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" tis not so above : There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature ; and we ourselves compell'd, Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare - Page 88
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...last said with real tenderness and longing. CLAUDIUS (continuing) May one be pardoned and retain th' offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compelled Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence. What then? What rests?...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 101 pages
...did the murder — My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. 55 May one be pardoned and retain th' offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...prize itself Buys out the law. But 'tis not so above. 60 There is no shuffling; there the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compelled, Even...
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Democracy, Social Values, and Public Policy

Milton Michael Carrow, Robert Paul Churchill, Robert P. Churchill, Joseph J. Cordes - Political Science - 1998 - 201 pages
...certain. In the corrupted curents of diis world Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice, And 'tis often seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law: but...teeth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence. But even if we concede that acting morally may be motivated by prudence as much as by self-respect,...
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Scribes and Translators: Septuagint and Old Latin in the Books of Kings ...

Natalio Fernández Marcos - Religion - 98 pages
...brother's murder": O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven; It hath the primal eldest curse upon't, — A brother's murder! — Pray can I not, Though inclination...the action lies In his true nature; and we ourselves compcll'd. Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. What then? what rests?...
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The Law in Shakespeare

Cushman Kellogg Davis - Law - 1883 - 303 pages
...distinction between the action of covenant and that of debt. 258 THE LAW IN SHAKESPEARE. No. 271. Hay one be pardon'd, and retain the offence ? In the corrupted...teeth, and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. Samlet, Act 3, Scene 3. Here, as in many passages, Shakespeare attests his reverence for justice as...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 296 pages
...the murder, My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. 55 May one be pardoned and retain th'offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...prize itself Buys out the law. But 'tis not so above; 60 There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compelled Even...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...did the murder: My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. May one be pardon'd and retain th'offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell' d, Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. What then? What rests?...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...his crime; therefore he cannot receive pardon. Claudius then grasps one more truth: . . . And often 'tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law,...teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. (Ill, iii, 59-64) Even if he could find forgiveness on the earthly plane, he would still deserve punishment...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...standpoint of this world, Claudius has no reason to give up what he has. But what about the next world? But 'tis not so above: There is no shuffling, there...teeth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence. (3.3.60-64) Justice is perfect above, while imperfect here. Similar in principle, it differs in this...
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Shame in Shakespeare

Ewan Fernie, Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway Ewan Fernie - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 274 pages
...clean, but cannot forsake the fruits of sin: his crown, his Gertrude. And yet he acknowledges quietly: In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compelFd Even to the truth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence. (3.3.60-4) This is an anticipation...
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