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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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Macbeth and the Players

Dennis Bartholomeusz - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 302 pages
...heav'ns cherubin hors'd Upon the sightless couriers of the air : Shall blow the horrid deed in ev'ry eye. That tears shall drown the wind. I have no spur...Ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other . . . Enter J.aily Macbeth How nowl What news.1 Garrick regrettably omitted the comma after the first...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1990 - 223 pages
...cherubin, horsed 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 To...Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself, And falls on th'other 54 Scene 7 A room in Macbeth 's castle. A Butler and several Waiters cross, carrying dishes...
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Shakespeare's Metrical Art

George T. Wright - Poetry - 1988 - 363 pages
...hors'd / Upon the sightless couriers of the air, / Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye, \ c 25 That tears shall drown the wind. I have no spur To...Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself, / And falls on th' other — / " Figure 1. Macbeth, 1.7.1-28.Subscriptsindica1c the number ofin1crior lines included...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...a naked new-born baby, 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'er-leaps itself And falls on th' other. (82) Act n, Scene 1: The dinner is over, the guests retired. Except for a servant, Macbeth...
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Deconstructing Macbeth: The Hyperontological View

Harald William Fawkner - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 261 pages
...naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven's Cherubins, 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 — (1.7.18-28) Although murder (and not merely its "consequences") is prominently horrible...
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The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 249 pages
...communion cup in 'chalice'. wind, but they have scant relevance. chalice i. goblet; 2. cup used in the That tears shall drown the wind. I have no spur To...Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on th' other— Enter Lady Macbeth LADY MACBETH How now ? What news ? He has almost supped: why have you...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...like a naked newborn babe Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubin, horsed Upon the sightless couriers is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come th' other— (I, vii) 106 Methought I heard a voice cry, "Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep,"...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 100 pages
...new-born babe, Striding the blast, or Heaven's cherubin, horsed Upon the sightless couriers of the air,30 Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye, That tears...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 the...
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Freeing Shakespeare's Voice: The Actor's Guide to Talking the Text

Kristin Linklater - Performing Arts - 1992 - 214 pages
...new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven's Cherubins (L), hors'd Upon the sightless couriers (L) of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,...— I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent (L), but only Vaulting ambition (L), which o'erleaps itself And falls on th'other . . . It is tempting...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 568 pages
...afraid they leave propriety behind; the following lines are in our opinion very exceptionable: — I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but...which o'er-leaps itself And falls on the other— [1.7.25ff.] To embody intention, that ambition may be a spur to prick its sides, leans towards the...
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