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" I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me : I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. "
Macbeth. King John. King Richard II.-v. 2. King Henry IV. King Henry V.-v. 3 ... - Page 23
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Shakespearean Criticism, Volume 43

Michelle Lee - 1998 - 412 pages
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New Theatre Quarterly 54: Volume 14, Part 2

Clive Barker, Simon Trussler - 1998 - 96 pages
...Shakespeare's play, who swears that she would kill her baby if she had committed herself to doing so: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd...from his boneless gums And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn As you have done to this. (I, vii, 56-9) Perhaps, we are led to think, it is the experience...
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Actresses on the Victorian Stage: Feminine Performance and the Galatea Myth

Gail Marshall, Gejl Maršal - 1998 - 233 pages
...throwing a child from her when confronted by her enemies, as Lady Macbeth suggests she could have done: 'I would, while it was smiling in my face, / Have...from his boneless gums, / And dash'd the brains out' (Macbeth, 1.7.56-58). Lest Lucy's desirability destroy her adorers, she must herself be destroyed,...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - 1999 - 380 pages
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English Matters, Volume 3

Clare Constant, Susan Duberley - 1999 - 96 pages
...yet you would make both. They have made themselves, and that their fitness now Does unmake you. [" I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...me I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 396 pages
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 408 pages
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How to Read a Play

Ronald Hayman - 1999 - 113 pages
...act. Questions like "How many children had Lady Macbeth?" never bother us in the theater. She says: I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...meó I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done...
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The Library Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 1278 pages
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