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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's Tragedy of Macbeth: Adapted Expressly for Madame Ristori and ...

William Shakespeare - 1875
...be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man. Nor time, nor place, Did then adhere, and yet you would make both : They have made themselves,...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, 'a*. yon Have...
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The dramatic works of William Shakespeare, revised with notes by S ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1875
...beast was evidently intended ; and to break the project of the murder could hardly be called a toast. They have made themselves, and that their fitness...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...
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The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare, Hugh Black-Hawkins - 1992 - 64 pages
...what you were, you would Be so much more the man .... I have given suck, and know How tender 't is to love the babe that milks me; I would while it was...his boneless gums And dashed the brains out, had I sworn as you Have done to this. Macbeth. If we should fail? Lady Macbeth. We fail! But screw your courage...
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Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night ...

Peggy O'Brien - 1993 - 274 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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Translations/Transformations: Gender and Culture in Film and Literature ...

Valerie Wayne, Cornelia Niekus Moore - 1993 - 100 pages
...Macbeth for his feelings of loyalty to Duncan by playing up her own devaluation of maternal trust: I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...face, Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums. I Gender Transformation in Kurosawa's Shakespeare 55 And dashed the brains oui, had I so sworn as you...
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The Absent Shakespeare

Mark Jay Mirsky - 1994 - 174 pages
...reveals itself almost immediately in this regard as she urges her husband to the deed of murder. .... I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. (1.7.60-65) Has there been a pregnancy, a birth? The audience hears no more about it, and, in a play...
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Theatre, Ritual, and Transformation: The Senoi Temiars

Sue Jennings - 1995 - 208 pages
...am further moved by reading Macbeth and seeing it performed. in particular where Lady Macbeth says: I have given suck. and know How tender 'tis to love...was smiling in my face Have plucked my nipple from its boneless gums And dash'd the brains out. had I so sworn As you have done to this. (Macbeth. Act...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - 1997 - 248 pages
...Her exhortation to her wavering husband to be steadfast is memorably couched in terms of motherhood: I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. (i. vii. 54-9) Ironically, we have just heard her muse that Macbeth's nature is 'too full o' th' milk...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 1997 - 280 pages
...memorable and unusual, to say the least. Urging Macbeth to kill Duncan, she invokes a terrible analogy: I have given suck and know How tender 'tis to love...brains out, had I so sworn As you have done to this. (t.7.54-9) mother feeding her own child',' English royal, aristocratie, and 'gentle' women (ie members...
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Fantasies of Femininity: Reframing the Boundaries of Sex

Jane M. Ussher - 1997 - 415 pages
...who is represented as being so eternally cruel that she would kill her own children: LADY MACBETH: I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love...Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums And clashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. It is, arguably, fear of the vengeful...
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