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" The Prince of Cumberland! that is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires: The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 211
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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English Composition and Rhetoric: A Manual

Alexander Bain - English language - 1867 - 343 pages
...for he is good to us," is not inharmonious ; every second word is unaccented. So in Macbeth :— " Stars, hide your fires, Let not light see my black...be, Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see." In ordinary cases, melody arises through the alternation of long and short words. A succession of long...
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The Living Age, Volume 93

1867
...the first of three similar adjurations, of various expression, but almost equal poetic beauty : — " Stars, hide your fires ! Let not light see my black...hand, yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is dono, to see ! " In the very next scene, we have the invocation to darkness with which Lady Macbeth...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 16

1867
...expression, but almost equal poetic beauty : — " Stars, hide your fires ! Let not light see my Mack and deep desires ! The eye wink at the hand, yet let...that be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see ! " In the very next scene, we have tho invocation to darkness with which Lady Macbeth closes her terrible...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: From the Text of the Rev ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1868
...Macb. [aside] The Prince of Cumberland! that is a step, On which 1 must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars , hide your fires ; Let...commendations I am fed, — It is a banquet to me. Let's after him, Whose care is gone before to bid us welcome: It in a peerless kinsman. [Flourish....
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Shakspeare's tragedy of Macbeth, with explanatory notes, adapted for ...

William Shakespeare - 1869
...step On which I must fall down, or else o'er-leap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires 1 Let not light see my black and deep desires: The eye...: he is full so valiant; And in his commendations 3 I am fed,— 1 The Prince of Cumberland] Holinshed says that Duncan made the elder of his sons '...
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English Style; or, a course of instruction for the attainment of a good ...

George Frederick Graham - English language - 1869 - 358 pages
...passage from Shakspere's ' Macbeth ' : — ' That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires, Let...be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.' In this passage, out of fifty-two words, we have but two dissyllables — 'o'erleap,' a compound Saxon...
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English style

George Frederick Graham - English language - 1869
...passage from Shakspere's ' Macbeth ' : — ' That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires, Let...be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.' In this passage, out of fifty-two words, we have but two dissyllables — ' o'erleap,' a compound Saxon...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 1869 - 180 pages
...step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; 50 Let not light see my black and deep desires: The eye...Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see. [Exit. Duncan. True, worthy Banquo ; he is full so valiant, And in his commendations I am fed; It is a banquet...
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Charles Kemble's Shakspere readings, a selection of the plays as ..., Volume 3

Charles Kemble, Richard James Lane - 1870
...the rest. The prince of Cumberland!—That is a step, On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap; For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires! Let...Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see. [Exit. Inverness. A Room in Macbeth's Castle. Enter Lady MACBETH, reading a Letter. Lady Macbeth. TEYmet me...
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Macbeth and the Players

Dennis Bartholomeusz - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 332 pages
...Step, On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap; For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires 1 Let not light see my black and deep desires ; The...that be, Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.1 Following Rowe2 and Theobald,3 Garrick introduced the mark of exclamation and the ominous pause...
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