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" The spirit that I have seen May be the devil : and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, — As he is very potent with such spirits, — Abuses me to damn me: I'll have grounds More relative... "
The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers - Page 150
by British essayists - 1802
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Select British Classics, Volume 32

1803
...promontory," etc. And, indeed, he expressly delineates his own character as of the kind above mentioned, when, hesitating on the evidence of his uncle's villany,...seen " May be the devil, and the devil hath power " T'assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and perhaps. *, Out of my weakness and my melancholy, " Abuses me...
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The Works of Henry Mackenzie, Volume 4

Henry Mackenzie - 1808
...earth, seems to me a sterile promontory," &c. And, indeed, he expressly delineates his own character as of the kind above-mentioned, when, hesitating on the evidence of his uncle's villainy, he says, " The spirit that I have seen May be the Devil, and the Devil hath power T' assume...
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Essays on Shakespeare's Dramatic Characters: With an Illustration of ...

William Richardson - 1812 - 448 pages
...mine uncle. I'll observe his looks ; I'll tent him to the quick ; if he do blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen, May be the devil ; and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and, perhaps, Out of my weakness, and my melancholy, (As he is very...
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Shakespeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - 1817
...with admirable self-consciousness, the vacillation of his will, and the tendency of his temper : — " The spirit that I have seen May be the Devil, and the Devil hath power T5 assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and perhaps, Out of my weakness and my melancholy, — Abuses me...
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The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and ..., Part 1

William Jerdan, William Ring Workman, Frederick Arnold, John Morley, Charles Wycliffe Goodwin - 1817
...further evidence. He even doubts whether his father's ghost might not have been an evil illusion. " The spirit that I have seen May be the devil, and the devil halt) power T' assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, Out of my weakness and my melancholy, (As...
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Hamlet, and As You Like it: A Specimen of a New Edition of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1819 - 466 pages
...mine uncle: I'll observe his looks; I'll tent him to the quick; if he but blench,0 I know my course. The spirit, that I have seen, May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and, perhaps, Out of my weakness, and my melancholy, (As he is very...
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Memorials of Shakspeare: Or, Sketches of His Character and Genius

Nathan Drake - 1828 - 494 pages
...earth, seems to me a sterile promontory,' &c. And, indeed, he expressly delineates his own character as of the kind above-mentioned, when, hesitating on the evidence of his uncle's. villainy, he says, The spirit that I have seen May be the devil, and the devil hath power T' assume...
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Knight's Cabinet edition of the works of William Shakspere, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1843
...uncle : I 'll observe his looks ; I 'll tent him to the quick ; if he but blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil : and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and, perhaps, Out of my weakness, and my melancholy, (As he is very...
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The Unseen World: Communications with It, Real Or Imaginary, Including ...

John Mason Neale - 1847 - 216 pages
...even if I had been persuaded of the truth of the narrator. I should have thought, as Hamlet did, " The spirit that I have seen May be the devil : and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape, yea ; and perhaps, Out of my weakness and my melancholy, (As he is very...
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The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1851
...unele : I 1l observe his looks ; I 'll tent him to the quiek ; if he but bleneh, I know my eourse. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil : and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and, perhaps, Out of my weakness, and my melaneholy, (As he is very...
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