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" Ecstasy! My pulse, as yours, doth temperately keep time, And makes as healthful music. It is not madness That I have utter'd : bring me to the test, And I the matter will re-word, which madness Would gambol from. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and Illustrations ... - Page 191
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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Shakespearean Tragedy and Gender

Shirley Nelson Garner, Madelon Sprengnether - Drama - 1996 - 326 pages
...feminine; and the ulcer image directly parallels the terms in which Hamlet will address his guilty mother: "Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, / That...speaks; / It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, / Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, / Infects unseen" (3.4.145-49). Women, in fact, were especially...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...gambol from. Mother, Don't even think of looking for a way out effacing your guilt. HAMLET (continuing) for love of grace Lay not that flattering unction...soul That not your trespass but my madness speaks. Who are you trying to kid? HAMLET (continuing) It will but skin and film the ulcerous place Whilst...
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Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories

Jean E Howard, PH D, Jean Elizabeth Howard, Phyllis Rackin, Professor Department of English Phyllis Rackin, T. L. J. HOWARD - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...64-112); and the ulcer image directly parallels the terms in which Hamlet will address his guilty mother: "Lay not that flattering unction to your soul,/ That...madness speaks; /It will but skin and film the ulcerous place,/Whiles rank corruption, mining all within,/ Infects unseen" (Ill.iv. 145-9). Women, in fact,...
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John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor

Michael A. Morrison - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 418 pages
...utter'd." He launches himself at his mother, still kneeling, and pommels the floor with his knees:278 "Mother, for love of grace,/ Lay not that flattering unction to your soul,/ That not your /respass but my madness speaks." The Queen, sobbing, tells him: "O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart...
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W. B. Yeats: The Critical Heritage

Alexander Norman Jeffares - Reference - 1997 - 483 pages
...three-volume edition of the mystical poet made their attitude clear by the defiant quotation from Hamlet: 'Bring me to the test, and I the matter will reword, which madness would gambol from.' In the 'Ideas of Good and Evil' Mr. Yeats did not attempt to rebuild the ruined house of Blake's mythology,...
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Extensions: Essays in English Studies from Shakespeare to the Spice Girls

Sue Hosking, Dianne Schwerdt - English literature - 1999 - 220 pages
...angel come to 'scourge and minister' (III, iv, 175) to a world made fallen by the 'trespass' of woman: Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, That...speaks; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen . . . (III,iv, 145-1 49) The 'unweeded garden'...
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Tragic Instance: The Sequence of Shakespeare's Tragedies

Ralph Berry - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 228 pages
...Hamlet."5 But Hamlet is perfectly capable of distancing himself from his madness, when it suits him. "Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, / That not your trespass but my madness speaks" he tells Gertrude (3.4.152-53). To Laertes, before the court, he proclaims This presence knows And...
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Scare Quotes from Shakespeare: Marx, Keynes, and the Language of Reenchantment

Martin Harries - Philosophy - 2000 - 209 pages
..."ecstasy" or madness. Hamlet responds by asserting that he is not mad, and then, typically, offers a wager: Bring me to the test, And [I] the matter will reword,...speaks; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen. (III. ^.142-49) Hamlet reads Gertrude's...
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Shakespeare's Brain: Reading with Cognitive Theory

Mary Thomas Crane - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 288 pages
...focusing on her "soul," Hamlet nevertheless describes it using images of bodily disease and corruption: Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, That...speaks; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen. (3.4.145-49) Hamlet seems here to echo the...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...cunning in. Hamlet Ecstasy! My pulse, as yours, doth temperately keep time, And makes as healthful music: it is not madness That I have utter'd; bring me to...gambol from . Mother, for love of grace, Lay not that mattering unction to your soul, That not your trespass, but my madness speaks: It will but skin and...
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