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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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Select plays from Shakspeare; adapted for the use of schools and young ...

William Shakespeare - 1836
...eldest curse upon't, A brother's murder ! — Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will ; 2 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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Views in Theology

Lyman Beecher - Eglise presbytérienne (E.U.) - 1836 - 240 pages
...language as men in every situation use it, as he is for delineation of character — I cannot. Tho' inclination be as sharp as will, My stronger guilt...pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect.' ' But O, what form of prayer Can serve my turn ? Forgive me my foul murd er ! That cannot be; since...
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The Moral and Intellectual School Book: Containing Instructions for Reading ...

William Martin - Readers - 1838 - 348 pages
...curse upon 't — A brother's murder ! — Pray, I cannot, Though inclination be as sharp as 'twill, 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 twofold force, To be...
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The Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - Elocution - 1838 - 304 pages
...eldest curse upon 't, A brother's murder! — Pray I cannot, Though inclination be as sharp as 'twill, 5 My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent: And like...hand Were thicker than itself with brother's blood; 10 Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens To wash it white as snow ? Whereto serves mercy, But...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: King Lear. Romeo and Juliet ...

William Shakespeare - 1839
...eldest curse upon't, A brother's murder ! — Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will ; l 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 twofold force, — To...
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The Rhetorical Reader Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1839
...eldest curse upon 't, A brother's murder! — Pray I cannot, Though inclination be as sharp as 'twill, 5 My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent: And like...hand Were thicker than itself with brother's blood; 10 Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens To wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mfercy, But...
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The American Class-reader: Containing a Series of Lessons in Reading; with ...

George Willson - Elocution - 1840 - 288 pages
...eldest curse upon't, A brother's murder ! — Pray I cannot, Though inclination be as sharp as 'twill, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent ; And like...blood ; Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens 2 To wash it white as snow ? Whereto serves mercy, But to confront the visage of offence ? And what's...
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The School Reader: Fourth Book. Containing Instructions in the Elementary ...

Charles Walton Sanders - Readers - 1849 - 304 pages
...it smells to heaven : It hath the primal, eldest curse upon 't, A brother's murder ! — Pray I can not ; Though inclination be as sharp as will ; My...pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect. 2. What if this cursed hand Were thicker than itself with brother's blood ? [s there not rain enough...
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The works of Shakspere, revised from the best authorities: with a ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1843
...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...sweet heavens To wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mercy But to confront the visage of offence ? And what 's in prayer but this twofold force, — To...
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The Works of Shakespere, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1843
...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...sweet heavens To wash it white as snow? Whereto serves mercy But to confront the visage of offence ? And what 's in prayer but this twofold force, — To...
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