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" I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul ; freeze thy young blood ; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres ; Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon... "
The Stratford Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight - Page 22
by William Shakespeare - 1856
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Visions of the Other World in Middle English

Robert Easting - 1997 - 119 pages
...required to be silent about his pains: But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow...stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. 3 For a discussion of the fifteenth-century ME prose visions - Stranton, the Revelation of Purgatory,...
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Shakespeare Among the Moderns

Richard Halpern - 1997 - 294 pages
...an announcement so traumatic, so unexpected that its advent grips the body in a deathly jouissance. I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow...combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand an end, Like quills upon the fearful porpentine. But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh...
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Murder on Deck!: Shipboard & Shoreline Mystery Stories

Rosemary Herbert - 1998 - 330 pages
...she had formulated some master plan. I refilled my glass and told her: "I could a tale unfold" Hilda "whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze...stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porpentine: . . ." "Oh come on, I bet it wouldn't." My wife was sceptical. "What you need, Rumpole, is a change!"...
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Dante's Testaments: Essays in Scriptural Imagination

Peter S. Hawkins - 1999 - 378 pages
...predominate for centuries, as in the nightmare Shakespeare could still conjure up in Hamlet (1.5.9-22): I am thy father's spirit, doom'd for a certain term...eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood. In Dante's hands, the "prison-house" becomes a spiritual clinic in which the penitent's broken bones...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - 1999 - 512 pages
...costumed in full armour, some suitably bloodchilling lines with which to regale his Globe audience: I am thy father's spirit, Doom'd for a certain term...stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine." Although the Ghost has but ninety-five lines to Hamlet's 1575 (the latter the biggest speaking part...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - 1999 - 512 pages
...costumed in full armour, some suitably bloodchilling lines with which to regale his Globe audience: I am thy father's spirit, Doom'd for a certain term...hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine.31 Although the Ghost has but ninety-five lines to Hamlet's 1575 (the latter the biggest...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 296 pages
...that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word 15 Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,...combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand an end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. 20 But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh...
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Fiction and Poetry: Years 5 and 6, Key stage 2, Scotland P6-P7

Wendy Wren - 2000 - 149 pages
...unfold. HAMLET: Speak, I am bound to hear. GHOST: So art thou to revenge when thou shalt hear. HAMLET: What? GHOST: I am thy father's spirit, Doom'd for...combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand an end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. YEAR 6 TERM t 98 But this eternal blazon must not be...
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How Right You Are, Jeeves

P.G. Wodehouse - 2000 - 208 pages
...referring to the ghost of the father of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, sir. Addressing his son, he said, 1 could a tale unfold whose lightest word would harrow...stand on end like quills upon the fretful porpentine.' " "That's right. Locks, of course, not socks. Odd that he should have said porpentine when he meant...
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Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan

Alenka Zupančič, Borut Zupancic, Alenka Zupancic - 2000 - 266 pages
...because of them are eloquent enough. He tells Hamlet that a description of only the least of his torments 'would harrow up thy soul; freeze thy young blood;...on end, like quills upon the fretful porpentine'. His wanderings between two worlds, the infernal dream which death brings him instead of oblivion, the...
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