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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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The Elizabethan Hamlet

Arthur McGee - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 214 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, death and danger dare, Even for an egg-shell. (4.4.48-53) 'Delicate and tender' was the title given to Babylon in the Genevan version of the Bible,58...
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The Vulcan Academy Murders

Jean Lorrah - Life on other planets - 1987 - 280 pages
...supplied. "Shakespeare understood the warrior mentality. 'Witness this army, of such mass and charge,/ Exposing what is mortal and unsure/ To all that fortune, death, and danger dare,/ Even for an eggshell.' " He paused, then added, "Or as a Klingon poet might put it, Captain, any excuse for a fight." "Cynicism,...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Transactions

Michael Mooney - Drama - 1990 - 226 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. (46-53) As the trailing clause reveals, Hamlet feels admiration and scorn for Fortinbras, a man of...
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The Masks of Hamlet

Marvin Rosenberg - Drama - 1992 - 971 pages
...invisible event — Unlike Hamlet, who thinks too precisely on the unknown future, Fortinbras exposes what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death and danger dare, Even for an eggshell. Does Hamlet apprehend in himself the old fear of death, of what waits beyond the grave, that inhibits...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 138 pages
...profit but the name.' The more Hamlet says how noble it is to 'find quarrel in a straw' and to expose what is mortal and unsure 'To all that fortune, death and danger dare, / Even for an eggshell', the more his own phrasing ('quarrel in a straw', 'Even for an egg-shelf) enables us to hear an undercurrent...
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Contemplation and Action, 1902-14

Bertrand Russell - Philosophy - 1993 - 612 pages
...and tender prince, 10 Whose spirit with divine ambition puff d 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 honour's at the stake. How stand I then, That...
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Working with Shakespeare

Howard Mills - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 247 pages
...and tender prince, Whose spirit with divine ambition puffed 4(1 Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death, and danger dare, Even for an eggshel1. Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument , 45 But greatly to find quarrel...
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Crítica, Volume 1, Part 3

Eugenio María de Hostos - Arts - 1994 - 539 pages
...delicate and tender prince; Whose spirit, with divine ambition puft, 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 honour's at the stake. How stand I, then, That...
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Talking Back to Shakespeare

Martha Tuck Rozett - Drama - 1994 - 215 pages
...unlikely to pause over the nuances of Hamlet's characterization of Fortinbras as one who "expose[s] what is mortal and unsure / to all that fortune, death and danger dare, / Even for an eggshell" (4.4.53-54). Where a sophisticated reader familiar with Elizabethan rhetoric might recognize the mock-heroic...
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Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot - Drama - 1995 - 197 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. 1v, iv, 46-53 In a seemingly half-conscious attempt to debunk what he otherwise admires, Hamlet finds...
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