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" Cure her of that: Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd ; Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow; Raze out the written troubles of the brain ; And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuffd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon... "
Macbeth, from the text of S. Johnson and G. Steevens, revised - Page 82
by William Shakespeare - 1784
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Writing on the Renaissance Stage: Written Words, Printed Pages, Metaphoric Books

Frederick Kiefer - 1996 - 377 pages
...impossible, to expunge. Macbeth's words to the Doctor suggest the capacity of memory to afflict the present: "Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, / Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, / Raze out the written troubles of the brain?" (5.3.40-42). The very act of remembering can harbor...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 1997 - 72 pages
...Wood couldn't come marching to Dunsinane, could they? MACBETH: How does your patient, doctor? DOCTOR: Not so sick, my lord, As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies That keep her from her rest. MACBETH: Cure her of that. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted...
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General Psychopathology, Volume 2

Karl Jaspers - 1997 - 922 pages
...In Macbeth the doctor utters a harsh truth. Macbeth asks him: How does your patient, doctor? DOCTOR: Not so sick, my Lord, As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies, That keep her from her rest. MACBETH: Cure her of that; Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased; Pluck from the memory a rooted...
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Crisis in Representation: Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria ...

Steven Blakemore - 1997 - 273 pages
...suggestive echoes of Lady Macbeth's guilty conscience, a conscience Macbeth wishes erased or cleansed: Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff'd...
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As If Learning Mattered: Reforming Higher Education

Richard Earl Miller - 1998 - 249 pages
...castle, Macbeth turns to the doctor and asks after Lady Macbeth's health, only to be informed that "she is troubled with thick-coming fancies / That keep her from her rest." Macbeth then makes this desperate plea to the doctor: Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck...
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Medically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Dentistry, Medicine and ...

C.C. Gaither - 2019 - 482 pages
...(p. 70) August 20, 1984 PATIENTS Shakespeare, William MACBETH: How does your patient, doctor? DOCTOR: Not so sick, my lord, As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies That keep her from her rest. Unknown Quoth Doctor Squill of Ponder's End, "Of all the patients I attend Whate'er their aches or...
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Freedom and Destiny

Rollo May - 1999 - 288 pages
...on her hand, and Macbeth and the doctor he has called watch her, Macbeth pleads with the physician, Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain . . . The destiny of Macbeth, we assume, is a combination...
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Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England: Physiology and Inwardness in ...

Michael C. Schoenfeldt - 1999 - 203 pages
...resembles that of the insane Lady Macbeth. When Macbeth frantically demands of the attending doctor Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd? Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff'd...
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The Letters of Charlotte Brontė: 1848-1851

Charlotte Brontė - 1995 - 782 pages
...Macbeth asks the doctor to cure Lady Macbeth of the 'thickcoming fancies | That keep her from her rest : 'Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, | Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow. | Raze out the written troubles of the brain.' 4. Shirley has similar, and pervasive, imagery of sharp,...
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Scenes from Shakespeare

Harry Levin - 2000 - 157 pages
...discusses it with Macbeth on a more or less psychiatric basis. Lady Macbeth is "Not so sick . . . / As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies, / That keep her from her rest" (V, iii, 37-39). The Doctor is not a psychiatrist; he cannot "minister to a mind diseas'd" (40). Nor...
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