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" Upon the sightless couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye, That tears shall drown the wind. I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 219
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Political and Social Essays

Louisa Susanna Cheves McCord - History - 1995 - 510 pages
...save ourselves. Thus, in my <any> view, concert is the one thing needful. 40 38. Macbeth 1.7.25—28: "I have no spur / To prick the sides of my intent,...which o'erleaps itself, / And falls on the other." 39. "Of this" added by LSM. From the above extract we may draw two conclusions, most important to our...
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Directing Plays

Don Taylor - Performing Arts - 1996 - 201 pages
...a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubin, hors'd Upon the sightless couriers of the air Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,...Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself. And falls on th'other. The process begins by simply following the surface meaning, and at the same time, unpicking...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - Drama - 1996 - 286 pages
...hoped to save Rome from tyranny. Far from seeking the good of his nation, Macbeth himself admits that "I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but...ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other" (1.7.25-28). The play directs its primary attention to the consequences of vaulting 163 ambition and...
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Shakespeare on Management: Leadership Lessons for Today's Managers

Paul Corrigan - Business & Economics - 2000 - 244 pages
...Duncan has not only been aa great king but has also been a nice man. So why kill him? Macbeth continues: I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but...ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other. Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 7 lines 25-27 So the only reason he can find on this side of the argument is his...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 636 pages
...money in one's pocket as one's roll. Macbeth (i, 7), pondering the pathway to the throne, tells himself I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but...ambition, which o'erleaps itself, And falls on the other. uem: expectorate; vomit. Gk emein. emetic. OED defines 8 associated words. Used figuratively, as by...
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Macbeth : a Play in One Act

Lindsay Price - 2001 - 33 pages
...deed; then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but...ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other. [Enter LADY MACBETH) 'How now! what news? LADY MACBETH: He has almost supp'd: why have you left the...
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The Sovereign Flower: On Shakespeare as the Poet of Royalism, Together with ...

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 324 pages
...a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or Heaven's cherubin, hors'd Upon the sightless couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,...the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition . . . (i. vii. 1 6) Compare with this the vision shown Macbeth by the Weird Sisters of a power combining...
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Macbeth

Jeannette Sanderson - Education - 2003 - 6 pages
...a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubin, horsed Upon the sightless couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye...Vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself And falls on th' other. 4 Your Turn: As a beginning bard, describe something you own—a pet, bicycle, outfit, or...
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Shakespeare and Violence

R. A. Foakes, Reginald Anthony Foakes - Drama - 2003 - 224 pages
...like a naked new-born babe Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubin horsed Upon the sightless couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,...Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on th' other. (1.7.21-8) The sudden shifts from 'babe' to cherubs 'horsed' on winds, to blind 'couriers',...
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Surviving Violent Crime and the Criminal

Simon Duckett - Victims of crimes - 2003 - 477 pages
...Chief Executive, CICA, referring to award made to Ms Z who survived attempted murder ...And Pity ... I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent but...ambition which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other. William Shakespeare: Macbeth It is easy to attack any agency, especially if it cannot publicly defend...
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