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" This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall... "
The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere - Page 203
by William Shakespeare - 1851
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Lectures Upon Shakspeare

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...famous by their birth. Ac. Add the famous passage in King John : — This England never did, nor ever shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when...corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : naught shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. And it certainly seems that Shakspeare's...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...Napoleonic scares) : O let us pay the time but needful woe. Since it hath been beforehand with our griefs. This England never did, nor never shall Lie at the...wound itself. Now these her princes are come home Faulconbridge, Robert Ferdinand, King of Navarre again, Come the three corners of the world in arms,...
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The Values Connection

A. James Reichley - Political Science - 2002 - 285 pages
...national emergency: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror . . . Come the three corners of the world in arms And we...make us rue If England to itself do rest but true! At the same time, he understood, and brooded over, what was being lost. The ghost of Hamlet's father,...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...did, nor never shall, / Lie at the proud foot ofa conqueror, / But when it first did help to woimd itself. / Now these her princes are come home again...three corners of the world in arms /And we shall shock theml Nought shall make us rue / If England to itself do restbut true! [V.vii. 110-18] 6 RICARDO III...
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The Sovereign Flower: On Shakespeare as the Poet of Royalism, Together with ...

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 324 pages
...coming home of her revolted barons, that is, unity; and truth to herself. Here is our final speech: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. (v. vii. 1 12) This is spoken by the Bastard, Faulconbridge, the bluff, humorous, critical, warm-hearted...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...BASTARD. O, let us pay the time but needful woe, Since it hath been beforehand with our grefs. — e, It did not lie there when I went to bed. MARCUS naught shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. [Exeun . sail, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW...
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Radical Students: The Old Left at Sydney University

Alan Barcan - History - 2002 - 392 pages
...in September 1938, Holme began his lecture by quoting Shakespeare and virtually leaving it at that: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...conqueror. But when it first did help to wound itself. 97 Three major influences were brewing a new radicalism. The first was the changing character of the...
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Shakespeare and Violence

R. A. Foakes, Reginald Anthony Foakes - Drama - 2003 - 224 pages
...becomes momentarily his old self again for the play's final lines, with its rousing patriotic appeal: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the...corners of the world in arms And we shall shock them! The Bastard, 'Brave soldier' (5.6.13), is surely meant to be in armour here, and resume his image as...
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Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

J. Philip Newell - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 134 pages
...the kingdom to dangers from without as well as from within. In King John one of the noblemen says, This England never did, nor never shall Lie at the...conqueror But when it first did help to wound itself. (John V 7 112-14) The patterns that apply to the stability of an outward kingdom pertain also to the...
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Nelson: A Dream of Glory, 1758-1797

John Sugden - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 943 pages
...its proud boast: This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror . . . Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we...make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true. Most lovingly of all did Nelson misquote the words Shakespeare gave his hero Henry V before the battle...
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