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" I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me: I'll have... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 183
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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An Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of Shakspere

William John Birch - 1848 - 547 pages
...miraculous organ. * The spirit, that I have seen, May be the devil : and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and, perhaps, Out of...damn me. I'll have grounds More relative than this. He is uncertain whether the supernatural proceeds from heaven or hell, from God or the devil ; doubts...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 7

1848
...mine ! 1843. Hamlet. 121 HAMLET. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 99. " THE spirit I have seen May be a devil ; anu the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape, yea,...potent with such spirits,) Abuses me, to damn me." Thus the hope that the ghost's tale may be false, and the fear that it may be true, unite to send him...
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The American Whig Review, Volumes 7-8

1848
...forever mine ! 1843. HAMLET, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 99. "Tire spirit I have seen i iy be a devil ; aua the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape, yea,...melancholy, ( As he is very potent with such spirits,) Abase* me, to damn me." Thus the hope that the ghost's tale may tx? false, and the fear that it may...
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Notes and Lectures Upon Shakespeare and Some of the Old Poets and Dramatists ...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1849 - 372 pages
...Shakspeare's own attestation to the truth of the idea of Hamlet which I have before put forth. Ib. The spirit that I have seen, May be a devil : and...very potent with such spirits) Abuses me to damn me. See Sir Thomas Brown : I believe that those apparitions and ghosts of departed persons are not the...
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Sketches from Life, Volume 3

Laman Blanchard - 1849
...wanting to the wonderful truth of the poet's conception than to make the victim confess his own weakness. The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the...assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and perhaps Out of my wedkneis and my melancholy, Asheix very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. For Burton...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet, and ...

William Shakespeare - 1851
...my father, Before mine uncle-; I'll observe his looks ; I'll tent him to the quick; if he do blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen, May...Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. [Exit. ACT III. SCENE I. A Room in the Castle. Enter King, Queen, PoLomus, OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ, and GUILDENSTERN....
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1992 - 138 pages
...shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits,62 Abuses me to damn me. I'll have grounds More relative...thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King. 590 [Exit. ACT 3, SCENE I. Enter KING, QUEEN, POLONIUS, OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN. KING...
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And Flights of Angels

Terrence Ortwein - 1994 - 91 pages
...do blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps Out of my...grounds More relative than this. The play's the thing (HORATIO gestures for entrances. Enter KING, QUEEN, POLONIUS, OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ, and GUILDENSTERN.)...
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Some Necessary Questions of the Play: A Stage-centered Analysis of ...

Gene A. Smith, Robert E. Wood - 1994 - 171 pages
...Hamlet's impulse to revenge. The spirit that I have seen May be a dev'l, and the dev'l hath power T assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, Out of...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. (II.ii.598-603) Whereas Hamlet's "conscience" explores the hypothetical, the "conscience of the King"...
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The Absent Shakespeare

Mark Jay Mirsky - 1994 - 174 pages
...truth: he forgets his own question in the contrivance of the trap. . . . the Devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape, yea and perhaps Out of my Weakness,...very potent with such Spirits, Abuses me to damn me. . . . (FF.2.2: 1639-43) Moving quickly to his revenge after the mousetrap springs, Hamlet finds Claudius...
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