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" Duncan is in his grave ; After life's fitful fever he sleeps well ; Treason has done his worst : nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further. "
Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century: Consisting ... - Page 195
1817
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...dramatist, poet. Mark Antony, in ¡utius Caesar, act 3, sc. 2, delivering Caesar's funeral oration. 24 After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst. Nor steel nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616), English dramatist,...
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Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War

Edmund Wilson - History - 1994 - 816 pages
...city's surrender, he read to his companions on the boat the scene from Macbeth that contains the lines: Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever...has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further. The night before Lincoln was murdered, he dreamed...
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Lincoln in American Memory

Merrill D. Peterson Professor of History University of Virginia (Emeritus) - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 496 pages
...author, Shakespeare. He loved Macbeth above all the other plays and from it spoke the pensive lines: Duncan is in his grave. After life's fitful fever...has done his worst; nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further. Did the shadow of death pass across his brow...
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The Meaning of Life: Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - Life - 1994 - 282 pages
...not necessarily regrettable. - Macbeth, envying the situation of the murdered Macdonald, said: (552) After life's fitful fever he sleeps well; Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison. Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing. Can touch him further. - Feeble, a recruit in the service of King...
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An anatomy of sleep: die Schlafbildlichkeit in den Dramen William Shakespeares

Marcus Noll - Dreams in literature - 1994 - 178 pages
...wife, hath bid this world goodnight. (Richard ///,IV,3,38 -39) über das lapidar-bedeutungsschwangere "Duncan is in his grave, after life's fitful fever he sleeps well" (IQ, 2,24- 25) Macbeths bis hin zur poetischen Transformation in Prosperos berühmtem "our little life...
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The Assassination of Lincoln: History and Myth

Lloyd Lewis - History - 1994 - 367 pages
...five days before his death, had, on board the River Queen, read from Macbeth to a circle of guests : "Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever he sleeps well." It was his new grave, however, that held fitful fever for Abraham Lincoln. Neither the East, which...
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William Shakespeare: 1774-1801

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 664 pages
...constantly damps all the joys of his crown. When he says Duncan is in his grave ; After life's fretful fever, he sleeps well : Treason has done his worst; nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further! [3.2.22ff.] he only enumerates the mischiefs...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
When Victor Cahn's Shakespeare the Playwright was issued in 1991, it was "highly recommended for any general public library and for academic collections at all undergraduate ...
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Lincoln-lore: Lincoln in the Popular Mind

Ray Broadus Browne - History - 1996 - 344 pages
...Shakespeare applied to our national bereavement Abraham Lincoln Born July 12, 1809— Died April 15, 1865 After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well: Treason has done his worst; nor steel, nor poison Malice, domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further. Our Honored President, all agree, Hath borne...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...who seems best to understand, and most to sympathize with, the old king should have the last word: Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever...has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further! (3.2.22-26) CHAPTER 6 Text Against Performance:...
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