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" Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive Against thy mother aught; leave her to heaven, And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge To prick and sting her. "
The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page 80
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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Shakespeare and Gender

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Drama - 1999 - 338 pages
...contain. Even the Ghost's ostensible protection of Gertrude from Hamlet's wrath is sexually sadistic: "Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive / Against...that in her bosom lodge / To prick and sting her" (Iv85-88). Gertrude's conscience is imagined as an aggressive phallus, pricking and stinging her female...
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Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer

Nancy C. Unger - History - 2000 - 393 pages
...dear father love, — Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder," but the spirit also urged Hamlet to "Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive, against thy mother aught." Like Hamlet, Bob was faced with a quandary as to how to resolve his conflicting feelings Bob La Folleue,...
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Shakespeare's Third Keyboard: The Significance of Rime in Shakespeare's Plays

Lorna Flint - Drama - 2000 - 205 pages
...when he recollects his undertaking to visit his mother does his tone change. His father commanded him: "Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive / Against thy mother aught" (1.5.85-86), and he will keep the letter, if not the spirit, of this law, even though his "tongue and...
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The Study of Culture at a Distance

Margaret Mead, Rhoda Bubundey Métraux - Social Science - 2000 - 541 pages
...guards the hero against his destructive tendencies towards the woman (cf. Ghost of Hamlet's Father: "Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive/ Against thy mother aught"). One of the indictments against an inadequate father figure is that he fails to prevent the hero from...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...nature in thee, bear it not; Let not the royal bed of Denmark be A couch for luxury and damned incest. But, howsoever thou pursu'st this act, Taint not thy...thorns that in her bosom lodge, To prick and sting her. Fare thee well at once! The glow-worm shows the matin to be near, And 'gins to pale his uneffectual...
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Scenes and Stages

John O'Connor - Drama - 2001 - 245 pages
...Let not the royal bed of Denmark be A couch for luxury and damned incest. But howsoever thou pursuest this act, Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive...thorns that in her bosom lodge To prick and sting her. Fare thee well at once. The glow-worm shows the matin to be near, And 'gins to pale his uneffectual...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...murderous crime. "But howsomever thus pursuest this act [against Claudius]," the Ghost admonishes Hamlet, Taint not thy mind nor let thy soul contrive Against...thorns that in her bosom lodge To prick and sting her. (1.5.84-88) Claudius is to be punished by Hamlet; Gertrude, by God and her own conscience — the one...
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Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Jeffrey Peter Hart - Education - 2001 - 271 pages
Hart presents a guide to some of the essential literary works of Western civilisation which retain their ability to energise us intellectually, tracing the main currents of ...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 148 pages
...further excruciatingly difficult provisos: "howsomever thou pursues this act [killing Claudius] , / Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive / Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heaven" (I.5.84-86). Arising within these imponderable matters, there is the plot's propulsive engine: revenge....
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...Let not the royal bed of Denmark be A couch for luxury and damned incest. But howsomever thou pursues this act, Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive Against thy mother aught. (I, v, 82-86) The Ghost's attitude toward Gertrude is thus a peculiar mixture of fury and solicitude:...
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