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" Tis now the very witching time of night ; When churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world : Now could I drink hot blood, And do such business as the bitter day Would quake to look on. "
The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copies ... - Page 339
by William Shakespeare - 1823
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 283 pages
...he stirs himself up with an oldstyle invocation of dark powers — then dismisses their prompting, 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft, now to my mother. O heart, lose not thy nature....
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...will say so [Exit. Ham. "By and by" is easily said. Leave me, friends. [Exeunt all but Hamlet.] 405 Tis now the very witching time of night When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood. And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft! now to my mother. 0 heart, lose not thy nature!...
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The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories

Christopher Booker - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 728 pages
...given his stepfather, he is now summoning up all his resolve to commit the ultimate act of darkness: 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on.' What tragic hero in Shakespeare gives more explicit...
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Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Gail Kern Paster - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 288 pages
...correspondence, new in him but familiar to us in the actions of Pyrrhus, between night and his own state of mind: "Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such [bitter business as the] day Would quake to look on. (388-92) Midnight as represented here is both...
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Shakespeare: Hamlet

Paul A. Cantor - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 101 pages
...hot blood And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Soft. now to my mother. () heart. lose not thy nature! let not ever The soul...cruel. not unnatural: I will speak daggers to her. but use none. My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites — How in my words somever she be shent. To...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...Rosencrantz and Guildenstem depart HAMLET 'By and by' is easily said. Leave me, friends. [the rest go 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world: now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on: soft, now to my mother — 380 0 heart, lose not...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 207 pages
...avenger. He appears to be working himself up to a state of excitement in which he can kill the King: "Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world. Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. (III.ii.378ff.) Then he remembers that he has to...
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Stutter

Marc Shell, Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English and American Literature and Languageirving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature Marc Shell - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 341 pages
...esp. pp. 107, 122. 2. Hamlet would not be Nero, who committed incest with his mother and killed her: "Soft, now to my mother. / O heart, lose not thy nature;...this firm bosom. / Let me be cruel, not unnatural" (Shakespeare, Hamlet, 3.3.377-380). See Shell, Children of the Earth, pp. 110112. 3. Shakespeare, Hamlet,...
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The Best-loved Plays of Shakespeare

Jennifer Mulherin, William Shakespeare, Abigail Frost - English literature - 2004 - 160 pages
...convinced that Claudius murdered his father and he is determined on revenge. Hamlet's thoughts on revenge 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...this world: now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. Act iii Scii A chance to kill the King The King...
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Scena e parola in Shakespeare, Volume 24

Masolino D'Amico - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 250 pages
...dolori... Cos per Amleto dopo la rappresentazione alla quale il patrigno si tradito : HAMLET Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards...to this world: now could I drink hot blood, And do sudi bitter business as the day Would quake to look on: (III, n, 391-95). AMLETO Ora nella notte...
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