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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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Re-visions of Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Robert Ornstein

Robert Ornstein, Evelyn Gajowski - Drama - 2004 - 298 pages
...a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubim, 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. Soft, mine eyes deceive. Is this a dagger, which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?...
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Goodnight Children Everywhere and Other Plays

Richard Nelson - Drama - 2004 - 419 pages
...a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubim, 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. (Pause. Finally Macbeth f Macready] turns toward the wings and gives a small nod. Lady Macbeth...
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The Films of Orson Welles

Robert Garis - Performing Arts - 2004 - 184 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 (I.vii.i-28) Welles divides this in half, placing the second half (slightly altered) first,...
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Allusions in the Press: An Applied Linguistic Study

Paul Lennon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 297 pages
...part of the picture (Guardian, "Weekend" 24.2.96: 36). Context: Article about Palestine. Source: "... I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but...which o'erleaps itself, / And falls on the other" (Macbeth I.vii.27, Oxford Concise Dictionary of Quotations: 286/1). Examples 5.6 curiouser and curiouser...
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Focus on Macbeth

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...like 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 (I.vii.21-8) The sudden shifts from the 'babe' to cherubs 'horsed' on the winds, to tears...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 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 'Enter LADY ' MACBETH How now, what news? LADY M. He has almost supped: why have you left...
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Shakespeare in Japan

Tetsuo Kishi, Graham Bradshaw - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 153 pages
...a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or Heaven's cherubim, 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 Enter Lady Macbeth How now? What news? (Act I scene vii) Although those horses seem to emerge...
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Shakespeare's Poetic Styles: Verse Into Drama

John Baxter - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...Cherubins, hors'd Upon the sightless couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye, 25 That tears shall drown the wind. - I have no spur...only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And fall on th'other - (I, vii, 1-28) This speech, of course, has commanded an enormous volume of commentary,...
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 206 pages
...soliloquy in question, Macbeth finishes up by confessing that he is animated by an overweening ambition: I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but...ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other — ,T •• o\ (I, vn, 25-8) And falls, presumably, on the other side of the horse on to which it...
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth: A Sourcebook

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 197 pages
...naked new-born babe, Striding the blast,13 or Heaven's cherubim,14 horsed Upon the sightless15 couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,...Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on th' other -16 1 Wind instrument, often used on courtly occasions. 2 Torchbearers. 3 Superior domestic...
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