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" That rents the thorns, and is rent with the thorns ; Seeking a way, and straying from the way ; Not knowing how to find the open air, But toiling desperately to find it out, — Torment myself to catch the English crown. And from that torment I will free... "
King Henry VI, part 3 ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII ; Troilus and ... - Page 62
by William Shakespeare, Alexander Chalmers - 1811
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Bloody Constraint: War and Chivalry in Shakespeare

Theodor Meron - Law - 1998 - 256 pages
...torment I will free myself, Or hew my way out with a bloody axe. Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry "Content!" to that which grieves...I'll play the orator as well as Nestor, Deceive more slyly than Ulysses could, And, like a Sinon, take another Troy. I can add colours to the chameleon,...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...English crown : And from that torment I will free myself. Or hew my way out with a bloody axe . . . I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; I'll...Ulysses could. And, like a Sinon, take another Troy. (iIi.‹) Richard III, also based on Holinshed's Chronicles, followed Henry VI in 1592 or 1593; and...
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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - Business & Economics - 2001 - 313 pages
...be useful in negotiation, sales of a shaky nature, or politics? Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry "Content!" to that which grieves...artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. Gloucester (later Richard III), Henry VI, Part 3. 3, 2 Sometimes fibbing a bit is actually a wise course...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...destruction he commits, as well as his skill in deceiving others: Why, I can smile, and murther whiles I smile And cry "Content" to that which grieves my...artificial tears And frame my face to all occasions. (HI, ii, 182-185) In a play where everyone else seeks power out of a sense of justice or moral imperative,...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Fiction - 2002 - 375 pages
...gets close to perfection: "Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, / And cry 'content!' to what which grieves my heart, / And wet my cheeks with artificial...basilisk; / I'll play the orator as well as Nestor. ... I can add colors to the chameleon, / Change shapes with Proteus for advantages, / And set the murderous...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...torment I will free myself, Or hew my way out with a bloody axe. Why, I can smile, and murder whiles an effect of fire, and fire will burn; ergo, light wenches will burn. Come not near her. slny more gazers than the basilisk; I'll play the orator as well as Nestor; Deceive more slily than...
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The Waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640

William James Bouwsma - History - 2002 - 304 pages
...describes himself, ignoring the anguish felt by Queen Elizabeth: Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry "Content" to that which grieves my...artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. . . . I can add colors to the Chameleon, Change shapes with Proteus for advantages, And set the murderous...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...your lion living, and we ought to look to it. Bottom— MND III.i Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my...artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. Gloucester — 3 Henry VI III.ii Tut, I can counterfeit the deep tragedian; Speak and look back, and...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare criticism

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2003 - 3 pages
...he lists his various accomplishments with increasing confidence: Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry 'Content!' to that which grieves...artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions I can add colours to the chameleon, Change shapes with Proteus for advantages, And set the murderous...
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Aldous Huxley - Prštexte und Kontexte

Lothar Fietz - 2005 - 238 pages
...other things in a more effective way than the deceitful chameleon: Why, 1 can smile, and murder whiles I smile, And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my...to all occasions. I'll drown more sailors than the mermaids shall; I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk; I'll play the orator as well as Nestor, Deceive...
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