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" I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er : Strange things I have in head, that will to hand ; Which must be acted ere they may be scann'd. "
The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ... - Page 27
by Mrs. Inchbald - 1808
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Understanding Macbeth: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical ...

Faith Nostbakken, William Shakespeare - Drama - 1997 - 235 pages
...government than to escape with their lives. They seemed guided by destiny, not unlike Macbeth, when he says, "I am in blood / Stepp'd in so far, that, should I...wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o'er" (3.4.135-137). Even when the explosion failed, the plotters continued unsuccessfully to attempt a full-scale...
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Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture

Jonathan Dollimore - Philosophy - 2001 - 384 pages
...Macbeth's reflection on his own increasingly murderous and self-defeating attempt to hang on to power: 'I am in blood / Stepp'd in so far, that, should I...wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o'er' (111. ^.135-7). A truism of the modern world it may be, but it took a classical scholar to come up...
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The Complete Guide to Shakespeare's Best Play

Aileen M. Carroll - Drama - 2000 - 144 pages
...of evil, there is no turning back. 9. He has spies in various lords' houses and trusts no one. 10. For mine own good All causes shall give way. I am...wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er. Strange things I have in head, that will to hand, Which must be acted e'er they may be scann'd. Reading...
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Hypothetical Modality: Grammaticalisation in an L2 Dialect

Debra Ziegeler - English language - 2000 - 287 pages
...subjunctive morphology. One example from EME (though not from the sample) indicates this possibility: (32) I am in blood stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er ... c.1605-6. Shakespeare, Macbeth III.IV. 158-60 In the apodosis of (32), the older subjunctive inflection...
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The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...not a one of them but in his house I keep a servant fee'd. I will to-morrow, And betimes I will, to the weird sisters : More shall they speak, for now...blood Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more, 130 135 129. sir?] om. Coll. ii, conj. 130. hear] heard Ktly. 131. Tfiere's not a one] There is not...
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - Electronic books - 2001 - 498 pages
...pivotal consequence of his first, apparently chance, meeting with them; 1.3.154), he tells his wife: "More shall they speak; for now I am bent to know,...worst. For mine own good, / All causes shall give way" (3.4.133-5). He wants to know the worst in order to avoid it, in the pursuit of his own good (as would...
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Macbeth : a Play in One Act

Lindsay Price - 2001 - 33 pages
...the weird sisters. More shall they speak, for now I am bent to know By the worst means, the worst. I am in blood Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er: Strange things I have in head, that will to hand; Which must be acted ere they may be scann'd. LADY...
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The Tragedy of Richard III, with the Landing of Earle Richmond, and the ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...Miss HALSTED, ch. xxii. — ED.] 71, 72. I am in ... sinne will pluck on sinne] The lines in Macbeth: 'I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that should I wade no more Returning were as tedious as go o'er.' — III, iv, 136, will doubtless suggest themselves to every reader. 73. Teare-falling Pittie] That...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...Macbeth consults the Witches again. He has no moral obligation to go to them, he has a compulsion to go: More shall they speak; for now I am bent to know By...wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er. (III.iv.134-38) If the future is determined, all causes shall not give way, but Macbeth doesn't believe...
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Blood Legacy

Prudence Foster - Fiction - 2002 - 253 pages
...always liked about Fort McIntyre is that we don't have much of this sort of thing." BOOK TWO Carnage I am in blood stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er. —Shakespeare, Macbeth VILLAGERS' UNREST GROWS AS ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG IN CASTLE RUINS Cachtice, Czechoslovakia—Waving...
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