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Question: Appropriate Quotation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0428  Tuesday, 22 July 2008

[1] From:   Rebecca Gillis <
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     Date:   Monday, 21 Jul 2008 13:19:15 +0300
     Subt:   Twisting the Knife

[2] From:   Hugh Grady <
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     Date:   Monday, 21 Jul 2008 09:47:59 -0400
     Subt:   RE: SHK 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation

[3] From:   John Drakakis <
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     Date:   Monday, 21 Jul 2008 14:58:05 +0100
     Subt:   RE: SHK 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation

[4] From:   Alan Pierpoint <
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     Date:   Monday, 21 Jul 2008 12:25:10 -0400
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation

[5] From:   Mari Bonomi <
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     Date:   Monday, 21 Jul 2008 15:11:43 -0400
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation


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From:       Rebecca Gillis <
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Date:       Monday, 21 Jul 2008 13:19:15 +0300
Subject:    Twisting the Knife

How about "For Brutus is an honourable man" (Julius Caesar III.2.79)

Rebecca Gillis

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From:       Hugh Grady <
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Date:       Monday, 21 Jul 2008 09:47:59 -0400
Subject: 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation
Comment:    RE: SHK 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation

What comes to mind is not Shakespeare but Pope and Dryden. What about Pope's 
famous couplet,

    "Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
     And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer."

         Pope: Epistle to Arbuthnot.

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From:       John Drakakis <
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Date:       Monday, 21 Jul 2008 14:58:05 +0100
Subject: 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation
Comment:    RE: SHK 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation

Try Macbeth:  'False face doth hide what the false heart doth know'

Cheers,
John Drakakis

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From:       Alan Pierpoint <
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Date:       Monday, 21 Jul 2008 12:25:10 -0400
Subject: 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation

" . . . one may smile, and smile, and be a villain . . . "? Act I, scene v.? 
-Alan Pierpoint

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From:       Mari Bonomi <
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Date:       Monday, 21 Jul 2008 15:11:43 -0400
Subject: 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0419 Question: Appropriate Quotation

 >"Is there a quote that captures the idea of speaking kind words  while
 >thrusting in the knife -- that is, empty rhetoric combined with aggression?
 >Perhaps from one of the political plays?"

My instant response: Hamlet 1.5:

O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!
My tables, -- meet it is I set it down,
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain;
At least I'm sure it may be so in Denmark:

Mari Bonomi

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