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" tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly; if the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch ' With his surcease success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We'd... "
The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life - Page 305
by William Shakespeare - 1828
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Guilty Creatures : Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship ...

Dennis Kezar Assistant Professor of English Vanderbilt University - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 280 pages
...blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and [shoal] of time, We'ld jump the life to come. But in these cases We still...but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague th'inventor. (Macbeth, 1.7.2-10) Even to imply that the author of a witchcraft play...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 18

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 228 pages
...extent'. He illustrates this from the lines in Macbeth (i, vii) : But here, upon this bank and school of time, We'd jump the life to come. But in these...judgment here; that we but teach Bloody instructions. He then comments on the imagery of the passage : Bank is used for bench, and time, for mortal life;...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We'ld jump the life to come. But in these cases We still...but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague th' inventor. This even-handed justice Commends th' ingredience of our poison 'd chalice...
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Surviving Violent Crime and the Criminal

Simon Duckett - Victims of crimes - 2003 - 477 pages
...quickly. If the assassination could trammel up the consequence, and catch with his surcease success that but this blow might be the be-all and the end-all!...the life to come. But in these cases we still have judgement here that we but teach bloody instructions, which, being taught, return to plague the inventor....
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The Theology of Paul's Letter to the Romans

Klaus Haacker - Religion - 2003 - 183 pages
...surcease, success; that but this blow Might he the be-all and the end-all here But here upon this hank and shoal of time We'd jump the life to come. But...but teach Bloody instructions, which being taught return To plague th'inventor. This even-handed justice Commends th'ingredience of our poison'd chalice...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Kings and rulers in literature - 2003 - 137 pages
...catch, With his surcease, success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all - here, 5 But here, upon this bank and shoal of time We'd jump...the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgement here - that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague th' inventor....
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Goodnight Children Everywhere and Other Plays

Richard Nelson - Drama - 2004 - 419 pages
...surcease success: that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all, here, But here upon this band and shoal of time, We'd jump the life to come. But...but teach Bloody instructions which, being taught, return To plague th'inventor. This even-handed justice Commends . . . As tor Place Opera House, Act...
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Popular Print Media, 1820-1900, Volume 2

Andrew King, John Plunkett - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 1691 pages
...If the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, With this surcease, success ; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all...and shoal of time — We'd jump the life to come.' Besides, this sort of murder, unlike all others, is punished by the world, if we do not commit it,...
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50 Years of Dissent

Nicolaus Mills, Michael Walzer - Political Science - 2004 - 365 pages
...has known for a long time. They seem to think about their crimes as Macbeth thought about his: "that but this blow / Might be the be-all and the end-all...and shoal of time, / We'd jump the life to come." The inference from the president's "rid the world of evil" must be that such ambitious men will cease...
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Touching Raw Nerves: A Liberal Yankee Columnist Takes on Conservative Dixie

Paul R. Dunn - Political Science - 2004 - 294 pages
...quickly; if the assassination could trammel up the consequence and catch with his surcease success; that but this blow might be the be-all and the end-all...bank and shoal of time, we'd jump the life to come." The odious practice of removing an opponent by knife rather than vote was a popular theme for the seemingly...
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