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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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The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy

George Wilson Knight - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 393 pages
...tempted, Escalus, Another thing to fall. (ni 17) Isabella later uses the same argument as Escalus: . . . 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) We are reminded...
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The Loves of Shakespeare's Women

Susannah York, William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 112 pages
...essence, like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As make the angels weep . . . 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. - Gentle, my lord, turn back!...
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Shakespeare's Noise

Kenneth Gross - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 282 pages
...time coher'd with place, or place with wishing" (2.1.11). Isabella says something similar in her turn: "Go to your bosom, / Knock there, and ask your heart...what it doth know / That's like my brother's fault" (2.2.137— 39) .This echoes an authoritative Christian formula: "Judge not, that ye be not judged....
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Marxist Shakespeares

Jean Elizabeth Howard, Jean E Howard, PH D, Scott Cutler Shershow - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 304 pages
...mere summons to compassion. Within a hundred lines. it hecomes clear just how deep: Go to your hosom. Knock there. and ask your heart what it doth know That's like my hrother's fault. If it confess A natural guiltiness. such as his. Let it not sound a thought upon your...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 40

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 256 pages
...defensive: 'Why do you put these sayings upon me?' (ll. 133). And her reply is more telling than she knows: 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. (ll.136-41) It is upon an entirely...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 26

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 208 pages
...girl whose intellect itself stimulates him, and who directs his attention to his own human frailty Go to your bosom, Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know That's like my brother's fault - (n, ii, 137-9) he finds his legal world of words unbalanced and betraying, his security threatened....
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The Laws of Life

James Shane - Religion - 2002 - 708 pages
...the shrift. Shakespeare: Go to your bosom, knock there and ask your heart what it doth know that is like my brother's fault; if it confess a natural guiltiness, such as his is, let it not sound a thought upon your tongue against my brother. Goethe: How shall we learn...
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Shakespeare, Italy, and Intertextuality

Michele Marrapodi - Drama - 2004 - 278 pages
...slipp'd like him, but he like you Would not have been so stern. (2.2.64-6) And, more persuasively, 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. (2.2.137-42) Angelo's reaction...
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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 260 pages
...oblivious to her sexual effects (RSC 1991). In her first encounter with Angelo Isabella tells him, "Go to your bosom, / Knock there, and ask your heart...what it doth know / That's like my brother's fault" (2.2.136-8). Skinner's Isabella flew across the stage, bent her head on Angelo's chest, and knocked...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 336 pages
...(But see longer note, page 216.) 69 Measure for Measure ACT 2. sc. 2 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 170 Against my brother's life. ANGELO, ^ aside^ She speaks,...
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