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" I have not slept Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The Genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council ; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers... "
The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare, with Notes, Original ... - Page 252
by William Shakespeare - 1831
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Analyzing Shakespeare's Action: Scene Versus Sequence

Charles A. Hallett, Hallett Charles A, Elaine S. Hallett - Drama - 1991 - 230 pages
...[Knock within.] BRUTUS Tis good. Go to the gate, somebody knocks. (Beat 2.1.59-60) BRUTUS Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, I have not slept....instruments Are then in council; and the state of a man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (Beat 2.1.61-9) Lucius...
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The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling

Henry Fielding - Fiction - 1992 - 413 pages
...the distracting anxiety so nobly described by Shakespeare Between the acting of a dreadful thing, And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma,...Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a litde kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.391 Though the violence of his passion had...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...trigger has been pulled. Let us now see the passage in full: 'Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma,...Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.' [Julius Caesar II. 1.63) There is no ubiquitous psychopathology of homicide. 'Between...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 568 pages
...author puts into the mouth of Brutus, in his Julius Ccesar: Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma,...the mortal instruments Are then in council, and the whole state of man Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. [2.1.63ff.]...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...[Knock within. MARCUS BRUTUS. 'Tis good. Go to the gate; somebody knocks, [Ежа LUCIUS. Since Cassius ht that it was blinded by. Study is like the heaven's...won, Save base authority from others' books. These of an insurrection. Enter LUCIUS. LUCIUS. Sir, 'tis your brother Cassius at the door, Who doth desire...
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The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare's Tragedies

Jonathan Baldo - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 213 pages
...though what this speech lacks of Hamlet is a suspicion of the generalizing turn of mind: Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, I have not slept....Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (2.1.61-69) The generalizing rhetoric of this speech subtly counteracts the problem...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - Drama - 1996 - 286 pages
..."with himself at war" (1.2.46). Later, after Cassius's intense recruitment, he muses, Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, I have not slept....Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (2.1.61-69) We cannot imagine that Cassius lost any sleep or that he would have...
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A Guide to the Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot

B. C. Southam - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 267 pages
...dance has become a modern infertility dance. 11.72-90: cf. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma,...Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (Julius Caesar n, i, see note ii, page 2.04) But there may have been a more immediate...
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The Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 297 pages
...a play on 'civil' as referring to an action in civil rather than criminal law. Compare JC 2.1.66-9: 'The Genius and the mortal instruments / Are then...Like to a little kingdom, suffers then / The nature of an insurrection.' 35, 71, 108, and 154 are the only sonnets in which Shakespeare runs the syntax...
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Eliot's Dark Angel: Intersections of Life and Art

Ronald Schuchard - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 296 pages
...Superior Landlord," a five-page typescript (Kings 's) related to Sweeney Agonistes. Brutus continues: The Genius and the mortal instruments Are then in...Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection (66-69). 16. "The Duchess of Malfy," Listener 26 (18 December 1941), 8. 17. "Beyle...
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