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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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Byron and Shakespeare

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 381 pages
...unknown. Shakespeare, in his usual manner, keeps as near as may be within concretely normal terms: 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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The Dubious Spectacle: Extremities of Theater, 1976-2000

Herbert Blau - Performing Arts - 2002 - 347 pages
...Tom rushes at Peter. They roll to the ground in an embrace. The tape is audible. They struggle. TOM: And for my soul, what can it do to that? Being a thing immortal as itself? They fight silently, deeply. The tape continues, memory leaping back, widening the abyss between the...
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The Dubious Spectacle: Extremities of Theater, 1976-2000

Herbert Blau - Drama - 2002 - 347 pages
...Tom rushes at Peter. They roll to the ground in an embrace. The tape is audible. They struggle. TOM: And for my soul, what can it do to that? Being a thing immortal as itselfi They fight silently, deeply. The tape continues, memory leaping back, widening the abyss between...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...it. Hor. Do not, my lord. Ham. Why, what should be the fear? I do not set my life at a pin's fee, 65 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. Hor. What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, Or to the dreadful summit of the...
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Close Reading: The Reader

Frank Lentricchia, Andrew DuBois - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 391 pages
...that well illustrates the "act-scene ratio." When Hamlet is about to follow the ghost, Horatio warns: 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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For All Time?: Critical Issues in Teaching Shakespeare

Paul Skrebels, Sieta van der Hoeven - Drama - 2002 - 144 pages
...Ghost takes place. Moreover, we are expressly made aware of the place-lessness by Horatio: Horatio. 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...
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The Construction of Tragedy: Hubris

Mary Anneeta Mann - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 228 pages
...intuits in his inner soul now has a ghostly counterpart. It is a ghost and as Horatio says to him: What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, . . . Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff And there assume some other horrible form, Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason And draw...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...will 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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Hamlet : a Play in One Act

Lindsay Price - 2005 - 47 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. The GHOST beckons to HAMLET. HORA 770 and MARCELLUS grab hold of HAMLET. HORATIO: What...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 207 pages
...dangers he runs in conversing with spirits. Horatio speaks of the physical dangers, but Hamlet asks: And for my soul, what can it do to that Being a thing immortal as itself? Later on, 'lapsed in time and passion', he confesses that there may well be a danger to his soul: The...
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