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" I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil; and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 190
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Why Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Playwright's Art

G. M. Pinciss - 2005 - 214 pages
...and an intellectual: The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. (Il.ii) As one concerned with his spiritual condition, who takes seriously the state of his soul in...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - 2005 - 224 pages
...a danger to his soul: The spirit that I have seen May be a devil; and the devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. (II.ii.594-9) It is precisely because he is aware of the danger of damnation that he arranges to catch...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 58, Writing about Shakespeare

Peter Holland - 2005 - 396 pages
...other perturbation'.4o The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, Out of my weakness...very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. (2.2.594-9) Stephen Greenblatt's comment that in the play 'a young man from Wittenberg, with a distinctly...
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Jung as a Writer

Susan Rowland - 2005 - 244 pages
...story from the unconscious? The spirit I have seen May be the Devil, and the Devil hath power T'assume a pleasing shape, yea and perhaps Out of my weakness,...very potent with such spirits Abuses me to damn me. (II, ii, 594-9) Prince Hamlet, having started to think for himself, now has three choices. He can dismiss...
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An Artist Empowered: Define and Establish Your Value as an Artist—Now

Eden Maxwell - 2007 - 495 pages
...I'll tent him to the quick: if he but blench, I know my course. The spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing...damn me: I'll have grounds More relative than this: the play's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king." — Hamlet, act i eii, by William...
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