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" I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil; and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 190
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1847
...father, Before mine uncle : I'll observe his looks ; I'll tent him * to the quick ; if he do blench ', I know my course. The spirit, that I have seen, May...damn me : I'll have grounds More relative than this ' : The play's the thing, Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. [Exit, ACT III. SCENE I.—...
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The Unseen World: Communications with It, Real Or Imaginary, Including ...

John Mason Neale - Apparitions - 1847 - 216 pages
...truth of the narrator. I should have thought, as Hamlet did, " The spirit that I have seen May be the devil : and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing...potent with such spirits,) Abuses me to damn me." And I remember that Lavater tells a story, which would lead to the same conclusion. A friend of his,...
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King Lear. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello

William Shakespeare - 1848
...father, Before mine uncle ; I'll observe his looks ; I'll tent him 4 to the quick; if he do blench, 5 I know my course. The spirit that I have seen, •...Abuses me to damn me. I'll have grounds More relative 6 than this. The play's the thing, Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. [Exit. 1 The firet...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 7

1848
...natal hour — О be these gifts forever mine ! 121 HAMLET. COBTISUED FROM PAGE 99. "Тик spirit I have seen May be a devil ; and the devil hath power...potent with such spirits,) Abuses me, to damn me." Thus the hope that the ghost's tale may be false, and the fear that it may be true, unite to send him...
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An Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of Shakspere

William John Birch - Religion in literature - 1848 - 547 pages
...miraculous organ. * The spirit, that I have seen, May be the devil : and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and, perhaps, Out of...damn me. I'll have grounds More relative than this. He is uncertain whether the supernatural proceeds from heaven or hell, from God or the devil ; doubts...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 7

1848
...mine ! 1843. Hamlet. 121 HAMLET. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 99. " THE spirit I have seen May be a devil ; anu the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape, yea,...potent with such spirits,) Abuses me, to damn me." Thus the hope that the ghost's tale may be false, and the fear that it may be true, unite to send him...
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The American Whig Review, Volumes 7-8

1848
...forever mine ! 1843. HAMLET, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 99. "Tire spirit I have seen •i iy be a devil ; aua the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape, yea,...melancholy, ( As he is very potent with such spirits,) Abase* me, to damn me." Thus the hope that the ghost's tale may tx? false, and the fear that it may...
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Notes and Lectures Upon Shakespeare and Some of the Old Poets and Dramatists ...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1849 - 372 pages
...Shakspeare's own attestation to the truth of the idea of Hamlet which I have before put forth. Ib. The spirit that I have seen, May be a devil : and...very potent with such spirits) Abuses me to damn me. See Sir Thomas Brown : I believe that those apparitions and ghosts of departed persons are not the...
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Sketches from Life, Volume 3

Laman Blanchard - 1849
...wanting to the wonderful truth of the poet's conception than to make the victim confess his own weakness. The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the...assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and perhaps Out of my wedkneis and my melancholy, Asheix very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. For Burton...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet, and ...

William Shakespeare - 1851
...my father, Before mine uncle-; I'll observe his looks ; I'll tent him to the quick; if he do blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen, May...damn me. I'll have grounds More relative than this. The play's the thing, Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. [Exit. ACT III. SCENE I. A Room...
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