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" tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly : If the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, With his surcease, success ; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, —... "
The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ... - Page 130
by William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 210 pages
...'twere well It were done quickly. If th' assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch With his surcease success, that but this blow Might...bank and shoal of time, We'd jump the life to come. [I.7.I-7] "Jump" partly means "risk," but Shakespeare carries it over into our meaning also. After...
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Focus on Macbeth

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...th'assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch The kingdom, the power and the glory in Macbeth With his surcease, success; that but this blow Might...bank and shoal of time We'd jump the life to come. (I.vii.1-7) Despite (or perhaps because of) the complex syntactical structure of this passage, with...
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X-Kit Literature Series: FET Macbeth

2005 - 60 pages
...th'assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch. With his surcease, success; that but this blow 5 Might be the be-all and the end-all ... here, But...the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgement here - that we but teach Bloody instructions, which. being taught, return 10 To plague the...
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The Fujimori Legacy

...'twere well It were done quickly. If th' assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, With his surcease, success; that but this blow Might...instructions, which, being taught, return To plague th' inventor; this even-handed justice Commends th' ingredients of our poisoned chalice — Macbeth,...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...then 'twere well It were done quickly: if th'assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch Macbeth act 1, sc. 7, 1. 1 (1606) 341 This even-handed Justice Commends th'ingredience of our poison'd...
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Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth

Peggy O'Brien, Jeanne Addison Roberts, Michael Tolaydo - Drama - 2006 - 288 pages
...It were done quickly. SECOND STUDENT If th' assassination Could trammel up the consequence and catch With his surcease success, that but this blow Might...bank and shoal of time, We'd jump the life to come. THIRD STUDENT But in these cases We still have judgment here, that we but teach Bloody instructions,...
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Double Vision: Moral Philosophy and Shakespearean Drama

Tzachi Zamir - Philosophy - 2011 - 256 pages
...then 'twere well It were done quickly; if th'assassination Could trammel up the consequence and catch With his surcease, success, that but this blow Might...instructions, which being taught, return To plague th'inventor. This even-handed justice Commends th'ingredience of our poisoned chalice To our own lips....
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Reading Melville's Pierre; Or, The Ambiguities: A Reading of the Poems

Brian Higgins, Hershel Parker - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 240 pages
...'twere well It were done quickly: if the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch With his surcease, success; that but this blow Might...and shoal of time, — We'd jump the life to come. (1.7.1-7) Pierre's "instantaneousness" (183, 186) was the result of his believing " 'twere well / It...
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Shakespeare's Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's ...

Robert A. Logan - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 251 pages
...'twere well It were done quickly. If th' assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch With his surcease success, that but this blow Might...bank and shoal of time. We'd jump the life to come. (I, vii, 1-7) He goes on to explain why the murderous act will not "trammel up the consequence," and...
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Blank Verse: A Guide to Its History and Use

Robert Burns Shaw - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 305 pages
...second thoughts about his forthcoming murder of Duncan. Could trammel up the consequence, | and catch, | With his surcease, | success; | that but this blow...bank and shoal of time, | We'd jump the life to come. (Macbeth, 1.7.1—7) Here Shakespeare deploys pauses to emphasize the halting perplexity of the fainthearted...
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