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" Put on with holy prayers : and 'tis spoken, To the succeeding royalty he leaves The healing benediction. With this strange virtue, He hath a heavenly gift of prophecy ; And sundry blessings hang about his throne, That speak him full of grace. "
Macbeth, from the text of S. Johnson and G. Steevens, revised - Page 72
by William Shakespeare - 1784
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The Works of Shakespere, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1843
...three kingdoms under one head. -" Strangely-visited people, All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eyet The mere despair of surgery, he cures; Hanging a golden stamp about their necks" &c. Act IV., SceueS. This miraculous power of curing the "king's evil," was claimed for seven centuries...
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On Superstitions Connected with the History and Practice of Medicine and Surgery

Thomas Joseph Pettigrew - 1844 - 167 pages
...England, I have seen him do. How he solicits heaven, Himself best knows ; but strangely-visited people, All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere...succeeding royalty he leaves The healing benediction. MACBETH, Act iv, Sc. 3. THE credulity of mankind has never been more strongly displayed than in the...
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The Great Oyer of Poisoning: the Trial of the Earl of Somerset for the ...

Andrew AMOS (Professor of Laws, Cambridge.) - 1846 - 551 pages
...England, I have seen him do. How he solicits heaven Himself best knows ; but strangely-visited people, All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere...leaves The healing benediction. With this strange virtue He hath a heavenly gift of prophecy, And sundry blessings hang about his throne, That speak...
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The Great Oyer of Poisoning: The Trial of the Earl of Somerset for the ...

Andrew Amos - 1846 - 551 pages
...England, I have seen him do. How he solicits heaven Himself best knows; but strangely-visited people. All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere...leaves The healing benediction. With this strange virtu© He hath a heavenly gift of prophecy, And sundry blessings hang about his throne, That speak...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Comedy of errors ; Macbeth ; King John ...

William Shakespeare, Alexander Chalmers - 1847
...England, I have seen him do. How he solicits heaven, Himself best knows : but strangely-visited people, All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere...cures' ; Hanging a golden stamp * about their necks, 8 convince! — ] ie overpowers, subdues. 3 The mere despair of surgery, he cures ;] Dr. Percy, in...
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The White Plague: Tuberculosis, Man, and Society

René Jules Dubos, Jean Dubos - 1987 - 277 pages
...Shakespeare describes how the king "touched" the scrofulous patients: . . . strangely-visited people All swol'n and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere...spoken, To the succeeding royalty he leaves The healing beneoiction . . . Royal records reveal that on both sides of the Channel many thousands of pilgrims...
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The Argonaut, Volume 5

1875
...portion of inheritance unto his successors, the kings of this realm." Or, as Shakspere has it — " Hanging a golden stamp about their necks, Put on with...succeeding royalty he leaves the healing benediction. " The coin, or touch-piece, given at a later date (Henry VII.), was the noble — equal to six shillings...
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Shakespeare and the Moving Image: The Plays on Film and Television

Anthony Davies, Stanley Wells, Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute Stanley Wells - 1994 - 266 pages
...seen with his very own eyes: How he solicits Heaven, Himself best knows; but strangely-visited people. All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere...succeeding royalty he leaves The healing benediction. (4.3.149-56) The 'succeeding royalty', as a Jacobean audience would well know, includes King James...
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Witches and Jesuits: Shakespeare's Macbeth

Garry Wills - 1995 - 223 pages
...England, I have seen him do. How he solicits heaven, Himself best knows; but strangely-visited people, All swol'n and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere...leaves The healing benediction. With this strange virtue He hath a heav'nly gift of prophecy, And sundry blessings hang about his throne That speak him...
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Shakespeare, the King's Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

Alvin B. Kernan - 1997 - 230 pages
...Macbeth, where his curative powers are described in some detail: strangely-visited people, All swoll'n and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere despair...succeeding royalty he leaves The healing benediction. (4.3.150) The matter had to be handled adroitly, and was. As one of the "succeeding royalty" James...
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