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" The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools. "
The Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed - Page 265
by William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 pages
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 57, Macbeth and Its Afterlife: An Annual Survey ...

Peter Holland - Drama - 2004 - 380 pages
...the ghost of Banquo - that he is caught off guard, unsuspecting, uncertain, iiiiknowing: The time has been That, when the brains were out, the man would...stools. This is more strange Than such a murder is. (3.4.77-82) But even here he attempts to bring matters under the control of his knowing and those of...
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Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe: Isinka, the artistic purpose ...

Ernest Emenyo̲nu, Iniobong I. Uko - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 488 pages
...in, iv, 77 ff where, in his distress over the appearance of Banquo's ghost Macbeth says: The time has been that when the brains were out the man would die,...murders on their crowns and push us from our stools. In both Shakespeare and Achebe resurrection is not treated in terms of orthodoxy, that is, the resurrection...
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Shakespeare, Spenser and the Contours of Britain: Reshaping the Atlantic ...

Joan Fitzpatrick - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 198 pages
...enough then the natural and supernatural world will not conspire against its concealment: The time has been That, when the brains were out, the man would...murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools. (Macbeth 3.4.77-81) Later Macbeth will curse the witches: "Infected be the air whereon they ride, /...
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Edgar; Or, the Phantom of the Castle

Richard Sicklemore - Fiction - 2005 - 140 pages
...head and departed. Blood hath been shed ere now i'the olden time, Ere human statute purg'd the gen'ral weal; Ay, and since too, murders have been perform'd...stools. This is more strange Than such a murder is. SHAKESPEARE. SEVERAL weeks elapsed, during which time every possible research was made to discover...
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 216 pages
...itself, Macbeth protests against it because it is unnatural, contrary to the law of order. The time has been, That, when the brains were out, the man would...stools: this is more strange Than such a murder is. (Ill, iv, 78-83) "Strange" means "unnatural".) Having committed unnatural deeds in order to gain and...
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X-Kit Literature Series: FET Macbeth

2005 - 68 pages
...weal: Ay, and since too, murders have been performed To terrible for the ear. The time has been, 80 That, when the brains were out, the man would die,...stools ... This is more strange Than such a murder is. People have committed bloody murders from the earliest times, before civilised laws (humane statute)...
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Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth, Volume 1

Peggy O'Brien - Drama - 2006 - 294 pages
...painting of your fear. This is the air-drawn dagger which you said Led you to Duncan. 2. The time has been That, when the brains were out, the man would...murders on their crowns And push us from our stools. 3. Thou hast it now — King, Cawdor, Glamis, all As the Weird Women promised, and I fear Thou played'st...
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