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" Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse The curtain'd sleep ; witchcraft celebrates Pale Hecate's offerings ; and wither'd murder, Alarum'd by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing strides,... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare - Page 22
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 249 pages
...howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth,...whereabout, And take the present horror from the time 60 Which now suits with it. Whiles I threat, he lives; Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives....
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Tragic Drama and the Family: Psychoanalytic Studies from Aeschylus to Beckett

Bennett Simon - Psychology - 1988 - 274 pages
...world hears things that should not be told or spoken is exemplified in Macbeth's "dagger" speech:32 Thou sure and firm-set earth, Hear not my steps, which...Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. (2.1.56-61) Compare this prohibition of hearing and telling with the speech of the 32. For other examples...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth,...Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons thee...
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Shakespeare in Opera, Ballet, Orchestral Music, and Song: An Introduction to ...

Arthur Graham - Music - 1997 - 213 pages
...howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing strides, toward his design Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth,...horror from the time, Which now suits with it. Whiles 1 threat, he lives: Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. A bell rings. I go, and it is...
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Scenes and Stages

John O'Connor - Drama - 2001 - 245 pages
...howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth,...Which now suits with it. Whiles I threat, he lives: 30 Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. A bell rings. Mine eyes are made the fools . ....
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New Theatre Quarterly 65: Volume 17, Part 1

Clive Barker, Simon Trussler - Drama - 2001 - 96 pages
...howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth,...walk, for fear Thy very stones prate of my whereabout. . . . (II, i, 53-9) There is at least an opportunity here for the performer not only to walk in a certain...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...not be looked on — Caroline Spurgeon has shown that this is often emphasized. Nor must it be heard: Thou sure and firm-set earth Hear not my steps, which...present horror from the time, Which now suits with it. (ni 56) Macduff's knocking aptly strikes avenging sounds after this act of silence and darkness. Death...
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Nelson Thornes Shakespeare - Macbeth

William Shakespeare, Dinah Jurksaitis - Education - 2003 - 152 pages
...howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design 55 Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth,...Which now suits with it. Whiles I threat, he lives; 60 Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. [A bell rings I go, and it is done; the bell invites...
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Shakespeare, Spenser and the Contours of Britain: Reshaping the Atlantic ...

Joan Fitzpatrick - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 182 pages
...before the murder of Duncan, Macbeth makes an effort to extract complicity from the very earth itself: Thou sure and firm-set earth, Hear not my steps which...present horror from the time, Which now suits with it. (Macbeth 2.1.56-60) By the time Banquo's ghost appears at the banquet Macbeth is convinced that he...
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Goodnight Children Everywhere and Other Plays

Richard Nelson - Drama - 2004 - 419 pages
...House.) MACBETH: Thou sure and firm-set earth, Hear not my steps which way they walk, for fear The very stones prate of my whereabout, And take the present...Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. Broadway Theatre, Act Il.iii Very loud pounding or knocking is suddenly heard. Porter (Tilton) hurries...
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