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Macbeth Soliloquy Glossary: She should have died hereafter (5.5.17-28)

To the last syllable of recorded time (21)

syllable ] final trace.

recorded time ] as opposed to eternity.
It is a possible reference to the book of Revelation when Christ will sit in final judgment of mankind: "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works" (Rev. 20.12).

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