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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 Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 268
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Outsider at the Heart of Things: Essays

Richard P. Blackmur - 1989 - 287 pages
...and sensitive mind. One thinks of Brutus, in Shakespeare's play, just before the murder of Caesar: The Genius and the mortal instruments Are then in...kingdom suffers then The nature of an insurrection. But where Brutus acted upon the stage of history and in the dimensions of a hero. Captain Vere acted...
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Analyzing Shakespeare's Action: Scene Versus Sequence

Charles A. Hallett, Hallett Charles A, Elaine S. Hallett - 1991 - 230 pages
...fifteen days. [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...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 - 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 - 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,...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.' [Julius Caesar II. 1.63) There is no ubiquitous psychopathology of homicide. 'Between the acting of...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

Brian Vickers - 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 - 1996 - 1263 pages
...wasted fifteen days. [Knock within. MARCUS BRUTUS. 'Tis good. Go to the gate; somebody knocks, [ heed, And give him light that it was blinded by. Study...won, Save base authority from others' books. These Enter LUCIUS. LUCIUS. Sir, 'tis your brother Cassius at the door, Who doth desire to see you. Is he...
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The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare's Tragedies

Jonathan Baldo - 1996 - 213 pages
...generalizers, 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...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (2.1.61-69) The generalizing rhetoric of this speech subtly counteracts the problem it describes. The...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - 1996 - 286 pages
...(1.2.40), that he is "with himself at war" (1.2.46). Later, after Cassius's intense recruitment, he muses, Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, I...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 called the assassination...
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A Guide to the Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot

B. C. Southam - 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,...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 allusion. Eliot...
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The Sonnets

William Shakespeare - 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...kingdom, suffers then / The nature of an insurrection.' 35, 71, 108, and 154 are the only sonnets in which Shakespeare runs the syntax on into the final couplet....
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