The Morality of Shakespeare's Drama

9781235859069: The Morality of Shakespeare's Drama
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1775 Excerpt: ... A C T V. SCENE I. The effects of a guilty and disturbed mind are extremely well represented here, in the person of L.ady Macbeth, by the words and actions with which ihe betrays her crime, while she is walking in her sleep. "A great perturbation in Nature," as her Doctor fays, M to receive at once the benefit of sleep, ' and do the effects of watching." The Doctor, upon discovering the cause of her malady, very justly declares her to be no fit patient for his art, and turns her over, accordingly, to Heayen and her confessors for a cure, saying, Unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles; infected minds To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets. More needs she the Divine than the Physician. God, God forgive us all. And again, in the Third Scene, the fame subject is continued. Macieth. How does your patient, doctor i BoBor. Not so sick, my lord, As she is troubled with thick-coming fancieJ, That keep hex from her rest. fflacbtth. Core her of that--Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the full bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart i The word is ftuJs'J, in tbe tert, which I have taken the liberty of changing to full, to iğoid the tautology which occurs at the eĞd of the line. EC4 Do.lou DoBor. Therein the patient z Must minister unto himself. Macbeth. Throw physic to she dogs, Fll none of it, SCENE II. The situation and description of a wicked usurper involved in a domestic war to defend himself, is finely painted here. Cathness and Angus, speaking of Macbeth: Cathuss, Some say he's mad; others, that lesser hate hint, Do call it valiant fury; but, for certain, He cannot buckle his dis...

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