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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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Food in Shakespeare: Early Modern Dietaries and the Plays

Joan Fitzpatrick - 2007 - 166 pages
...courage necessary to commit acts of violence. This contrasts with Lady Macbeth' s single-mindedness: 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) She again fulfills the role of feeder when she visits Duncan's guards and "drugs their possets"...
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Shakespeare's Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's ...

Robert A. Logan - 2007 - 251 pages
...murd'ring ministers, Wherever in your sightless substances You wait on nature's mischief. (I, v, 39-49) I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...gums And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you [Macbeth] Have done to this. (I, vii, 54-59) But and it is an enormous "but" when it comes...
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Poor Women in Shakespeare

Fiona McNeill - 2007 - 255 pages
...order, patrilineal rule, and household economy. Lady Macbeth declares near the beginning of the play, "I have given suck, and know how tender 'tis to love...my face, Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gum, And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this." (1.7.5459). While her...
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Actor's Choice: Monologues for Women

Erin Detrick - 2008 - 144 pages
...Remember when we went to see Macbeth'? Remember I cried when she said: I have given suck, and know Hon> tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me. I would,...gums And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you tiave done to this. I know that feeling. I have killed my babies because I have killed my desire for...
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Lady J

L. Divine - 2008 - 214 pages
...mimic the movements of a mother breastfeeding her baby and continue in character to deliver my lines. " 'I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked...brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this,' " I say, feeling the power of Lady Macbeth's words to her husband. Damn, this chick was cold. "You...
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