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" Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal, and unsure To all that fortune, death and danger dare, Even for an egg-shell. "
The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page 202
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson - Performing Arts - 1996 - 208 pages
...in frame as we continue to move away, the ARMY behind him still marching past. HAMLET (continuing) Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...eggshell. Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honour's at the stake. How stand I then, That...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...delicate and tender prince. Whose spirit with divine ambition puff'd Makes mouths at the invisible event. Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death, and danger dare. Even for an egg-shell. (IV. iv, 47-53) "A delicate and tender prince." By all accounts young Fortinbras is a killer of the...
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The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare's Tragedies

Jonathan Baldo - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 213 pages
...and tender prince, Whose spirit, with divine ambition puff'd, Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death, and danger dare, Even for an eggshell. (4.4.46-53) "The invisible event" refers to the future event, invisible because not yet realized. Fortinbrass...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - Drama - 1996 - 286 pages
...way to attack Poland. Hamlet ponders his own inaction in the light of Norway's willingness to expose "what is mortal and unsure to all that fortune, death, and danger dare, even for an eggshell" such as Poland (4.4.51-53). Hamlet concludes that his own "dull revenge" contrasts poorly with Fortinbras's...
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Gender and Literacy on Stage in Early Modern England

Eve Rachele Sanders - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 260 pages
...and tender prince, Whose spirit, with divine ambition puff 'd, Makes mouths at the invisible event. Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death, and danger dare, Even for an eggshell. (4.4.46-53) Hamlet emphasizes that the examples confronting him do not require extraordinary interpretive...
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Shakespeare and the Literary Tradition

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 344 pages
...and tender prince, Whose spirit, with divine ambition puffed, Makes mouths at the invisible event. Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...eggshell. Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honor's at the stake. How stand I then, That...
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Semiotics of Language, Literature, and Culture

Vennelaṇṭi Prakāśam - Culture - 1999 - 168 pages
...delicate and tender prince, Whose spirit with divine ambition puffed Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...egg-shell. Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honor's at the stake. How stand I then, That...
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Dwelling Poetically: Educational Challenges in Heidegger's Thinking on Poetry

Ḥayim Gordon - Education - 2000 - 121 pages
...delicate and tender prince; Whose spirit, with divine ambition puffd Makes mouths at the invisible event; Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...egg-shelL Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honor's at the stake. How stand 1, then, That...
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Bloody Constraint: War and Chivalry in Shakespeare

Theodor Meron - Drama - 1998 - 256 pages
...delicate and tender prince, Whose spirit with divine ambition puffed Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune,...eggshell. Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honour's at the stake. How stand I, then, That...
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Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R.A. Foakes

R. A. Foakes - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 pages
...debate the question of this straw" (4.4.26-27). In the soliloquy that follows he sees Fortinbras as Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death, and danger dare, Even for an eggshell. (4.4.52-54) This means that the Fortinbras of the Second Quarto is subjected to a critical scrutiny...
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