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" The names and some of the properties which the other author has given to his hags excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cannot coexist with mirth. But, in a lesser degree, the witches of Middleton are fine creations. Their... "
The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register - Page 115
1808
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Works: Including His Most Intesesting Letters

Charles Lamb - 1867 - 684 pages
...names, and some of the properties which the other author has given to his hags, excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cannot...with mirth. But in a lesser degree, the witches of Middletoa are fine creations. Their power, too, is, in some measure, over the mind. They raise jars,...
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A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1871 - 636 pages
...the properties," as Lamb observes, " which Middleton has given to his hags, excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cannot...raise jars, jealousies, strifes, like a thick scurf o'er life." tional, old-woman witch, of our ancestors, her, " poor, deformed, and ignorant, the ter...
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Macbeth. 1873

William Shakespeare - 1873 - 526 pages
...names, and some of the properties, which Middleton has given to his hags, excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cannot...raise jars, jealousies, strifes, like a thick scurf o'er life' COLLIER (First edition, 1843) says in reference to Malone's conviction that The Witch was...
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Macbeth. 1873

William Shakespeare - 1873 - 564 pages
...names, and some of the properties, which Middleton has given to his hags, excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cannot...a lesser degree, the Witches of Middleton are fine crea tions. Their power, too, is, in some measure, over the mind. They raise jars, jealousies, strifes,...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 1873 - 524 pages
...names, and some of the properties, which Middleton has given to his hags, excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cannot...a lesser degree, the Witches of Middleton are fine crea tions. Their power, too, is, in some measure, over the mind. They raise jars, jealousies, strifes,...
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The Works of Charles Lamb: With a Sketch of His Life and Final ..., Volume 2

Charles Lamb - 1875 - 618 pages
...names and some of the properties which the other author has given to his hags excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cannot...raise jars, jealousies, strifes, " like a thick scurf" over life. wILLIAM ROwLEY-T-THOMAS DECKER JOHN FORD, &C. The Witch of Edmonton. — Mother Sawyer,...
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - 1875 - 658 pages
...names, and some of the properties, which Middleton has given to his hags, excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cannot...over the mind. They raise jars, jealousies, strifes, Wtt a thick scurf o'er life.' Specimens, p. 152. Cf. The Witch, i. a : 'Hecate. Well may we raise jars....
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - 1875 - 694 pages
...Middleton has given to his hags, excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cinnot co-exist with mirth. But in a lesser degree, the Witches of Middleton :ue fine creations. Their power too is, in some measure, over the mind. They raise jars, jealousies,...
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The life [after sir T.N. Talfourd], letters and writings of ..., Volume 4

Charles Lamb - 1876 - 478 pages
...names, and some of the properties which the other author has given to his hags, excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cannot...raise jars, jealousies, strifes, " like a thick scurf" over life. WILLIAM ROWLEY, THOMAS DECKER,— JOHN FORD, ETC. The Witch of Edmonton. — Mother Sawyer,...
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Works of Charles Lamb: Edited and Dramatic Tales, Essays and Critisms

Charles Lamb - 1876 - 740 pages
...and some of the properties, which the other author has given to his hags, excite smiles. The Weird Sisters are serious things. Their presence cannot...raise jars, jealousies, strifes, "like a thick scurf" over life. WILLIAM ROWLEY,— THOMAS DEKKER,— JOHN FORD, &c. The Witch of Edmonton. — Mother Sawyer,...
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