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" Should I turn upon the true prince ? Why, thou knowest, I am as valiant as Hercules: but beware instinct; the lion will not touch the true prince. Instinct is a great matter ; I was a coward on instinct. I shall think the better of myself and thee, during... "
The Humorous Speaker: Being a Choice Collection of Amusing Pieces, Both in ... - Page 391
1853 - 408 pages
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Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance ...

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Greenblatt, PH D - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 205 pages
...histrionic rhetoric, an improvised excuse for his flight from the masked prince. "Beware instinct—the lion will not touch the true prince. Instinct is a great matter; I was now a coward on instinct. I shall think the better of myself, and thee, during my life; I for a valiant...
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Chimes at Midnight

Orson Welles, Bridget Gellert Lyons - Performing Arts - 1988 - 340 pages
...made ye. Was it for me to kill the heir apparent? Should 1 turn upon the true prince? Thou knowest 1 am as valiant as Hercules, but beware instinct. The lion will not touch the true prince. 1 was now a coward upon instinct. // (He pulls the Prince, who is laughing delightedly, close to him,...
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Laughter, Pain, and Wonder: Shakespeare's Comedies and the Audience in the ...

David Richman - Drama - 1990 - 197 pages
...masters: was it for me to kill the heir-apparent? Should I turn upon the true prince? Why, thou knowst I am as valiant as Hercules but beware instinct — the lion will not touch the true prince. (2.4.258-65) The laughter here will differ as much from the laughter at Malvolio's expense as something...
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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 865 pages
...ye as well as he that made ye. Why, hear you, my masters, was it for me to kill the heir apparent? Should I turn upon the true prince? Why, thou knowest...the true prince. Instinct is a great matter. I was now a coward on instinct. I shall think the better of myself, and thee, during my life - I for a valiant...
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Will Shakespeare Save Us!: Will Shakespeare Save the King! : Two One Act Plays

Paul Nimmo - Drama - 1996 - 55 pages
...ye as well as He that made ye. Why, hear you, my masters - was it for me to kill the heir-apparent? Should I turn upon the true prince? Why, thou knowest...Instinct is a great matter; I was a coward on instinct. I shall think the better of myself and thee during my life; I for a valiant lion, and thou for a true...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...ye as well as he that made ye. Why, hear you, my masters, was it for me to kill the heir-apparent? Should I turn upon the true prince? Why, thou knowest...the true prince. Instinct is a great matter; I was now a coward on instinct. (II, iv, 267-273) The first sentence suggests that Falstaff understands the...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...ye as well as he that made ye. Why, hear you, my masters: was it for me to kill the heir-apparent? pe not so. KATHARINA. I chafe you, if I tarry: let...PETRUCHIO. No, not a whit: I find you passing gentle. Instinu is a great matter; I was a coward on instinct. I shall think the better of myself and thee...
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The First Part of King Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1997 - 214 pages
...ye as well as he that made ye. Why, hear you, my masters, was it for me to kill the heir apparent? Should I turn upon the true prince? Why, thou knowest...the true prince. Instinct is a great matter. I was now a coward on instinct. I 225 shall think the better of myself, and thee, during my life - I for...
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The Art of Comedy Writing

Arthur Asa Berger - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 127 pages
...ye as well as he that made ye. Why, hear you, my masters: Was it for me to kill the heir apparent? Should I turn upon the true prince? Why, thou knowest...touch the true prince. Instinct is a great matter. Falstaff is a trickster figure, who continually escapes, one way or another, from embarrassments, from...
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Henry IV, Part 1, Part 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 315 pages
...indicative past, compare ible ironic reference to Hal's own father. 4.1.105-8: 'I saw young Harry . . . Rise knowest I am as valiant as Hercules, but beware instinct....the true prince. Instinct is a great matter. I was now a coward on instinct. I shall think the better of myself and thee during my life — I for a valiant...
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