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" That skins the vice o' the top. Go to your bosom ; Knock there ; and ask your heart what it doth know That's like my brother's fault ; if it confess A natural guiltiness such as is his, Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue Against my brother's... "
The Director [ed. by T.F. Dibdin]. - Page 231
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Players of Shakespeare 3: Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by ...

Royal Shakespeare Company - Drama - 1993 - 222 pages
...as he, You would have slipped like him; but he, like you, Would not have been so stern. (n. ii.64-6) Go to your bosom, Knock there, and ask your heart...if it confess A natural guiltiness such as is his, Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue Against my brother's life. (n.ii. 136-41) In Act Two, Scene...
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Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature

Julia Reinhard Lupton - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 269 pages
...connection that Isabella makes explicit in her injunction to Angelo at the end of the first interview: Go to your bosom, Knock there, and ask your heart...If it confess A natural guiltiness, such as is his, Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue Against my brother's life. (II.ii.i37-42) By changing places...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...mercy, but that man does not (II, ii, 1 10-123). She also insists on the universality of human sin: Go to your bosom. Knock there, and ask your heart...If it confess A natural guiltiness such as is his. Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue Against my brother's life. (II, ii, 136-138) She speaks,...
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On Measure for Measure: An Essay in Criticism of Shakespeare's Drama

Lawrence J. Ross - Drama - 1997 - 182 pages
...authority, though it err like others, Hath yet a kind of medicine in itself That skins the vice o'th'top. Go to your bosom, Knock there, and ask your heart...If it confess A natural guiltiness, such as is his, Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue Against my brother's life. Ang. \asidc\ She speaks, and...
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The Adventures of a Shakespeare Scholar: To Discover Shakespeare ..., Volume 10

Marvin Rosenberg - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 365 pages
...matters too explosive to be mentioned. Isabella does say, oracularly, as she skirts the unspoken taboo. Go to your bosom; Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know That's like my brother's fault . . . But nowhere is any reference to her own feelings, her own bond to frail humanity, anything in...
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Making Sense of Shakespeare

Charles H. Frey - Drama - 1999 - 210 pages
...how he "would have slipped" sexually (70), longed for Angelo's "potency" (72), and asked Angelo to "Go to your bosom; / Knock there, and ask your heart...what it doth know / That's like my brother's fault" (34143), but also the very sound of her voice and look of her face enforce the sexual appeal of her...
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Romance and Reformation: The Erasmian Spirit of Shakespeare's Measure for ...

Robert B. Bennett - Drama - 2000 - 189 pages
...links the Pharisees with the adulteress by inviting anyone who is without sin to cast the first stone: Go to your bosom, Knock there, and ask your heart...If it confess A natural guiltiness such as is his, Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue Against my brother's life. (136-40) The fault she bids...
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Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the ...

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 320 pages
...authority, though it err like others, Hath yet a kind of medicine in itself That skins the vice o'th'top. Go to your bosom, Knock there, and ask your heart...if it confess A natural guiltiness such as is his, Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue Against my brother's life. ANGELO (Aside) She speaks, and...
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Shakespeare Stories II

Leon Garfield - Juvenile Fiction - 1995 - 284 pages
...such fantastic tricks before high heaven as makes the angels weep!" Then, in softer tones she urged: "Go to your bosom, knock there, and ask your heart...If it confess a natural guiltiness, such as is his — " Lord Angelo had risen to his feet. Lucio could see that he was deeply agitated. His fists were...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 54, Shakespeare and Religions

Peter Holland - Literary Collections - 2001 - 372 pages
...he should exercise mercy towards her brother who has, after all, been convicted for the same crime. Go to your bosom; Knock there, and ask your heart...If it confess A natural guiltiness, such as is his, Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue Against my brother's life (2.2. 140-5) This is a claim,...
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