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" I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul; freeze thy young blood; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres... "
The Beauties of Shakespear: Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a ... - Page 217
by William Shakespeare - 1780
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Culture and Identity: Critical Theories

Ross Abbinnett - Social Science - 2003 - 230 pages
...thy father's spirit / Doomed for a certain term to walk the night / And for the day confined to fast in fires / Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature / Are burnt and purged away' (Hamlet, 1.5). The return of the ghost to Elsinore therefore, is a demand which is made...
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Theatre and Religion: Lancastrian Shakespeare

Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English Richard Dutton, Richard Dutton, Alison Gail Findlay, Richard Wilson - History - 2003 - 267 pages
...pre-Reformation purgatory: Doomed for a certain term to walk the night And for the day confined to fast in fires Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burned and purged away. (1.5.10-13) The Ghost, then, gives a very Catholic version of the next life,...
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Great Oxford: Essays on the Life and Work of Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of ...

Richard Malim - Aristocracy (Social class) - 2004 - 362 pages
...before his murder. He was Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confin'd to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purg'd away. I, v, 10-13 Darnley habitually went around in full armour, because apparently he thought he looked...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...ghost tells his son, Doomed for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confined to fast in fires Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house I could a tale unfold whose...
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Das Motiv des Fegefeuers bei Samuel Beckett

Stefanie Kraemer - Purgatory in literature - 2004 - 204 pages
...Seuil, 1997), 72-80. doomed for a certain term to walk the night, and for the day confined to fast in fires, till the foul crimes done in my days of nature are burnt and purged away.6 Unmittelbar im Anschluß an diese Szene findet sich der Verweis auf das 'St. Patrick's...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 207 pages
...sent to his account, Unhous'led, disappointed, unanel'd, and confesses that he is confin'd to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purg'd away. She is on stronger ground in her interpretation of the cellarage scene, in which the Ghost speaks from...
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Mysteries of Magic

C. J. S. Thompson - Fiction - 2005 - 364 pages
...thy father's spirit ; Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confin'd to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes, done in my days of nature, Are burnt and purg'd away," This embodies an early tradition, that certain spirits were kept in purgatory during the day and allowed...
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Renaissance Go-betweens: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Andreas Höfele, Werner von Koppenfels - History - 2005 - 289 pages
...thy father's spirit, Doomed for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confined to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away. But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house I could a tale unfold [...]...
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Wirnt Von Gravenberg's Wigalois: Intertextuality and Interpretation

Director of the Social Policy Group Neil Thomas, Neil Thomas - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 167 pages
...describe himself as 'doomed for a certain time to walk the night,/ And for the day confined to fast in fires/ Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature/ are burnt and purged away' (Hamlet, Act 1, scene 5, lines 9-13), but these words do not imply that the honoured father...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...thy father's spirit, Doomed for a certain term to walk the night, And for the day confined to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away: but that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house, I could a tale unfold whose...
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