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" Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world : now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators - Page 94
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - 2002 - 283 pages
...he stirs himself up with an oldstyle invocation of dark powers then dismisses their prompting, 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother. O heart, lose not thy nature....
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 392 pages
...symbolizes a dark consciousness in a succession of actions. Summoned to his mother, he speaks thus : 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world: now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft! now to my mother. 0 heart, lose not thy nature;...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 178 pages
...will say so. [Exit Hamlet 'By and by' is easily said. Leave me, friends. [ Exeunt all but Hamlet 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...Contagion to this world. Now could I drink hot blood, 375 And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother. O heart,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 26

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 208 pages
...when he is about to encounter his mother in the Closet scene, and then he seeks to qualify the term O heart, lose not thy nature, let not ever The soul...enter this firm bosom, Let me be cruel not unnatural, (1ll, ii, }96-8) The cruelty he seeks to permit himself is to be kept under a restraint, not let loose...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 320 pages
...easily said. Exit Polonius Leave me, friends. Exeunt all bui Hamlet 'Tis now the very witching rime of night, When churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes...this world. Now could I drink hot blood And do such bitter business as the day musica quanto mai eloquente. Guarda, questi sono i fori. GU1LDENSTERN Non...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - 2003 - 313 pages
...will say so [Exit. Ham. "By and by" is easily said. Leave me, friends. [Exeunt all but Hamlet.] 405 Tis now the very witching time of night When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood. And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft! now to my mother. 0 heart, lose not thy nature!...
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The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories

Christopher Booker - 2004 - 728 pages
...given his stepfather, he is now summoning up all his resolve to commit the ultimate act of darkness: 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on.' What tragic hero in Shakespeare gives more explicit...
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Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Gail Kern Paster - 2010 - 288 pages
...correspondence, new in him but familiar to us in the actions of Pyrrhus, between night and his own state of mind: "Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such [bitter business as the] day Would quake to look on. (388-92) Midnight as represented here is both...
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Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Gail Kern Paster - 2010 - 288 pages
...correspondence, new in him but familiar to us in the actions of Pyrrhus, between night and his own state of mind: 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...[breathes] out Contagion to this world. Now could 1 drink hot blood, And do such (bitter business as the] day Would quake to look on. (388-92) Midnight...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...Rosencrantz and Guildenstem depart HAMLET 'By and by' is easily said. Leave me, friends. [the rest go 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world: now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on: soft, now to my mother 380 0 heart, lose not...
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