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" Now o'er the one half-world Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse The curtain'd sleep ; now witchcraft celebrates Pale Hecate's offerings, and wither'd murder, Alarum'd by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace,... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 343
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Charles I: A Dramatic Poem : Containing Also General Remarks on Some of the ...

Issan Chunder Benerjeea - 1865 - 160 pages
...The curtain'd sleep ; now witchcraft celebrates Pale Hecate's offering ; and wither 'd murder Alarmed by his sentinel ; the wolf Whose howl's his watch,...towards his [design Moves like a ghost,— Thou sure and firm et earth Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for [fear Thy very stones prate of my whereabout...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, with Biographical Introduction by ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes. — Now o'er the one-half world Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse The curtain'd sleep ; now...murder, Alarum'd by his sentinel; the wolf, Whose howl 's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design...
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Select Readings from the Poets and Prose Writers of Every Country

James Fleming (ed) - 1866
...dead, and wicked dreams abuse The curtain'd sleep ; now witchcraft celebrates Pale Hecate's offering : and wither'd murder, Alarum'd by his sentinel, the...earth, Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear The very stones prate of my where-about, And take the present horror from the time, Which now suits...
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The Dramatic Experience

John L. Styan, Lionel Casson - 1965 - 154 pages
...easy to forget Macbeth on the point of going to King Duncan's room to murder him : wither'd murther, Alarum'd by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his...firm-set earth Hear not my steps, which way they walk . . . art. Even in reading, the imagination is fired as the poetry vividly creates a living portrait...
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Shakespeare's Stagecraft

John L. Styan - 1967 - 244 pages
...Macbeth's rhythmic lines are the index of his slowing, cautious steps toward his victim: . , , M , Alarumed by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his watch,...ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost. (Macbeth, n, i, 52-6) In this word-picture, the player is invited to mime a vision of 'Murder', crouched...
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Aspects of Macbeth

Kenneth Muir, Philip Edwards - 1977 - 86 pages
...refers ; Now o'er the one half-world Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse The curtain'd sleep : witchcraft celebrates Pale Hecate's offerings: and...ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost. (n, i, 49-56) -1 What is to be learnt by turning back to the sententious Rape of Lucrece, with its...
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The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy

James C. Bulman - 1985 - 254 pages
...seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse The curtain'd sleep; witchcraft celebrates Pale Hecate's offrings, and wither'd murder, Alarum'd by his sentinel, the...ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost. (2.1.50-57) His attempt is only partly successful; for a disjunction between the self and the deed,...
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Playhouse and Cosmos: Shakespearean Theater as Metaphor

Kent T. Van den Berg - 1985 - 188 pages
...abuse The curtained sleep. Withcraft celebrates Pale Hecate's offerings; and withered murder, Alarumed by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his watch,...ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost. (II.i.49-56) As Peter Ure says, Macbeth creates "an objective vision of himself in which he is assimilated...
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Pagan Virtue: An Essay in Ethics

John Casey, John Peter Anthony Casey - 1991 - 242 pages
...exaltation, fascinated by the spectacle of his own sinister intent: . . . and wither'd murder, Alarum' d by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his watch,...ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost.65 Macbeth's terror at what he is doing goes with his dramatizing himself as a criminal and monster....
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 1992 - 100 pages
...The curtained sleep; witchcraft celebrates Pale Heccat's offerings; and withered Murther, Alarumed by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his watch,...design Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth,38 Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear Thy very stones prate of my whereabout, And...
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