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" Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect. What if this cursed hand Were thicker than itself... "
The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ... - Page 102
by William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...Though inclination be as sharp as will ; My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent ; And, like a mail to double business bound, I stand in pause where I...sweet heavens To wash it white as snow? Whereto serves But t confront the visage of ofience? [mercy, And what's in prayer, but this twofold force ; To be...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1817 - 407 pages
...eldest curse upon it 5 A brother's murder! Pray I cannot, Though inclination be as sharp as 'twill — My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent : And like...brother's blood — Is there not rain enough in the sv.-eet heaven* To wash it white as snow ? Whereto serves mercv, But to confront the visage of offence...
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1818
...it smells to heaven ; It hath the primal eldest curse upon 't, A brother's murder ! — Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will ; My stronger...heavens, To wash it white as snow ? Whereto serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence ? And what 's in prayer, but this two-fold force, —...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1818
...rank, it smells to heaven ; It hath the primal eldest curse upon't, A brother's murder !—Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will ; My stronger...bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, King. Thanks, dear my lord. [Exit Pot. And both neglect. What if this cursed hand Were thicker than...
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1819
...rank, it smells to heaven ; It hath the primal eldest curse upon't, A brother's murder ! — Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will ; My stronger...heavens, To -wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence ? And what's in prayer, but this two-fold force, — To...
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Hamlet, and As You Like it: A Specimen of a New Edition of Shakespeare ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1819 - 466 pages
...where the odour of sacrifice only should rise, to the seat of the gods, its offensive; steam reaches. And, like a man to double business bound, I stand...heavens, To wash it white as snow ? Whereto serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence? ' And what's in prayer, but this two-fold force, To be...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - Elocution - 1819 - 360 pages
...it ! A brother's murder ! Pray I cannot. * Though inclination be as sharp as 'twill — My stro%er guilt defeats my strong intent ; And like a man to...heavens To wash it white as snow ? Whereto serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence i And what's in prayer, but this twofold force ; To be...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1821
...: " Though inclination be as sharp as th' ill." The old reading is — as sharp as will. STEEVENS. My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent ; And,...heavens, To wash it white as snow ? Whereto serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence ? And what's in prayer, but this two-fold force, — To...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...murder! — Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will ; My stronger guilt defeats my strung intent; And, like a man to double business bound,...hand Were thicker than itself with brother's blood T Is there not raiu enough in the sweet heavens, To wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mercy, But...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1823
...that a person might easily stand behind them unperceived. Though inclination be as sharp as will ; 8 My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent ; And,...heavens, To wash it white as snow ? Whereto serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence ? And what's in prayer, but this two-fold force, — To...
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