fearful porpentine But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...1. 39 (1601) 165 Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Hamlet act 1, sc. 4, 1. 90 (1601) 166 Strauss says I shud rite down what I think and evrey...on. I dont know why but he says its important so Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand an end Like quills upon the...
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'Hamlet' Without Hamlet

Margreta de Grazia - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 267 pages
..."secrets" (1.5.14). He describes not the secrets, therefore, but the effect they would have if disclosed: I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow...stand an end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. (1.5.15-20) As the sight of the Medusa turned spectators to stone, the mere mention of that dreadful...
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Hitler's Canary

Sandi Toksvig - Juvenile Fiction - 2007 - 191 pages
...she whispered with great intensity: "... But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow...combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine." The officer nodded. He had no idea what it meant or...
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Hitler's Canary

Sandi Toksvig - Juvenile Fiction - 2007 - 191 pages
...she whispered with great intensity: "... But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow...combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine." The officer nodded. He had no idea what it meant or...
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Looking for Hamlet

Marvin W. Hunt - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 256 pages
...breath in dread to tell of this prison-house. The"lightest word" of this scorching torment, we recall, Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,...combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fearful porpentine. The frightful vision of a realm of torment was useful...
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Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Joćo Biehl, Byron Good, Arthur Kleinman - Social Science - 2007 - 464 pages
...(2.2.554-559) and the Ghost's description of the effect that his tale of torment would have on Hamlet: I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow...two eyes like stars start from their spheres, Thy knotty and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful...
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Food in Shakespeare: Early Modern Dietaries and the Plays

Joan Fitzpatrick - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 166 pages
...torture of the body would extend even to one who hears about "the secrets of my prison-house" (1.5.14): I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow...two eyes like stars start from their spheres. Thy knotty and combined locks to part. And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful...
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