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" He's here in double trust; First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. "
The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ... - Page 130
by William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 2003 - 54 pages
...that. For a start, if I kill my King, What's to stop someone Killing me when I'm king? He's herein double trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subject,...murderer shut the door, Not bear the Knife myself. On top of all that Duncan's my relative as well as my King. And as my guest, it's my job to look after...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 57, Macbeth and Its Afterlife: An Annual Survey ...

Peter Holland - Drama - 2004 - 356 pages
...Macbeth s agonized contemplation of regicide insists on obligations which go beyond the political: He's here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman...virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking off (1.7. 12-20) Being a subject is part of being a kinsman and those...
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Re-visions of Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Robert Ornstein

Robert Ornstein, Evelyn Gajowski - Drama - 2004 - 298 pages
...return To plague the inventor, this even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips. He's here in double trust; First,...Not bear the knife myself. Besides, this Duncan Hath born his faculties so meek; hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 127 pages
...trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, 15 Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not...great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet.tongu'd against 20 The deep damnation of his taking.off. And pity, like a naked newborn babe...
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Time and Uncertainty

Paul Andre Harris, Michael Crawford - Philosophy - 2004 - 261 pages
...and forebodings, as his words repeatedly emphasize about his unnatural behavior. . . . He's [Duncan] here in double trust; First, as I am his kinsman and...murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. Beside this Duncan Hath born his faculties so meek, So clear in his great office, that his virtues...
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The Films of Orson Welles

Robert Garis - Performing Arts - 2004 - 184 pages
...return To plague th' inventor; this even-handed justice Commends th' ingredience of our poison'd chalice To our own lips. He's here in double trust: First,...the deed; then, as his host, Who should against his murtherer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so...
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Shakespeare in China

Murray J. Levith - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 156 pages
...house' (Macbeth: I, vi, 14—18). Macbeth himself reasons the irrationality of the proposed regicide: 'He's here in double trust:/ First, as I am his kinsman...the deed; then, as his host,/ Who should against his murtherer shut the door,/ Not bear the knife myself (I, vii, 12-16). Macbeth turns out to be a most...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...To plague th'inventor: this even-handed justice 10 Commends th'ingredience of our poisoned chalice To our own lips. He's here in double trust: First,...virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking-off 20 And pity, like a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...defiance of God. All of the natural forces which militate against the deed are evoked by Macbeth himself: He's here in double trust; First, as I am his kinsman...Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been 1 G. Wilson Knight, The Imperial Theme , pp. 125-55; LC Knights, 'How Many Children Had Lady Macbeth?"...
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Focus on Macbeth

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...to bear on the courage and imagination of 'brave Macbeth'. He has to contemplate what he is about: He's here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman...murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. (I.vii.12-16) It is more than a 'double trust' - Duncan is his kinsman, his King, his guest in his...
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