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" That palter with us in a double sense ; That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and Illustrations ... - Page 240
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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Knight's Cabinet edition of the works of William Shakspere, Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1843
...part of man ! And be these juggling fiends no more believ'd, That palter with us in a double sense ; That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hoi*. — I 'll not fight with thee. And live to be the show and gaze o' the time. We 'll have thee,...
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The family Shakespeare [expurgated by T. Bowdler]. in which those words are ...

William Shakespeare - 1843
...And be these juggling fu-mls no more belicv'd, TTiat palter 9 with us in a double sense ; That kt-rp — I'll not fight with thee. Macd. Then yield thee, coward, And lire to be the show and gaie o'tbe...
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Political and Social Essays

Louisa Susanna Cheves McCord - History - 1995 - 510 pages
...5.8.19-22: "And be these juggling fiends no more believ'd, / That palter with us in a double sense; / That keep the word of promise to our ear, / And break it to our hope." unity may be, diversity—that is to say, investigation and discussion—is better, so long as we have...
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The Supreme Court, Race, and Civil Rights: From Marshall to Rehnquist

Abraham L. Davis, Barbara Luck Graham - Law - 1995 - 483 pages
...the prima facie case while paying lip service to Strauder the Court today allies itself with those "that keep the word of promise to our ear and break it to our hope." . . . Were it necessary to make an absolute choice between the right of a defendant to have a jury...
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Witches and Jesuits: Shakespeare's Macbeth

Garry Wills - Mathematics - 1995 - 223 pages
...they use words that are true at some level but not in the way that their victim could understand. They "keep the word of promise to our ear / And break it to our hope" (5.8.21-22). It is what Banquo had predicted on the heath (1.3.123-26): And oftentimes, to win us to...
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Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior

Mark Goulston, Philip Goldberg - Psychology - 1996 - 177 pages
...Broken Promises "And be these juggling fiends no more believ'd, That palter with us in a double sense; That keep the word of promise to our ear And break it to our hope. " —SHAKESPEARE "We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears." —FRANCOIS,...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - Drama - 1996 - 286 pages
...that he was not of woman born, Macbeth realizes that "these juggling fiends" use a double sense and "keep the word of promise to our ear, and break it to our hope" (5.8.19-22). At this point, he fights on merely to save a bit of dignity, to avoid being ridiculed....
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Unlikely Stories: Causality and the Nature of Modern Narrative

Brian Richardson - Fiction - 1997 - 219 pages
...hand-carried by Malcolm's invading forces. The hags do seem to quibble "with us in a double sense,/ That keep the word of promise to our ear/ And break it to our hope." (5.8.20-22), but the problem is not so much the witches' words as it is Macbeth's uncritical supernatural...
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When Africa Awakes

Hubert H. Harrison - African Americans - 1997 - 146 pages
...Freedom to them has been like one of "those juggling fiends That palter with us in a double sense ; That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope." In this connection, some explanation of the former political solidarity of those Negroes who were voters...
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Looking Into the Seeds of Time: The Price of Modern Development

Y. S. Brenner - Business & Economics - 443 pages
...end of the play, when Macbeth comes to realize that predictions 'palter with us in a double sense. That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope!' endowed, or still endowed to day. But I also showed that competition, the mechanism which accounted...
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