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" What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff That beetles o'er his base into the sea, And there assume some other horrible form, Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason And draw you into madness... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and Illustrations ... - Page 55
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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Shakespeare's Brain: Reading with Cognitive Theory

Mary Thomas Crane - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 288 pages
...the ghost might have on Hamlet's soul or mind. To Hamlet's insistence (in agreement with Bright) that "for my soul, what can it do to that, / Being a thing immortal as itself" (1.4.66-67) Horatio replies by separating (in opposition to Bright) the soul from the rational faculty:...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...Horatio Do not, my lord. Hamlet Why, what should be the fear? I do not set my life in a pin's fee; And for my soul, what can it do to that, Being a thing immortal as itself? It waves me forth again; I'll follow it. Horatio What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, Or to the dreadful summit of...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...HORATIO Do not, my lord. HAMLET Why, what should be the fear? 65 I do not set my life at a pin's fee, And for my soul, what can it do to that, Being a thing immortal as itself? It waves me forth again. I'll follow it. HORATIO What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, Or to the dreadful summit of...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...will I follow it. Do not, my lord. Why, what should be the fear? I do not set my life at a pin's fee, And for my soul, what can it do to that, Being a thing immortal as itself? It waves me forth again. I'll follow it. What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff...
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Scenes and Stages

John O'Connor - Drama - 2001 - 245 pages
...it. HORATIO Do not my lord. HAMLET Why, what should be the fear? I do not set my life at a pin's fee, And for my soul, what can it do to that Being a thing immortal as itself? It waves me forth again. I'll follow it. HORATIO What if it tempt you toward the flood my lord, Or to the dreadful summit of...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...related reasons for not fearing to go: Why, what should be the fear? I do not set my life at a pin's fee, And for my soul, what can it do to that, Being a thing immortal as itself? (1.4.64-67) Hamlet separates the soul from life. While his life can die, his soul cannot, and he cares...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...Hamlet follow him, the Prince dismisses his friend Horatio's fears: I do not set my life at a pin's fee, And for my soul, what can it do to that, Being a thing immortal as itself? (I, iii, 65-67) Whatever terrors the Ghost holds for him are preferable to the uncertainty of Hamlet's...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 320 pages
...HORAT1O Do not, my lord. HAMLET Why, what should be the fear? I do not set my life at a pin's fee. And for my soul, what can it do to that, Being a thing...itself ? It waves me forth again. I '11 follow it. HORAT1O What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, Or to the dreadfiJ summit of the diff 70 That...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...There is, too, in a different kind, Horatio's fine description of Hamlet's danger in the Ghost scene: What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff That beetles o'er his base into the sea. ... (i. iv. 69) — a warning certainly justified, if we remember...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...Lilliputians, an eminence which is a sickly, dizzying state. Horatio limns Hamlet's fate fairly true: What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff That beetles o'er his base into the sea, And there assume some other horrible form, Which might deprive...
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