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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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The Nature of the Bible, Considered in Relation to Modern Scepticism

Charles Wills - 1865 - 114 pages
...something more satisfactory than the testimony of the ghost ere proceeding to action (act ii. scene 2) : " The spirit that I have seen May be the devil : and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape." . In Abraham's case, there was no room for doubt. He knew that what he...
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Shakspeare's tragedy of Hamlet, with notes, extr. from the old 'Historie of ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...mine uncle : I '11 observe his looks; I '11 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 Congregational Review, Volume 6

1866
...fears, on the other hand, lest he may he mocked by a lying spirit, he discloses in this passage : " 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 Spiritual Magazine, Volume 1

1866
...altogether the reverse ; indeed, words could not much more strongly express a faith in that world : — 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...
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The Stratford Shakspere: Romeo & Juliet. Timon of Athens. Hamlet. King Lear ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...mine uncle: I '11 observe his looks; 1 '11 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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Quotations from Shakespeare, a collection of passages selected and arranged ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...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 potent...
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The Handy-volume Shakspeare [ed. by Q.D.].

William Shakespeare - 1867
...mine 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 Southern Review, Volume 7

Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Sophia M'Ilvaine Bledsoe Herrick - 1870
...mine uncle : I'll observe his looks ; I'll tent huu 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 potent...
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The Pictorial edition of the works of Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight. [8 vols ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...uncle : I '11 observe his looks ; I '11 tent him to the quick ; if he but blench, I know my course. is, to prepare him up Against to-morrow: To assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and, perhaps, Out of my weakness, and my melancholy, (Аз he is...
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Hamlet. 1877

William Shakespeare - 1877
...CLARENDON: See Rick. II: I, i, 104. 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 575 To assume a pleasing shape ; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very...
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