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" The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty ! make thick my blood ; Stop up... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to the Hebrides - Page 92
by James Boswell - 1852
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1785 - 546 pages
...raven himfelf is hoarfe, '* That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan " Under my battlements." We \ We dined at Mr. Keith's. Mrs. Keith was rather too attentive to Dr. Johnfon, afking htm many queftions about his drinking only water. He reprefled that obfervation, by...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - 1786 - 552 pages
...by Reynolds. ' In the original senses. Act i. sc. 6. 'The 148 Words coined by Johnson. [August 29. ' The raven himself is hoarse, That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements1.' We dined at Mr. Keith's. Mrs. Keith was rather too attentive to Dr. Johnson, asking...
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Notes Upon Some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's Plays: With Remarks ...

John Howe Baron Chedworth - 1805 - 392 pages
...alteration is, Which supernatural assistance seems To crown thee with. P. 492. 295. 373. Lady M. The raven himself is hoarse, That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. The present reading is right. But it is observable that Sir William Davenant appears to have supposed...
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Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, Upon the Plays of ...

E. H. Seymour - 1805 - 500 pages
..." Doth seek " To have thee crown'd withal." 64. " Give him tending, " He brings great news. The raven himself is hoarse, " That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan " Under my battlements." Doctor Johnson and Mr. Fuseli appear to have been refining this passage into perplexity. That the messenger...
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Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, Upon the Plays of ..., Issue 1

E. H. Seymour - 1805 - 500 pages
...To have thee crown'd withal." 64. " Give him tending, " lie brings great news. The raven him" self is hoarse, " That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan " Under my battlements." Doctor Johnson and Mr. Fuscli appear to have been refining this passage into perplexity. That the messenger...
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Illustrations of Shakspeare, and of Ancient Manners:: With ..., Volume 1

Francis Douce - 1807 - 560 pages
...breath, had scarcely more Than would make up his message. LADY M. Give him tending, He brings great news. The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan. The last lines may appear less difficult, if the reader will suppose that at the moment in which the...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - 1808 - 424 pages
...scarcely more Than would make up his message. He brings great news. [Exit SEYTON. Lady. Give him tending, The raven himself is hoarse, That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, all you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here ; And fill me, from the crown to...
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King Lear: A Tragedy in Five Acts, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1808 - 432 pages
...scarcely more Than would make up his message. Lady. Give him tending, He brings great news. [Exit SEYTON. The raven himself is hoarse, That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, all you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here ; And fill me, from the crown to...
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The journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1813 - 484 pages
...oddly, that a raven perched upon one of the chimney-tops, and croaked. Then I in my turn repeated " The raven himself is hoarse, " That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan, " Under my battlements." " I wish you had been with us. Think what enthusiastick happiness I shall have to see Mr. Samuel Johnson...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816 - 490 pages
...should attend it. What thou wouldst highlv, [false, Lady Macleth, on the Newt of Dunam's Approach. The raven himself is hoarse, That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan U nder my battlements. Come, come you spirit) That tend on mortal thoughts, unsrx me ncrr, And fill...
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