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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: I'll have... "
Hamlet, and As You Like it: A Specimen of a New Edition of Shakespeare - Page 64
by William Shakespeare - 1819 - 466 pages
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...2.2-3.1 Hamlet 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 be the devil, and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape - yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent...
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Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership and Management

John O. Whitney, Tina Packer - Business & Economics - 2002 - 320 pages
...ghost into question: . . . The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T" assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, Out of...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. HAMLET (2.2, 600-605) The revenge strategy that was so clear earlier is now in doubt. Could Hamlet...
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"A Certain Text": Close Readings and Textual Studies on Shakespeare and ...

Thomas Clayton - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 205 pages
...have seen May be a dev'l, and the dev'l hath power T assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, 600 Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very...me to damn me. I'll have grounds More relative than this—the play's the thing 604 Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King. Exit. The first things...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 320 pages
...blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. l'll have grounds More relative than this. The play's the thing Wherein I' 1l catch the conscience...
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Truth that Matters

Keavin Hayden - Bible - 2002 - 114 pages
...devil is most devilish when he is disguised and undetected. Even William Shakespeare acknowledged: "Me spirit that I have seen may be the devil; and the devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape" (Hamlet, Act II scene 2). Satan's strategy is quite simple. If those who believe the devil exists can...
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Exorcism and Its Texts: Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature of England ...

Hilaire Kallendorf - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 327 pages
...Hamlet speaks the lines: ... The spirit that I have seen May be a [dev'l], and the [dev'l] hath power T' assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, Out of...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me ...l88 The theme of performativity or role playing as employed in Hamlet has been emphasized by many...
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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 134 pages
...as Hamlet says, . . . The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me: 111 have grounds More relative than this. The play's the thing Wherein 111 catch the conscience of...
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Mystics: Presence and Aporia

Michael Kessler, Christian Sheppard - Religion - 2003 - 254 pages
...shared with their time. They grappled with the dilemma whose shadow even haunted Hamlet about the Ghost: "The spirit that I have seen may be the devil; and the devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape." Nonetheless, the certainty Luther and Teresa sought, and so insistently proclaimed, continued to be...
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Religion and Superstition in Reformation Europe

Helen Parish, William G. Naphy - History - 2002 - 239 pages
...reflected in contemporary theories of suicide, as well as in Hamlet's poignant concern that the devil 'out of my weakness and my melancholy - as he is very potent with such spirits - abuses me to damn me'.67 The locus dassicus of early modern treatments of melancholia, Robert Burton's The Anatomy of...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...father Before mine uncle. I'll observe his looks; 625 I'll tent him to the quick. If he but blench, I know my course. 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 my weakness and my melancholy, 630 As he is very...
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