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" The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty ! make thick my blood ; Stop up... "
Chambers's Edinburgh Journal - Page 134
1844
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - 2002 - 283 pages
...Duncan is at her door and she reels with the shock of his pat arrival and observes grimly to herself, "The raven himself is hoarse/ That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan" — a line which recalls with only the faintest irony Hamlet's demand for the commencement of "The...
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Quotation Marks

Marjorie B. Garber - 2003 - 306 pages
...attested to in literary terms by another famous speaker — one well known to Congressman Henry Hyde :"The raven himself is hoarse, /That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan / Under our battlements."'') "Nevermore" migrates from stanza to stanza, sometimes marked as something the raven "quoth" and sometimes...
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Shakespeare Plays the Classroom

Stuart E. Omans, Maurice J. O'Sullivan - 2003 - 272 pages
...Than would make up his message. Lady Macbeth: Give him tending; He brings great news. (Exit Servant) The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the...
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Nelson Thornes Shakespeare - Macbeth

William Shakespeare, Dinah Jurksaitis - 2003 - 152 pages
...Than would make up his message. LADY MACBETH Give him tending; He brings great news. [Exit MESSENGER The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, 40 And fill me, from...
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Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women's Autobiography

Lynn C. Miller, Jacqueline Taylor, M. Heather Carver - 2003 - 322 pages
...rage toward her body and the disease which is ravaging it — alluding to the mastectomy at the end.) "The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, (Clutching her breast.)...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 896 pages
...more Than would make up his message. LADY M. Give him tending, He brings great news, [attendant goes] The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, 40 And fill me, from...
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Focus on Macbeth

John Russell Brown - 2005 - 272 pages
...which, immediately, Lady Macbeth takes more violent energy still. She starts on a fling of bombast: The raven himself is hoarse, That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. (lines 35-7) It's a tearing boast, and flung out this way it gives her pent-up force...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...full o'th' milk of human kindness, To catch the nearest way. Macbeth act 1, sc. 5, 1. 14 (1606) 334 Shapiro my battlements. Macbeth act 1, sc. 5, 1. 37 (1606) 335 Unsex me here, And fill me, from the crown to...
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth: A Sourcebook

Alexander Leggatt - 2006 - 197 pages
...reconceives the play's elaborate bird imagery, which is inaugurated by Lady Macbeth's murderous allusion, "The raven himself is hoarse / That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan / Under my battlements" [1.5.37-9]. Dialogue references, sound effects, and filmic images are combined to form...
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The Quotable Bitch: Women Who Tell It Like It Really Is

...controllable. Preston Lennox: More docile and controllable, eh? You guys don't get out much. — Species (1997) Lady Macbeth: The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the...
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