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" Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect. What if this cursed hand Were thicker than itself... "
Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ... - Page 325
by William Scott - 1819 - 360 pages
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Hamlet. Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare - 1788
...brother's murder ! — Pray can I not, • ,j Though inclination be as sharp as will ; My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent ; And, like a man to...stand in pause where I' shall first begin, And both negleft. What if this cursed hand 650 Were thicker than itself with brother's blood ? Is there not...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1803
...upon't, A brother's murder! — Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will ; My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent ; And, like a man to...serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence ? And what's in prayer, but this two-fold force,— To be forestalled, ere we come to fall, Or pardon'd,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1804
...Polonius. A brother's murder! — Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will; My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent; And, like a man to...serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence? And what's in prayer, but this two-fold force, — To be forestalled, ere we come to fall, Or pardon'd,...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...upon't ; A brother's murder — Pray I cannot : Though inclination be as sharp as 'twill , My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent { And like a man to...brother's blood ? Is there not rain enough in the sweet heav'ns To wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mercy^ But to confront the visage of 'offence ? And...
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The Art of Speaking: Containing, an Essay, in which are Given Rules for ...

James Burgh - 1804 - 291 pages
...brother' s murder ! Pray, alas ! I cannot; Though sore my need of what the guilty pray for; My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to...And both neglect.— -* What, if this cursed hand Where thicker than itself with brother's blood, Is there not rain enough in the sweet heav'ns > To...
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The Art of Speaking: Containing. An Essay, in which are Given Rules for ...

James Burgh - 1804 - 291 pages
...Pray, alas ! I cannot; Hardnefeof Though sore my need of what the guilty pray for; heaftMy stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to...double business bound, I stand in pause, where I shall first_ £<?£•/«, v * Glimpfo And both neglect. — *What, if this cursed hand ^ofh°PeWhere thicker...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1805
...willing to pray, but strongly inclined to it, yet his intention was defeated by his guilt, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent ; And, like a man to...serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence ? And what's in prayer, but this two-fold force,— To be forestalled, ere we come to fall, Or pardon'd,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1805
...willing to pray, but strongly inclined to it, yet bis intention was defeated by his guilt. My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent; And, like a man to...serves mercy. But to confront the visage of offence ? And what's in prayer, but this two-fold force, — To be forestalled, ere we come to fall, Or pardon'd,...
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Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, Upon the Plays of ..., Volume 2

E. H. Seymour - 1805
...would rather die than not drink, yet he would fain drink for all that, too. " LORD CHEDWORTH. 228. " What if this cursed hand " Were thicker than itself...enough in the sweet heavens, " To wash it white as snow ?" A similar thought occurs in Macbeth : " Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood " Clean from...
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Remarks critical, conjectural, and explanatory, upon the plays of Shakspeare ...

E H. Seymour - 1805
...would rather die than not drink, yet he would fain drink for all that, too." LORD CHEDWORTH. 228. " What if this cursed hand " Were thicker than itself...not rain enough in the sweet heavens, " To wash it while as snow .*"" A similar thought occurs in Macbeth : " Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this...
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