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" Cannot be ill ; cannot be good : — If ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth ? I am thane of Cawdor : If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 210
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Shakespeare's Patterns of Self-knowledge

Rolf Soellner - Drama - 1972 - 454 pages
...it is clear that Macbeth is already yielding to the evil in his heart : This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill ; cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...am Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix tny hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against...
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Makbeth: After Shakespeare

Paul Epstein, Richard Schechner - Operas - 1978 - 53 pages
...thank you, gentlemen. MAKBETH. This prophetic soliciting cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, why has it given me earnest of success commencing in a truth?...am Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion whose horrid image makes my heart knock at my ribs? Scene 3. Duncan, Malcom, Macduff. DUNCAN....
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Verdi in the Age of Italian Romanticism

David R. B. Kimbell - Music - 1985 - 720 pages
...rational or philosophical contemplation of the future - in such terms as This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...am thane of Cawdor If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1990 - 224 pages
...gentlemen. [ To himself again] This meddling with the supernatural can be neither good nor evil. If Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing...am Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion 135 Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against...
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The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy

James C. Bulman - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 254 pages
...witness that his selfhood is disjoined from the heroic image he projects: This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...am Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against...
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Playhouse and Cosmos: Shakespearean Theater as Metaphor

Kent T. Van den Berg - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 188 pages
...swelling act Of the imperial theme.—I thank you, gentlemen.— [Aside] This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...am Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Transactions

Michael Mooney - Drama - 1990 - 226 pages
...Macbeth's thoughts in the "very process of conscious formulation"": [Aside.] This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...am Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion 156 Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against...
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Ideological Approaches to Shakespeare: The Practice of Theory

Robert P. Merrix, Nicholas Ranson - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 289 pages
...drive him to its center, to image. Indeed, all facts meld into images. This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good: — If ill, why hath...am Thane of Cawdor: If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against...
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The Absent Shakespeare

Mark Jay Mirsky - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 174 pages
...fair promise is followed in his imagination by the fantasy of murder. This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it...am Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image does unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat?' (Richard 7/I.3.294) 'This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good: If ill, why hath it...am Thane of Cawdor: If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against...
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