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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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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 392 pages
...contrast our two visions neatly with reference to the life-image of babyhood. Lady Macbeth speaks: I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. (Macbeth, i. vii. 54) Compare : Peace, peace ! Dost thou not see...
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Tyranny in Shakespeare

Mary Ann McGrail - 2002 - 180 pages
...that "Nature" which impedes her ruthlessness. Lady Macbeth concludes with the boastful challenge I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn As you have done to this. (54-58) I say that this challenge is boastful because Lady Macbeth...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 4

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 204 pages
...invokes the spirits of murder to suck her breasts, and that in which she finally goads Macbeth : I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn As you have done to this. (i, vii, 54-9) Lady Macbeth is siren as well as fury. The tenderness...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - 2002 - 375 pages
...femininity. Her imagination is so extremely cruel precisely because her fantasy remains feminine: "I have given suck, and know / How tender 'tis to love.../ 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...
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Mirror to Nature: Drama, Psychoanalysis and Society

Margaret Rustin, Michael Rustin - 2002 - 289 pages
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Word of Mouth: Food and Fiction After Freud

Susanne Skubal - 2002 - 168 pages
...particular the once nurturing maternal is shown to be capable of perversion to a remarkable ferocity: 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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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 50

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 316 pages
...by the most striking and most notorious instance of the image, in Lady Macbeth's infamous lines: 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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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 256 pages
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Shakespeare for One: Women : the Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 176 pages
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The Light in the Stones: ...From the Tales of Fibinacci

Tiko Campbell - 2003 - 300 pages
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