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" Be so much more the man. Nor time nor place Did then adhere, and 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 the babe that milks me... "
The dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr., embracing a ... - Page 193
by William Shakespeare - 1850
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 57, Macbeth and Its Afterlife: An Annual Survey ...

Peter Holland - 2004 - 356 pages
...up, through a syntax of conditionals, a terrifying equation on a hypothetical scale of committedness: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have plucked...brains out, had I so sworn As you have done to this. (1.7.515-9) To make Macbeth a man, Lady Macbeth produces the death of the child. But like Lionel Knights...
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Shakespeare and Language

Catherine M. S. Alexander - 2004 - 294 pages
...followed by the most sttiking and most nototious insrance of the image, in Lady Macbeth's infamous lines: I have given suck, and know How tender tis to love...my face, Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gurns And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn As you have done to this. (1.7.54-9) Clearly this picture...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...more than what you were, you would 50 Be so much more the man. Nor time nor place Did then adhere, and yet you would make both: They have made themselves,...brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. MACBETH If we should fail? LADY M. We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking place, 60 And we'll...
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Playwriting: A Practical Guide

Noël Greig - 2005 - 204 pages
...reveals something about her own history to prove how much her own determination should spur him on: I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. (Act 1, Scene 7) Exposition arrives in all sort of forms: the arrival of messages with hitherto unknown...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - 2005 - 464 pages
...be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man. Nor time nor place r Did then adhere, and yet you would make both; They have made themselves,...to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it were smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out,...
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Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth

Peggy O'Brien, Jeanne Addison Roberts, Michael Tolaydo - 2006 - 288 pages
...declares that she would sacrifice her own child rather than fail to pursue their murderous intentions: I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. (1.7.62-67) Her speech not only establishes her horrible repressed violence; it also raises the intriguing...
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Shakespeare's Christianity: The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius ...

E. Beatrice Batson - 2006 - 178 pages
...'s children, the bloody-child apparition and in its language, Lady Macbeth's terrible hyperbole: I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. (1.7.54-59)1 Seneca may directly inspire Lady Macbeth herself.2 Medea invokes the gods, asking them...
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth: A Sourcebook

Alexander Leggatt - 2006 - 197 pages
...more than what you were, you would 50 Be so much more the man. Nor time, nor place Did then adhere,22 and yet you would make both; They have made themselves,...milks me; I would, while it was smiling in my face, 17 Macbeth makes his refusal a practical matter; he does not want to lose the high reputation he has...
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Shakespeare's Macbeth Small Cast

Sam Dowling - 2007 - 92 pages
...more than what you were you would Be so much more than the man. Nor time nor place Did then adhere and yet you would make both They have made themselves...brains out had I so sworn As you have done to this MACBETH If we should fail 26 We fail ? But screw your courage to the sticking-place And we'll not fail...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare

Emma Smith - 2007
...in Lady Macbeth 's startling image designed to strengthen her husband's resolve to kill King Duncan: I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...brains out, had I so sworn As you have done to this. ( 1 .7.54-9) So Lady Macbeth has 'given suck' and yet Macbeth sees he has achieved a 'barren sceptre'...
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