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" Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever he sleeps well; Treason has done his •worst: nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further. "
The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, with notes original and selected ... - Page 248
by William Shakespeare - 1843
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...to gain our peace, have sent to peace, Than on the torture of the mind to lie In restless ecstasy. Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever...domestic, foreign levy, nothing. Can touch him further. (Ill, ii, 19-25) When Duncan was alive, Macbeth envied his power. Now that Duncan is dead, Macbeth...
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Lincoln-lore: Lincoln in the Popular Mind

Ray Broadus Browne - History - 1996 - 344 pages
...Shakespeare applied to our national bereavement Abraham Lincoln Born July 12, 1809— Died April 15, 1865 After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well: Treason...domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further. Our Honored President, all agree, Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...who seems best to understand, and most to sympathize with, the old king should have the last word: Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever...domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further! (3.2.22-26) CHAPTER 6 Text Against Performance: The Example of 'Macbeth' Rene Girard once observed...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...1943). 1 1 How do they know? Remark on hearing the announcement that Calvin Coolidge had died (1933). 12 After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason...domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, (1564-1616) British dramatist, poet. Macbeth, in Macbeth, act3, sc. 2, 1. 25-8(1623)....
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Shakespearean Power and Punishment: A Volume of Essays

Gillian Murray Kendall - Drama - 1998 - 219 pages
...gash / Is added to her wounds" (3.3.40-41). Duncan, meanwhile, is beyond the reach of Macbeth's sword: Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever...domestic, foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further. (3. 2.. 22-26) There is, I think, a touch of envy in this speech. Macbeth's life is a "fitful fever",...
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The Legacy of the Civil War

Robert Penn Warren - History - 1998 - 109 pages
...peculiar — not words about the ambitious and murderous Macbeth, but words about the good dead victim: Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever...domestic, foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further. What comes over to us in this strange moment is no easy applicability, schematically perfect, to the...
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Lincoln the President: Last Full Measure

J. G. Randall, Richard Nelson Current - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 421 pages
...moved, and moving, with the verses in "Macbeth" in which Macbeth speaks of Duncan's assassination: Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever...Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further.9 With Lincoln, the play was the thing, not the acting, and in the play it was the thought...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 2001 - 297 pages
...two Murderers appear in the corner under the tower. They crouch there, waiting, listening.) MACBETH Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever...foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further. LADY MACBETH (meaningfully) Thou know'st that Banquo, and his Fleance, lives." SECOND MURDERER (in a hoarse...
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The Lincoln Affair

Michael Gerhardt - Fiction - 2003 - 401 pages
...time. He nodded, thinking how appropriate the passage was, and launched into the lines with feeling. "Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever...domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further. " The Marquis seemed entranced by the passage, and Mathews thought it a fitting comment on the days...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Kings and rulers in literature - 2003 - 137 pages
...gain our peace, have sent to peace, 20 Than on the torture of the mind to lie In restless ecstasy. Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever...nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing 25 Can touch him further. LADY MACBETH Come on; Gentle my lord, sleek o'er your rugged looks, Be bright...
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