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Coleridge: Lectures on Shakespeare (1811-1819)$
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Adam Roberts and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474413787

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413787.001.0001

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Lecture 4

Lecture 4

(p.154) Lecture 4
Coleridge: Lectures on Shakespeare (1811-1819)
Adam Roberts
Edinburgh University Press

The opening of Macbeth stands in contrast with that of Hamlet. In the latter, there is a gradual ascent from the simplest forms of conversation to the language of impassioned Intellect,—yet still the Intellect remaining the seat of passion: in the Macbeth, the invocation is at once made to the Imagination and the emotions connected therewith....

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