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" It is too full o' the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way : thou wouldst be great ; Art not without ambition ; but without The illness should attend it : what thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily ; wouldst not play false, And yet... "
Macbeth. King John - Page 22
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare, Hugh Black-Hawkins - 1992 - 64 pages
...full of the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. (She fears her husband's nature) . . . Thou wouldst be great; Art not without ambition, but...illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false And yet wouldst wrongly win .... (She decides to drive...
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Essays on Epistemological Transformations and Theater History

Mary Beth Rose - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 236 pages
...Sextus Pompeius, who, protected by stolidity rather than virtue, will not seek what he would take: Thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but...illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win. (1.5.17-21) In Plutarch's...
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Speech for the Stage

Evangeline Machlin - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1992 - 254 pages
...must keep her lips rounded for the w while she makes the triple tongue movement for dst: Thou wtntldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without The...illness should attend it; what thou wouldst highly That thou wouldst holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win. Another sound often...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 100 pages
...fear thy nature: It is too full o'th'milk of human kindness To catch ihe nearest way. Thou wouldsi be great; Art not without ambition, but without The...illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly, Thai wouldsi ihou holily; wouldsi not play false, 20 And yet wouldst wrongly win. Thou'dst have, great...
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Stage Dialects

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1967 - 156 pages
...Lay it to thy heart, and farewell." Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk...kindness To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, Reading for Fluency 99 Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it. What thou...
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Macbeth (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Rebecca Sheinberg - Study Aids - 2015 - 99 pages
...do the Witches make for Macbeth and Banquo? 7. What does Lady Macbeth mean when she says of Macbeth, "Yet do I fear thy nature. It is too full o' the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way"? 8. Macbeth is having second thoughts about killing Duncan. What are the reasons he gives? Based on...
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The Absent Shakespeare

Mark Jay Mirsky - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 174 pages
...pity is felt as despicable, likewise the breast, because it leaks pity. Lady Macbeth alludes to this: "Yet do I fear thy nature. / It is too full o' the milk of human kindness." The will to transgress against nature, one's own nature, is an obsession of the play. . . . Make thick...
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Why Smart People Do Dumb Things: Lessons from the New Science of Behavioral ...

Mortimer Feinberg, John J. Tarrant - Business & Economics - 1995 - 284 pages
...sickness to keep him there: Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be What thou art promis'd. Yet I do fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human...ambition; but without The illness should attend it; Macbeth, act 1, scene 5 Some people need to fail because they are "nice guys" — too nice to triumph...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 568 pages
...from the following character given of him by his wife: Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o'th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. Thou...illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win. [1 .5. 13ff] So much...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...promis'd. (I. v. 15-16) She assumes the kingship is already his. and wants to leave nothing to chance: To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, Art...ambition, but without The illness should attend it. (I, v, 16-20) The word that stands out most is "illness." Lady Macbeth knows that something malignant...
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